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Shop Around: From Clicks to Bricks and Optimizing the Shopping Experience

December 14, 2021 37 Minute Listen

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New strategies are getting shoppers back into stores. Industry experts Brian Harper, CEO of RPT Realty, and CBRE’s Lisa Stoddard join Spencer Levy to discuss investment trends, the tenant mix, this year’s shopping season and what it takes to succeed in 2022 and beyond.

Shop Around: From Clicks to Bricks and Optimizing the Shopping Experience

December 14, 2021 37 Minute Listen


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Brian Harper

CEO, RPT Realty

Brian is the President and CEO of RPT Realty, a publicly traded REIT that owns over 14 million sq. ft. of open-air shopping centers across 15 states. The Company's shopping centers offer diverse, locally curated consumer experiences that reflect the lifestyles of their surrounding communities and meet the modern expectations of the Company's retail partners. In addition to his role with RPT, he has over two decades of real estate experience, largely in the retail sector.

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Lisa Stoddard

Executive Vice President, CBRE

Lisa has been with CBRE since 2006. She has 25 years of retail leasing experience in the MidAtlantic Region and a total of 34 years of experience in commercial real estate. She primarily works with owners of premier retail assets in formulating and implementing leasing strategies and ultimately analyzing, negotiating and executing lease transactions for a variety of retail projects. Assignments include the region’s premiere lifestyle centers, power centers, mixed-use projects, specialty retail centers, community shopping centers, and urban street retail space. Lisa’s experience and expertise includes new developments, redevelopments, and leasing existing assets.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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