Urban Retail names exec
Chicago — Urban Retail Properties, LLC announced the appointment of John N. Christen as executive VP director of new business development.
Christen has been actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in several capacities for over 15 years, most recently as founder of Christen Realty Capital, LLC.
Forest City names marketing director for Promenade Temecula
Cleveland — Forest City Commercial Management announced the appointment of Kym Espinosa as marketing director for Promenade Temecula, a regional lifestyle center in Temecula, Calif.
Espinosa, who has more than 20 years of experience in the shopping center industry, is responsible for marketing program strategy and implementation for the 1.1 million-sq.-ft. retail center.
Situated on 75 acres, Promenade Temecula opened as an indoor shopping center in October 1999. Its anchor stores include Macy’s, Macy’s Home, J.C. Penney, Sears and Edwards Cinema. The more than 150 specialty shops and restaurants include Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Coldwater Creek, Yard House, Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ and PF Chang’s China Bistro. In March 2009, Promenade Temecula unveiled a 126,000-sq.-ft. expansion featuring upscale retailers and restaurants in a Main-Street setting, with fountains, shade trees and other amenities.
Justice expands at Cafaro malls
Youngstown, Ohio — Cafaro Co. said Wednesday that teen retailer Justice is opening new stores at two of the company’s malls — at Sundusky Mall, in Sandusky, Ohio, and at Kennedy Mall, in Dubuque, Iowa.
The new stores will open by early May. The Sandusky location will occupy over 4,000 sq. ft. of space, while the store at Kennedy Mall will be just over 3,300 sq. ft.