Retail Podcast Series: Trends in Mixed Use from Top Industry Leaders

Author TouchSource

Advise Mastering Mixed Use

Brought to you in partnership with the Retail Therapy Podcast with show hosts John Dee and Stephanie Shriver-Engdahl. Ajay Kapoor, CEO of TouchSource, is honored to be a guest host for this series.

Why Listen

In this podcast series, we cover 2019 trends in conversation with leading developers who are leading cutting-edge developments at the heart of Mixed Use innovation.

  • Mark Toro, Managing Partner and Atlanta office Co-Founder of North American Properties
  • Sam Stein, Development Manager for Water Street Tampa

Mark Toro believes a thoughtfully designed and activated place fosters a higher quality of life for the community it serves. Whether through his relentless advocating for expanded transit and walkability, lending his expertise to rebuild one of Atlanta’s most impoverished neighborhoods or developing award-winning mixed-use communities, Mark is constantly reimagining “place” by focusing on the street level energy and human experience.  With the recent repositioning of Atlanta’s Atlantic Station, development of Alpharetta’s $1 billion Avalon community and redevelopment of Colony Square, Mark continues to fearlessly lead the North American Properties team through uncharted waters, where together they are developing a new generation of experience-driven commercial real estate.

Sam Stein serves as a Development Manager for Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street Tampa, the 56-acre, mixed-use, waterfront community in downtown Tampa, Fl. He is overseeing the adaptive reuse project known as Sparkman Wharf as well as the neighborhood retail and public realm development as part of the master planning team. This includes all phases of development including zoning, entitlements, design, permitting, construction, leasing, and disposition.

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