CBRE names urban retail head, NY tri-state chief
New York City CB Richard Ellis announced that it has appointed Nina Kampler as senior managing director of the company’s New York Tri-State Retail Services Group, as well as head of the firm’s Urban Retail Group in the Americas.
In her new roles, Kampler will work closely with the company’s Manhattan, outer borough and suburban retail professionals to strengthen CBRE’s retail real estate capabilities in the New York Tri-State Region. She also joins a leadership team to spearhead the Urban Retail Group in the Americas.
“As the business of retail continues to expand internationally and more and more investors and retailers act globally, CBRE is enhancing its Urban ‘High Street’ Retail practice,” said Anthony Buono, executive managing director of CBRE Retail Services.
Most recently, Kampler was executive VP strategic retail and corporate solutions for Hilco Real Estate. Prior to that, she was VP retail and Real Estate Counsel for the Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.
Kampler will be based in Manhattan.
New York & Co. appoints marketing chief
New York City New York & Co. Tuesday announced that Eran Cohen has been named to the position of executive VP chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for all marketing and visual aspects of the chain’s integrated brand strategy and marketing campaign including its e-commerce business.
Cohen joins New York & Co. from Collective Brand’s Payless ShoeSource Division, where most recently he was senior VP chief marketing officer.
Former Blockbuster CFO named president of American Apparel
New York City American Apparel has hired the former CFO of Blockbuster Tom Casey, as acting president, putting him in charge of leading the company as it embarks on a new strategy.
The announcement comes amid American Apparel’s struggle to avoid being delisted by the New York Stock Exchange and to keep compliance with debt covenants.
American Apparel last month received a warning that it could be delisted as it delayed the filing of its second-quarter results amid the resignation of its accounting firm in July. The exchange later extended the delisting proceedings to Nov. 15, by which time the company has promised to file its quarterly results.
Casey was Blockbuster’s financial chief for three years before departing ahead of last month’s bankruptcy filing by the movie-rental chain.
American Apparel said he will have primary responsibility for developing the company’s operating strategy.