DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centennial Real Estate Company, a national owner and operator of regional malls and community shopping centers, announced the appointment of two key management additions. Centennial has named Kevin Connell senior vice president, development and construction and Colleen Heydon director, national marketing.
“Centennial’s vision is to shape our centers into the multidimensional destinations our communities desire, so we need exceptional talent in our development and marketing roles,” said Steven Levin, Centennial’s chief executive officer. “We’ve found just that with Kevin and Colleen’s deep skill sets and industry experience.”
As senior vice president, Connell will oversee the development, construction and tenant coordination projects of the Centennial Collection portfolio. Prior to joining Centennial, Connell led more than $150 million of strategic development projects at Rouse Properties where he was vice president, development and construction. During his tenure at Rouse, Connell oversaw projects that ranged from developing new streetscapes, restaurant row additions, reconfiguring box space, construction of large format movie theaters, conversion of enclosed mall into a power center to various cosmetic upgrades. Prior to Rouse, Connell was director corporate office facilities, property development and construction at JC Penney where he was involved in major store renovations and construction of both new stores and corporate office space. Connell has also held development roles with General Growth Properties and Brinker Development. Connell holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M, Master of Science in Management and Masters of Business Administration from University of Texas at Dallas.
As director, national marketing Heydon will be responsible for overseeing all field-marketing efforts, ensuring brand consistency and expanding community and retailer partnerships at the national level. Heydon has been promoted from her role as marketing director Mainplace Mall, a Centennial Collection Property located in Santa Ana, Calif. Heydon joined Centennial from Westfield in 2015 with the acquisition of MainPlace. Since 2010 she has held Marketing Director roles at both Carlsbad and MainPlace. She has also served in senior positions and consulting roles in the areas of agency, television and financial services, both internationally and domestically. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Heydon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Journalism.
About Centennial Real Estate Company
Centennial Real Estate Company is a real estate company specializing in the investment, development, management and operations of retail properties, including community shopping centers, enclosed malls and urban mixed-use areas. Founded in 1997, Centennial is deeply rooted in retail and focuses on revitalizing assets to create a dynamic community focused shopping, dining and entertainment experience. For more information, visit centennialrec.com.