“One of the primary objectives of our retail strategy is to elevate our brand. Beginning with our first location in Westfield’s San Francisco Centre through to all of our locations, Claudia has been instrumental in ensuring that we build a most impressive portfolio of stores. She is extremely well regarded in the industry and having her represent Vera Bradley to the developer community has given us instant credibility. We are fortunate to have her leading our real estate expansion program.”
– Mike Ray, Former CEO Vera Bradley Designs
“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Claudia for more than ten years. We first worked together when she was the Vice President of Real Estate for AnnTaylor and then Williams-Sonoma. Claudia is one of the most talented, ethical and hard-working individuals in the industry; also a joy to work with. Besides being a great communicator – she’s exemplary at her use of direct, one-on-one communication with her clients and vendors resulting in highly beneficial collaboration – she is passionate about her work and believes in helping her clients make the right, not just the easiest, location decisions. Because of her hard work and dedication, I have recommended Claudia Sagan Inc to many of my colleagues and friends.”
– Jeff Green, Principal, Jeff Green Partners
“Claudia’s breadth of experience brings a specialty retailer’s perspective to real estate and growth implementation strategies. She understands that successful retail environments are created when serving the customer is the highest priority.”
– Valerie Richardson, Executive Vice President, The Container Store and former Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Construction, Ann Taylor, Inc.
“Claudia has been a great partner to Trademark. She is an expert on retail real estate, project leasing, marketing, merchandising, and the women’s perspective in our business. She has opened doors on our behalf and given Trademark instant credibility within the retail community. She’s a pro and a quality person.”
– Terry Montesi, Founding Partner, Trademark Property Company
“Claudia has been a tremendous partner to Midway Companies and our projects. Her broad specialty retail experience has been critical in executing our merchandising, leasing, and marketing strategies. What truly sets Claudia apart is her strategic approach coupled with the ability to generate creative solutions. Her passion for the business is contagious and I truly enjoy working with Claudia.”
– Jonathan H. Brinsden, EVP & COO, Midway Companies
“National relationships, strong work ethic, strategic thinker, deep transaction experience….Claudia is the perfect ambassador to represent any retailer and developer.”
– Scott Muller, Senior Vice President, CBRE
“Claudia’s broad experience, national exposure and considerable accomplishments make her extraordinarily qualified to formulate and execute a strategy for store roll-out.”
– Richard T. O’Connell, Retired Executive Vice President & General Counsel, The Talbots, Inc.