In the late 1960’s and 1970’s the retail industry clustered under a common roof in controlled 72 degree conditions.  As consumer tastes changed and populations shifts, the "life-style" center became the next new thing.  The problem being addressed today is what do we do with all of the covered malls around the country ?  One mall under going a "de-malling" is Randhurst Mall in Mount Prospect, Illinois by Casto Lifestyle Properties once the largest covered malls in the country. Follow this link to view the video of the redesign rendering.  The locations of older covered malls are prime today as many were originally built at the fringes of city limits or around close in suburbs; over the years new suburbs developed and completely surrounded these retail centers.  As developers and municipalities consider what to do with their tired covered malls mixed use opportunities abound.  

 

 

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Brad Kaplan

Brad assists Owners, Operators and Receivers of Hotel, Office and Industrial properties with their Real Estate, Finance, Leasing, Construction and Organizational challenges; specifically, negotiating and drafting hospitality, purchase, sale, financing, leasing, construction, franchise and management agreements. He has in the past and presently…

Brad assists Owners, Operators and Receivers of Hotel, Office and Industrial properties with their Real Estate, Finance, Leasing, Construction and Organizational challenges; specifically, negotiating and drafting hospitality, purchase, sale, financing, leasing, construction, franchise and management agreements. He has in the past and presently serves as general counsel and national real estate counsel to several domestic and internationally based public and privately held companies. Brad represents foreign businesses doing business in the United States and U.S. businesses doing business abroad; and is a former Chairman of World Services Group (www.worldservicesgroup.com) an international consortium of legal and other professionals. Brad has achieved the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®. He is an active member of the Illinois Bar and maintains an office in both the firm’s Cincinnati and Chicago offices. Brad is the editor of the Real Estate Advisor Law blog, a tool that highlights articles and observations of Ulmer & Berne attorneys on various trends and opportunities affecting the commercial real estate and construction industry, and is a frequent speaker on internet and social media issues.