NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Olshan Properties, one of the country's leading private owners, developers and operators of commercial real estate, today announced that Kenneth J. Marshall has joined the firm as Head of Retail effective September 2016.
Based in Olshan Properties' Columbus office, Mr. Marshall will report directly to CEO Andrea Olshan working as a member of her executive team with responsibility for all retail assets. In this newly created role, Mr. Marshall will focus on growing the highly diversified 10 million square foot retail portfolio through strategic acquisitions, as well as overseeing management of the portfolio's day-to-day operations.
"I am delighted to welcome Ken to Olshan Properties as our new Head of Retail," said Olshan Properties' CEO Andrea Olshan. "Ken is a well-known, best in class commercial real estate veteran who enjoys a peerless reputation. He comes to us with deep industry relationships and a track record of success in the development and operation of commercial assets based on a disciplined approach to investing, excellent leadership abilities and an exceptional foundation in real estate grounded in his academic focus in architecture. We're excited to draw on Ken's countless strengths and attributes as we work together to drive Olshan Properties' continued success."
With a career in retail real estate spanning almost a quarter of a century, Mr. Marshall comes to Olshan Properties most recently from retail REIT WP Glimcher (NYSE: WPG) where he served as Vice President of Development overseeing retail and office development projects for the company, including a vertically integrated mixed-use lifestyle center and a $25 million strategic mall renovation. Prior to that, Mr. Marshall was Executive Vice President of Colonial Properties Trust's 11 million square foot commercial division, where he led asset management, leasing, operations, development and capital improvement spending.
"I'm thrilled to throw my hat in with the distinguished and driven team of real estate professionals at Olshan Properties," commented Mr. Marshall. "I've long been impressed by Olshan's rich legacy and superior portfolio of value-add retail and other properties, and I'm enthusiastic to get to work contributing to the future successes of this dynamic company."
Mr. Marshall holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with supplemental study in real estate. He is currently a registered architect in the state of Illinois and a regular contributor to International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) publications. Mr. Marshall has also been a frequent speaker at ICSC sessions and panels, and has been a featured panelist at the Urban Land Institute's Retailing Program.
About Olshan Properties
Olshan Properties is a privately owned real estate firm specialized in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of commercial real estate for more than 55 years. The close integration of investment and operating capabilities has given Olshan Properties a reputation as one of the leading private owner/operators of commercial real estate in the country.
Olshan Properties currently owns and/or manages, individually or with its affiliated companies, a diverse portfolio of commercial properties including Retail, Hotel, Office, and Residential in eleven states. For more information, click here.
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