Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Howard specializes in all aspects of Retail Investment Sales and the development of shopping centers and mixed-use retail and residential projects. He provides marketing, consulting, strategic planning, and development services for retail projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Howard has 40 years of experience in shopping center sales, acquisitions, development, finance, leasing, and management.    He was the Executive Vice President and COO of a shopping center development company ranked nationally in the Top 50 and the largest in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.
 
Howard's recent experience includes the sale of single assets and portfolios, land assemblage, urban retail, and mixed-use development, as well as the representation of institutional and private buyers and sellers in various transactions.  Notable achievements include the following:
 

. Sold 32 shopping centers and one regional mall, totaling over five million square feet and valued at almost $1billion, and 215 acres of land for development.
 
. Acquired 16 shopping center properties and undeveloped land with an aggregate value exceeding $200 million; responsible for contract negotiations and due diligence.
 
. Expanded 28 shopping centers by a total of 1,000,000 square feet and remodeled 15 centers, comprising 2,000,000 square feet; coordinated the budget, design, development, and leasing. Directed leasing activity for a 35-center portfolio in Maryland, Virginia, and California; developed leasing proformas, negotiated lease buyouts, implemented re-merchandising strategies, and secured anchor and non-anchor tenants.
 
. Recently completed transactions with and on behalf of LaSalle, Prudential, John Hancock, Citicorp, First Union, RREEF, FDIC, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Saul Centers, Regency Centers, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, The Peterson Companies and The Rappaport Companies.


EDUCATION

Howard received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.B.A. in public accounting from City College of New York. He is a licensed Realtor in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia