leadership team

Carmen D. Spinoso

Chairman, CEO

Carmen D. Spinoso is the founder and driving force behind Spinoso Real Estate Group – the nation’s leading and largest privately held operator of enclosed shopping malls and large-scale retail-based mixed-use properties.

With decades of experience, and an astute foresight of the evolving landscape in the mall industry, Carmen recognized the pressing need for a highly specialized enclosed mall operating platform. In 2009, Spinoso Real Estate Group was formed and has succeeded in establishing itself not only as the nation’s most effective, privately held, turnkey mall operating platform – but an organization with a culture that values excellence and offers employees an opportunity to grow, improve their professional experience, and be rewarded both personally and professionally.

Since inception, Spinoso Real Estate Group has been engaged on over 83 properties from coast to coast, representing more than 71 million square feet of leasable space, and quickly gaining industry recognition for its proven track record.

Carmen’s extensive experience in the enclosed mall industry underscores his remarkable insights into this unique sector. With a keen understanding of how to identify opportunities, a meticulous approach to maximizing value, and a focus on strategic vision and execution,

Carmen has led a team of specialized professional in developing unique business plans with a goal of maximizing value and breathing new life into underperforming assets.

As an innovator, Carmen has led numerous large-scale mall redevelopment projects using innovative strategies. He has personally overseen the development and execution of mall transformations accomplished through exceptional leasing, anchor store re-purposing, integration of state-of-the-art experiential offerings, entertainment venues, and a multitude of dining options. Carmen also has extensive experience in evolving malls to a more densely programmed, mixed-use development with broad appeal to a wide variety of community stakeholders. With decades of experience, Carmen has a unique, keen sense of what is possible in the evolution and value creation of mall assets and understands the nuance of each unique situation. By leveraging a successful career and utilizing a vast network of relationships, Carmen brings a unique perspective and ability to assemble the best team to evolve a vision and execute a strategy that is curated specifically for each individual project he undertakes. With Carmen at the helm, Spinoso Real Estate Group has consistently delivered a focused, strategic vision and execution establishing an impressive track record of success.

Carmen Spinoso’s multi-decade-long journey began as a leasing executive with the Pyramid Companies. It was there that Carmen learned the importance of Leasing – one of the most significant tenets of creating value in large-scale retail-based assets, ultimately leading to the success of Pyramid’s portfolio. His leadership included chairing daily Real Estate Committee Meetings where Carmen had final approval authority over every deal throughout the portfolio as well as responsibility and oversight of all functional areas of the company.

Carmen was recruited by Wilmorite, Inc., a large-scale developer of enclosed malls and open-air centers, where he spent five years in the role of Senior Vice President of Leasing and Development for Wilmorite’s extensive portfolio of properties.

Throughout his career, Carmen has reshaped and maximized many enclosed mall assets, master planned large-scale projects, obtained a multitude of municipal approvals, densified projects through the addition of residential, hospitality, office, and numerous other uses. Additionally, Carmen has extensive expertise in capital markets.

Presently, with over 32 years of expertise in the enclosed mall industry, accompanied by a vast network of invaluable relationships, Carmen holds the role as Chairman and CEO of Spinoso Real Estate Group.

Apart from his professional achievements, Carmen Spinoso is celebrated as a true visionary entrepreneur, who approaches business challenges with creativity and innovation. As a public speaker, he generously shares his insights into the business world and the delicate balance between work and life.

To connect with Carmen, visit carmenspinoso.com. For more information on Spinoso Real Estate Group, visit spinosoreg.com

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