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Franchise Influencers: Carlie Wilmes, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Reimagine CRE

As part of our annual Influencer Issue, 1851 Franchise has enlisted the help of the franchise community to compile a list of the top people making moves in the franchise industry.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
Updated 1:13PM 03/17/23

Carlie Wilmes

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Wilmes brings over a decade of experience in tenant representation, with specific expertise in national expansion for both established and emerging brands. She has represented clients in more than 500 transactions across 40 states and comes highly recommended by individuals in the industry. She is known for her integrity, passion, positive attitude and creative deal-making strategies. Wilmes’ relentless drive to advocate for tenants and secure lucrative terms has earned her the trust and respect of her clients and colleagues. Today, she brings that respect, her impressive network, and years of industry experience to Reimagine CRE. Wilmes is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Business from the University of North Texas. She began her career with Morrow Hill where she acted as Executive Tenant Representative before moving to Fischer & Company, where she was quickly promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President. Wilmes is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Real Estate Professionals, Junior League, and was recognized as a D CEO Magazine Power Broker in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

About Reimagine CRE: Reimagine CRE is a modern real estate advisory firm that specializes in representing fast-growing brands across the country with strategic market planning, site selection, negotiations and franchisee portfolio management. ?At Reimagine CRE, their passion is helping franchisees embark on a new journey, which all starts with finding the right real estate. They provide expert guidance and education to franchisees for whom real estate strategy is too important to get wrong. They do this by leveraging their 30-plus years of combined commercial real estate experience with their nurturing and highly structured real estate process, which delivers the highest value and results to our franchisee partners. ?While all their technology and demographic software is the best in class, their most-important differentiator comes down to their principals and brokers and how they interact with franchisees. The Reimagine CRE team has an unwavering work ethic and proven record of accomplishment in delivering white glove service to franchisees. Their team brings youthful charismatic energy to the real estate process, and keeps franchisees positive and engaged.?

Reimagine CRE prides itself on its ethics and transparency. Their interest genuinely and solely relies on what is best for their clients’ interests. Each transaction they work on receives their full attention and is just as important as the one before and after. To ensure there is never a doubt about where their allegiance lies, Reimagine CRE only represents tenants, so there is never a conflict of interest with them being on both sides of the negotiating table. ?