House of Buccellati to open on Madison Avenue
New York City — Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group said it has successfully orchestrated a buy-out/lease disposition at 46 East 57th Street for jewelry house Buccellati, and simultaneously arranged its move to 810 Madison Avenue.
The Milan, Italy-based company has closed the East 57th Street store after more than four decades and will open in a new location on the "Jewel Mile" between 67th and 68th Streets.
Buccellati will take immediate possession of the former Bonpoint store at 810 Madison Avenue.
Brixmor names senior leasing and redevelopment executive
New York City — Brixmor Property Group announced Tuesday a series of corporate and regional enhancements to its leasing and redevelopment capabilities as it re-focuses on growing portfolio occupancy, strengthening retailer relationships and ramping-up redevelopment efforts.
Timothy J. Bruce has been appointed executive VP, leasing and redevelopment and as a member of the company’s Management Committee.
Bruce’s primary responsibility will be the strategic and day-to-day oversight of leasing, national accounts, redevelopment and ancillary income for Brixmor’s portfolio of 585 community and neighborhood shopping centers aggregating approximately 92 million sq. ft.
Bruce has over 25 years of retail real estate experience, including holding senior leasing and development positions at DDR, Acadia Realty Trust and Westfield, LLC.
In addition, Tyson Fraser has been named VP, leasing, Central Region. Based in Chicago, Fraser will direct leasing efforts for approximately 11.7 million sq. ft. of community and neighborhood shopping centers spanning seven states.
Fraser has held positions at Icon Real Estate Leasing and Management, Edgemark Commercial Real Estate and Mid-America Real Estate.
The company has also added six leasing representatives within its regional operating structure, including Samuel Kallmerten and Andrew Malvezzi in the Northeast region based in Boston; Daniel Germano in the South region based in Orlando; Cole Munger and Jodie Pearson in the Southwest region based in Houston; and Scott Singleton in the Southwest region based in Dallas.
GGP hosts Halloween photo contest via Facebook
General Growth Properties is leveraging social media to promote Halloween. The mall owner has launched an online Halloween photo contest that prompts participants – from Oct. 17 through Nov. 2 — to visit their local GGP mall’s Facebook page and upload a Halloween photo for the opportunity to win a family vacation for four to Universal Orlando Resort.
“Halloween is such a fun time of year,” said Keith Maladra, VP digital marketing. “I can’t wait to see creative costume postings. Our malls’ Facebook pages continue to be a popular communication vehicle with our shoppers.”
GGP has layered additional social media promotional offerings, as shoppers are invited to participate in a Haunted House of Savings national sweepstakes. Customers can log onto local GGP mall websites to play Halloween games and enter prize sweepstakes that include mall gift cards.
And, from Oct. 5 through Nov. 1, The Club Mobile App will be a part of the Halloween program, as shoppers can play the Play-a-Day mobile app game for a chance to win a $50 Shop Etc. Gift Card. One winner is chosen each day from all entries received nationally. Participants also will receive special sales alerts at their local GGP malls.