Executive Vice President, Retail
Ms. Christian is a Senior Vice President and Director of Property Management for JLL Retail. She has overall responsibility for relationship management of existing and prospective clients seeking retail services. Her 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.
Prior to her role as Regional Manager, Ms. Christian served as the Assistant Controller for the Gregory Greenfield & Associates portfolio and managed the client accountants to ensure the production of financial reports, including financial analysis, budgets, and forecasts. Ms. Christian has more than 20 years retail experience in various property types such as enclosed regional and super-regional malls, mixed-use projects and neighborhood centers. Her accomplishments include overseeing the pre-opening and grand opening responsibilities of the retail portion of Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA, a 138-acre mixed use community, which features 811,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Additionally, she was instrumental in the renovation and department store expansion of Merritt Square Mall in Florida.
Her retail experience has included marketing and management responsibilities for shopping centers in Texas, Oklahoma, Maryland, Florida and Kansas. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Christian has developed and maintained strong relationships with retailers, vendors and contractors.
Education and Affiliations
Ms. Christian holds a business administration degree in marketing and management from Washburn University. She earned Certified Retail Executive (CRX), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) and a Certified Marketing Director (SCMD), designations earned from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which she is an active member. Ms. Christian holds her real estate license in the state of Florida.