CRP 5370- Distinguished Speaker Series

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April 12, 2018 4:30 PM  Duration: 1:30 hour(s)

This graduate level class is designed to bring students into direct contact with real-estate professionals every week.
Founding officer of Charter Realty, Mr. Zelson has focused his efforts on marketing the company’s owned portfolio, building its third party shopping center leasing business as well as tenant representation accounts. He has also been successful in the acquisition of several retail chains for their underlying real estate as well as being involved in the acquisition and development of Charter’s own portfolio. Since the company’s inception, he has accounted for the completion of more than 20 million square feet of new tenant leases in both Charter and third party properties. His primary areas of focus include:
o Developing and implementing new shopping center marketing strategies
o Negotiating and structuring of shopping center acquisitions
o Securing third party shopping center exclusives and tenant representation assignments for a growing team of professionals
o Implementing growth strategies for major retailers poised for expansion. Some of these companies include: TJX Stores, Wal-Mart, Delhaize, Regal Cinemas, Alamo Draft House
o Building the company’s new real estate initiatives including a downtown/urban retail business, a net lease strategy and a hospitality division
Prior to Charter’s formation, Mr. Zelson was the Director of Leasing at National Realty and Development Corp. in Purchase, New York. Joining National in 1988, his responsibilities included all leasing and marketing activities for a portfolio of 76+ shopping centers (in excess of 8 million square feet) in sixteen states along the East Coast of the United States.
Mr. Zelson is a graduate of Cornell University; he currently is a trustee of the United States Olympic Foundation, the Fairfield Country Day School and the Southport Fire Department. Dan resides in Fairfield County Connecticut with his wife and children.


Statler Hall 196- Daniel Zelson '88 (A&S)


Daniel Zelson '88 (A&S)
Charter Realty & Development Corp.


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