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Alexandra Peters

by ALEXANDRA PETERS

Marketing Coordinator

A Breath of Fresh Open Air: Transforming Open Air Centers

  • APRIL 10, 2017
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Principal and Director of M+A's Commercial Studio Lori Bongiorno discusses how landlords are transforming open-air centers into communities of integrated retail, entertainment, housing, offices and hotels with International Council of Shopping Centers Shopping Centers Today magazine.

Inquiries from retail developers and owners have risen this year according to Bongiorno.

"It seems like developers that haven't done open-air mixed-use projects before are eager to do them now. Because the projects are so massive, developers are still a little slower to pull the trigger, but there are more projects in the works," said Bongiorno.

Many of the country's prime open-air centers are trying to land such prominent entertainment or retail anchors such as Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Legoland or Sea Life Aquarium and food halls.

Bongiorno has worked on Peninsula Town Center in Hampton, Virginia, Watters Creek in Allen, Texas, and Easton Fashion District in Columbus, Ohio.

Source: "A Breath of Fresh Open Air" by Shopping Centers Today

Alexandra Peters

by ALEXANDRA PETERS

Marketing Coordinator

Alex is a marketing coordinator at M+A and a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.A. in strategic communication. She loves watching Friends and hanging out with her real-life ones, too.