Bryan Cornelius




Bryan Cornelius is a Principal at Venture Commercial, specializing in tenant representation and new development consulting. Venture Commercial, a Dallas-based retail real estate brokerage firm, specializes in tenant and landlord representation, retail pad site sales, land and big box disposition. Today Venture leases over six million square feet of retail space, representing over 120 national and regional tenants, and has 35 brokers in its Dallas office.

Bryan joined Venture Commercial in 2003 and brings over 26 years of real estate experience in brokerage, asset management, site selection, strategic market planning and commercial real estate appraisal to Venture. He became a partner at Venture in 2005. Bryan’s focus is tenant representation, specializing in the implementation of retailers’ market strategies for expansion in DFW and nationally for retail clients including Starbucks, rue21, Payless ShoeSource, GNC, FootLocker, Sola Salon Studios and Sprouts.

Prior to joining Venture Commercial, Bryan spent 10 years in corporate real estate with Radio Shack, Payless ShoeSource and FedEx Kinko’s. His experience also includes commercial real estate appraisal of a wide variety of income-producing properties including office buildings, retail centers, multi-family, industrial warehouses, residential subdivisions and vacant land.

Bryan is known for his strategic market planning process, which he learned on the corporate side of the business. Bryan’s core strength is seeing the big picture and planning a client’s experience comprehensively for the entire market, rather than looking at an isolated store one location at a time. He understands the client’s needs and tailors a plan specific to the retailer and the market. Bryan has been an integral part in putting together strategic market plans and rollouts for many clients including Starbucks, GNC, Sola Salon Studios and Sleep Experts.



Book: The Hunt for Red October – Tom Clancy

Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Quote: “It’s not over, until we say it’s over”

Vacation Spot: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Destin, Florida