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Current Responsibilities
Mr. Stephens is a Vice President and  General Manager for in the Retail group.  He currently manages and leases Crestwood Plaza, a 1.1 million square-foot center in St. Louis, MO, which is currently being redeveloped into a retail, entertainment center. He oversees the management, operations and marketing functions of the property. His responsibilities are to ensure that financial performance objectives and reporting goals are met and that value creation opportunities are maximized. Additionally, Mr. Stephens collaborates with leasing and marketing to assist in meeting leasing objectives.  

Experience
Mr. Stephens has over 20 years experience in the real estate industry, with specialization in leasing and redevelopment. Prior to his career in real estate, Mr. Stephens was a newspaper publisher and owned a number of small businesses.

Additionally, Mr. Stephens has gained experience in managing, leasing and developing various properties throughout St. Louis, Midwest and Southwest.  He was worked in the St. Louis market for more than five years, and is very knowledgeable of the area, which he has developed strong relationships with retailers, brokers, vendors within the community.

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Stephens attended Wayne State University and the New York University of Retail Management. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).