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Current Responsibilities
Mr. Vita is a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle Retail.  He has overall responsibility for relationship management for existing and prospective clients seeking retail and receivership services. Mr. Vita is Regional Manager for retail properties in the Midwest, East and Southwest. His primary focus is to provide superior client service and work directly with the clients to ensure an understanding of investment objectives and development of property-specific strategic plans and operating and capital budgets.  Additionally, he is a court-appointed receiver in Texas for all asset types and works with shopping centers in receivership in several states throughout the Midwest, East and Southwest. 

Mr. Vita has 29 years of experience in the shopping center industry. Mr. Vita served as Vice President of Management at General Growth Properties where he was responsible for the Northeast and Southwest regions. His responsibilities included administration and management, financial planning and budgeting, marketing and tenant relations for a portfolio of 23 malls valued at more than $2 billion.

His additional management experience includes working as a General Manager and Regional Manager with Homart where he oversaw 10-20 malls on the West Coast and Southwest.  Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Vita owned and managed two real estate consulting firms, which further enabled him to develop and maintain strong relationships with local brokers, tenants and governmental agencies.

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Vita earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.  He has earned a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which he is an active member.