SRS Real Estate announces Houston leadership
Dallas — SRS Real Estate Partners announced that new leadership in the Houston office has been put in place to help strengthen the firm’s presence throughout central and south Texas.
Todd Wallace and Robert O’Farrell have been named co-market leaders for the Houston office, focusing on growth via building its retail brokerage team.
Wallace and O’Farrell currently lead the Austin and newly established San Antonio offices as well. With this leadership change, Wallace and O’Farrell will be leading all the offices.
Marcus & Millichap names senior director
Encino, Calif. — Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services said it has named Brandon Michaels senior director of the firm’s National Retail Group in Encino.
Michaels joined Marcus & Millichap in July 2004.
Von Maur joins Riverchase Galleria project
Hoover, Ala. — Chicago-based General Growth Properties and Montgomery, Ala.-based Jim Wilson & Associates announced that Von Maur department store will open at Riverchase Galleria, in Hoover, Ala.
Alabama’s first Von Maur will open in 2013, featuring a 187,000-sq.-ft. store that will join Macy’s, Sears, J.C. Penney and Belk anchors.
The opening will coincide with a major redevelopment of the shopping center, slated to launch this year and be completed in 2013. Improvements include: relocation and upgrade of Center Court elevators to enhance sight-lines and provide better customer service; installation of aesthetic architectural elements, including pendant fixtures and “sails” with accent lighting throughout Center Court; upgrading and modernizing mall entrances and pedestrian bridge entrances; parking deck improvements; and the renovation and expansion of Center Court public restrooms. New landscaping and way-finding signage will be indigenous and complementary of the surrounding Riverchase and Hoover communities.
Von Maur will join other soon-to-open retailers, such as Jared Jewelry and Earth Fare.
“The proposed redevelopment and refresh of the center is critical to the success of the center,” said Tom Martin, senior general manager, Riverchase Galleria. “With the addition of Von Maur, the reputation and popularity of the Galleria is only further solidified as the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.”