RON SIMKINSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LEASING
Ron is an outlet industry veteran, bringing more than 35 years of experience in development, leasing and management to TORG. Ron has extensive experience in developing architecture and construction plans and creating and managing budgets. Ron has overseen the end – to – end development and construction process for four outlet centers comprising over 2 millio n square feet.
Over his 21 – year tenure at Belz Enterprises, Ron managed the development process from feasibility and land procurement to entitlements, budgeting, tenant attraction and coordination. Ron was also responsible for the management and redevelopm ent of more than 3 million square feet in three outlet centers in the US and Puerto Rico.
Since 2008, Ron has been advising numerous development and private equity firms in retail real estate, the outlet sector and in traditional retail including a stint i n China on behalf of Urban Retail Asia and working with Poag and Tanger on the groundbreaking of a new outlet center in Southaven, Mississippi.
Ron has a strong reputation and unparalleled contacts in the outlet industry and with municipalities such as Mem phis, St. Augustine, Las Vegas, Pigeon Forge and Orlando. Ron also brings an important retail perspective, having served as Vice President of Operations and Real Estate for Toy King, a chain of more than 70 stores.
Ron is Vice President of Developers of Ou tlet Centers & Retailers (DOCR) and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) where he serves on various committees.
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