Mr. Warner has enjoyed a 35-year career in the corporate and private sector Commercial Real Estate Industry. As the Real Estate Director for national retailers including Rent-A-Center, Big Lots and Dollar General Stores, he procured sites nationally, however, he has spent the last 10 years specifically focused on territories in Southeast Texas, primarily Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Warner has held project leasing and new project development positions with Jerry J. Moore Investments and Realm Realty where he successfully negotiated leases with national retailers including Barnes and Noble, PetsMart, Sally Beauty, The Outback Steakhouse and Payless Shoes. Mr. Warner has also assembled development tracts that resulted in new store locations for Walmart, Walgreens, Starbucks, numerous fast food and bank clients.
As a member of the Investar leasing team, Mr. Warner takes pride in taking under-performing shopping centers to an increased level of occupancy and tenant quality by focusing on strategic leasing efforts.