Chief Investment Officer
Nick Tortorice is Chief Investment Officer of Epic Real Estate Partners. A veteran of more than 14 years in the real estate industry, Mr. Tortorice most recently served as Vice President of NewQuest-Epic Investments, a joint venture between NewQuest Properties and EPIC. Under the NewQuest-EPIC banner, EPIC partnered with a large private equity firm and purchased $245 million in value-add retail centers nationwide from 2012 through 2014.
Prior to forming EPIC, Mr. Tortorice spent 4 years working as Director of Acquisitions at P.O’.B. Montgomery & Company, a Dallas Based privately-held operating company specializing acquiring retail shopping centers in partnership with several major private funds, Public REITS and Life Insurance Companies, including Ares Real Estate Group, Protective Life Insurance Company and Long Wharf Real Estate Partners. While at P.O’B., Mr. Tortorice was responsible for acquisitions nationwide and closed more than 450,000 square feet of grocery anchored shopping centers.
Prior to being recruited to work at PO’B, Mr. Tortorice spent two years as Acquisitions Executive for the Southeast Region and Texas at Weingarten Realty Investors, a publicly traded REIT. While at WRI, Mr. Tortorice sourced and closed more than $270 million of grocery anchored and power center retail acquisitions. Previous to being promoted to Acquisitions Executive at WRI, Mr. Tortorice spent two years as Senior Acquisitions Analyst, where he was responsible for running the underwriting and due diligence process for more than $1 billion worth of retail assets.
Prior to joining Weingarten, Mr. Tortorice was a Senior Credit Analyst with Comerica Bank in the Commercial Real Estate Loan Group. While at Comerica, Mr. Tortorice was responsible for underwriting development and bridge loan credit facilities for retail, office, multi-family and industrial properties.
Mr. Tortorice holds a B.A. from University of Texas at Austin in Economics as well as Sociology, and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.