OAK BROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InvenTrust Properties Corp. announced it has named Michael Walker as the Director of Leasing for its Atlanta office. Mr. Walker, a 20-year veteran of leasing and retail management, oversees all retail leasing activities and assists in market expansion efforts for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast portions of the company’s national portfolio.
“Our retail strategy is strengthened by our regional and direct leasing offices in high-growth areas, including Atlanta,” InvenTrust Properties Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management David F. Collins said. “Michael has extensive experience in retail leasing and management and an impressive track record for growth and collaboration. We’re thrilled to have Michael on the InvenTrust team.”
Prior to joining InvenTrust Properties, Mr. Walker lead Brixmor Property Group’s northeast leasing team, overseeing the leasing of approximately 13 million square feet of community and neighborhood shopping centers from New York throughout New England. Prior to joining Centro (re-named Brixmor) in 2001, Mr. Walker held leasing positions with Urban Retail Properties and Simon Properties Group. Mr. Walker holds a Certified Leasing Specialist designation (CLS) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and was the 2014 New England Idea Exchange Program Chair. He also held the ICSC State Operations Chair for MA, ME, NH, RI and VT from 2011 through 2014.
InvenTrust Properties currently owns 49 centers in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions, and is seeking acquisitions in the growth markets of Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Baltimore/Washington DC and Richmond.
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InvenTrust became a self-managed real estate investment trust in 2014; it owns 108 multi-tenant retail properties, comprising 15.5 million square feet of retail space in 24 states. In addition, its student housing business, University House Communities, has 14 properties with 7,989 beds and five additional properties in development. InvenTrust also owns 6.4 million square feet of non-core, office and industrial buildings.
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