Rancho Cucamonga, CA – March 27, 2023 – Progressive Real Estate Partners, a leading SoCal Inland Empire retail real estate brokerage firm, announced that Heather Sharp has joined the firm as a Senior VP of Retail Sales & Leasing. Sharp will be leading Progressive Real Estate Partner’s expansion into the Coachella Valley. In addition to providing regional leadership, Sharp will continue her brokerage activities which include selling and leasing retail properties.

Sharp has more than 25 years of experience in real estate, with a specific concentration on the Coachella Valley’s retail industry for the past 23 years. Her broad range of expertise includes investment sales, landlord representation, tenant representation, land sales, and owner/user sales.

According to Brad Umansky, President of Progressive Real Estate Partners “We are very excited to welcome Heather to the Progressive Real Estate Partners team. We have been eager to bring our team oriented, resource rich brokerage culture to the Coachella Valley for a few years, but were waiting for the right person to lead this expansion.”  He added, “The Progressive Difference is focused upon providing our brokers the substantial tools and resources required by the retail industry so our brokers can focus on maximizing value for their clients.  Sharp’s experience, expertise, client-centric focus, and values allows us to expand our clientele and positions us to be a leading brokerage firm in this dynamic and growing market.”

Sharp stated, “I’m excited to take on this new role where I’ll be able to continue delivering top-notch service to my clients as well as expanded services while also contributing to Progressive’s growth in the Coachella Valley. I’m thrilled to be a part of the dedicated team of professionals at Progressive Real Estate Partners.”

Before joining Progressive, Sharp was a Partner at Wilson Meade Commercial Real Estate in Rancho Mirage where she led the Retail Division and specialized in the leasing and sale of retail and commercial properties.

Comprised of the cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Cathedral City and La Quinta, the Coachella Valley is expected to grow from 463,000 residents to 884,000 by 2035 according to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG).

Sharp is a member of ICSC, the retail industry’s largest global trade organization. She attended California State University, Sacramento. Heather is a Colorado native who moved to the Coachella Valley 25 years ago.

About Progressive Real Estate Partners

Progressive Real Estate Partners (PREP) is a boutique commercial brokerage firm headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Founded in 2008, the firm specializes in the leasing and sale of retail properties in Southern California’s Inland Empire. The firm is also the exclusive Inland Empire representative of the Retail Brokers Network (RBN).   Since the firm’s inception Progressive has completed over 1200 lease and sales transactions valued at more than $1.8B in over 35 cities throughout the region.  Progressive uses the latest marketing and brokerage techniques to help retailers and property owners achieve their real estate goals.