Retail Group appoints VP real estate
Lenexa, Kan. — Retail Group of America, owner of Strasburg Children stores, has announced the appointment of Joanna B. Shawver as VP real estate. She will lead the company’s real estate expansion strategy in the United States.
Shawver brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience to her new role, with specialties in tenant representation and shopping center leasing. Most recently, she was VP leasing with RED Development, a Kansas City and Phoenix-based real estate development firm.
Citi Trends to open two Pa., locations
New York City — Centro Properties Group US announced the recent lease executions of two Citi Trends locations. A 13,500-sq.-ft. lease has been executed at Lehigh Shopping Center, in Bethlehem, Pa., and a 12,000-sq.-ft. location will open at Kline Plaza, located in Harrisburg, Pa.
Both Lehigh Shopping Center and Kline Plaza are owned by Centro Properties, based in New York City.
Urban Retail to manage four regional malls
Chicago — Urban Retail Properties, LLC said it has been awarded the contract by Garrison Investment Group to provide management and leasing services for four regional shopping centers, effective immediately.
Urban will assume third-party responsibilities for Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Central Mall (Salina, Kan.), Decatur Mall (Decatur, Ala.) and Lakeshore Mall (Gainesville, Ga.).
Chapel Hills Mall is a 1.2-million-sq.-ft. property featuring more than 100 stores, restaurants, a 15-screen theater and six department stores.
Central Mall is a single-level, 486,444-sq.-ft. enclosed regional mall anchored by Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Sears.
Decatur Mall is a single-level, 575,923-sq.-ft. enclosed regional mall anchored by Belk, Sears and J.C. Penney Outlet, along with an eight-screen Regal Cinemas and 50 specialty shops and restaurants.
Lakeshore Mall, a single-level 517,153-sq.-ft. enclosed regional mall is anchored by Belk, Sears and J.C. Penney.