Detroit’s Bedrock adds SVP of leasing

Naumann Idrees

Detroit-based developer Bedrock has added veteran real estate executive Naumann Idrees as its senior vice president of leasing.

As SVP of leasing, Idrees will identify strategic opportunities that continue to foster an environment that attracts a diverse mix of local and national businesses and retailers to downtown Detroit and Cleveland. Additionally, he will lead a team focused on cultivating, developing and fostering relationships to establish new opportunities for acquisitions and leasing to ensure that Detroit remains a place where people and companies want to live, work and play.

Idrees has more than 20 years of experience attracting and building relationships with dozens of retailers in major markets throughout the United States, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. He maintains an extensive background in development leasing, portfolio management and strategic planning.

Most recently, Idrees was the vice president of leasing for Starwood Retail Partners in Chicago, where he oversaw property merchandising, lease transactions and tenant allowance capital for more than 15 million square feet of office and retail space. He additionally led the successful leasing of a $70 million development in Northern California, resulting in double-digit sales growth.