NEW YORK, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) ("Brixmor" or the "Company") announced today the appointment of seasoned real estate executive John M. Hendrickson as Executive Vice President - President, Midwest, effective August 1, 2018. In this role, he will oversee the development and execution of long-term business plans for more than 19 million square feet of open-air retail properties, including leasing, reinvestment and specialty leasing activities. Mr. Hendrickson will report to Brian Finnegan, Executive Vice President, Leasing and manage an experienced team, including recent addition Corrine Cecil, Vice President - Leasing, Midwest, who joined the Company in April 2018.
"We are excited to add these talented and veteran real estate professionals to our team. John's leadership skills, financial acumen and retail market expertise, in conjunction with the deep skill set of Corrine and our entire Midwest team, will be instrumental in harvesting the growth and value creation opportunities in our Midwest portfolio," stated Brian Finnegan, Executive Vice President, Leasing.
Mr. Hendrickson has 25 years of retail real estate experience, including 19 years in the REIT industry at RAMCO Properties Trust and Federal Realty Investment Trust. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of RAMCO, where he was responsible for harvesting value from a 59 property open-air retail portfolio, including the identification and execution of $266 million of active and shadow redevelopment projects. Prior to joining RAMCO in 2015, he was Manager Director Mixed-Use Division of Federal Realty Investment Trust after holding the Northeast Region Chief Operating Officer position and various Investments roles. Ms. Cecil spent the last decade at Phillips Edison & Co. in leasing positions, including most recently as Regional Vice President Leasing for a 90 property portfolio. She is a member of the Illinois, Missouri and Ohio Bar Associations.
ABOUT BRIXMOR PROPERTY GROUP Brixmor Property Group, a real estate investment trust (REIT), is a leading owner and operator of high-quality, open-air shopping centers. The Company's more than 475 retail centers comprise 82 million square feet in established trade areas across the nation and are supported by a diverse mix of highly productive non-discretionary and value-oriented retailers, as well as consumer-oriented service providers. Brixmor is committed to maximizing the value of its portfolio by prioritizing investments, cultivating relationships and capitalizing on embedded growth opportunities through driving rents, increasing occupancy and pursuing value-enhancing reinvestment opportunities. Headquartered in New York City, Brixmor is a partner to more than 5,000 best-in-class national, regional and local tenants and is one of the largest landlords to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.
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