COVID-19: Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and Redevelopment Webinar



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NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties


NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 19,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.

Event Overview

COVID-19: Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and Redevelopment Webinar

May 21, 2020

2-2:45 p.m. ET

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The declining prospects of North America’s shopping malls have been the subject of significant media attention, industry concern and public interest, and the current pandemic is contributing to the downsizing and bankruptcy of several large retailers and will likely hasten the closure of many traditional malls. However, while many of these properties may no longer support a traditional mall, they are often strong candidates for redevelopment.

Based on the findings in “Repurposing Retail Centers” – a recent research report commissioned by the NAIOP Research Foundation – this webinar will examine how developers have revitalized properties by adding new uses, amenities and services, transforming struggling or closed malls into properties that serve the needs of their surrounding communities.


Jason Beske, AICP, Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Campus and Senior Urban Designer for Stantec’s Urban Places
Matt Whelan, Principal, RedLeaf Properties LLC

Over the next few weeks, NAIOP will present a webinar series of critical dialogues around the topics on everyone’s mind related to the COVID-19 public health crisis and our industry. Led by industry experts, topics will include construction, building operations, legal/insurance, the impact on various property types and more. If you are an expert in the field and interested in speaking, volunteer to present.

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