FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 15, 2021 – As Spinoso Real Estate Group (SREG) continues to build the industry-leading Enclosed Mall Operating Platform, SREG announced that industry veteran Mike Nevins has joined SREG’s senior leadership team as Executive Vice President of Leasing. In his new role, Nevins will be responsible for managing, growing, and evolving SREG’s Leasing Organization, client interface, and acquisition analysis.
“When I first walked through the doors, it was immediately evident that this was truly something special. You can tell the culture was incredibly unique and extremely specific to this organization. I felt a sense of vibrancy, collaboration, professionalism,” said Nevins.
“I am thrilled to welcome Mike to SREG as a senior leader at this exciting time of growth of our company,” said Carmen D. Spinoso, Chairman and CEO of SREG, “ I have known Mike for 30 years and have the highest respect for his successful career, knowledge, ability, relationships, and passion. Having worked together at the beginning of our careers, it feels like a natural fit and perfect timing to re-join forces. I couldn’t be more excited to be working together with Mike and am looking forward to all that we will accomplish together.
Nevins brings with him 30 plus years of exceptional experience managing and overseeing virtually every aspect of retail real estate.
“Carmen and my paths have crossed through similar backgrounds having worked together nearly 30 years ago. Over time, I watched the impressive growth of his company and saw the breadth and depth of his involvement in the industry. I did not realize they had more than 30 assets under management and leasing,” continued Nevins, “The foundation that has been laid by someone that I respect is not only world-class but has been intentionally designed for the time that we are in. Immediately it became obvious that no one in the industry is as qualified as SREG to be prepared for tremendous opportunities that are eminent – and I am excited to be a part of this organization.”
Additionally, the infrastructure that supported the different departments and teams became apparent quickly. “I was blown away by the technology that was being utilized by the company and the tools available to provide the highest level of productivity and service to our clients. It was second to none,” said Nevins, “It truly is unique and very specific to the business that we’re in. And I believe it provides a competitive advantage as we grow.”
The decision for Nevins to join SREG was not only effortless, but an exciting one that marked the beginning of a new chapter in his career.
“I was thoroughly impressed with the scope and magnitude of the skillset and culture. With my long-standing relationships with Carmen and other members of the SREG team, and having grown up in Syracuse, the cultural fit has made the transition seamless. At this stage of my career, I was not only looking for a great professional fit, but a personal one as well. This opportunity with SREG clearly accomplishes both for me. Immediately I felt like I was coming home.”
Prior to joining SREG, Mike Nevins most recently served as Chief Operating Officer – Malls for Simon Property Group. In this role, Nevins was responsible for oversight of asset management/leasing and strategic redevelopment opportunities across Simon’s 110 mall portfolio. In addition to this role, Nevins continued to serve as EVP of Leasing for Simon Property Group. At Simon, Nevins participated in all bi-weekly executive real estate committee meetings and had management and oversight for a portfolio of 34 properties. Nevins was also responsible for many high-profile and strategic retailer relationships and ran the restaurant leasing group for the entire Simon portfolio.
Prior to joining Simon Property Group, Nevins spent 5 years with Luxottica Retail North America, lastly as Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Retail Services. In this role, Nevins was responsible for the management and oversight of Luxottica’s core business operations including Real Estate, Store Design, Planning & Construction, Legal, Loss Prevention, Building Services, and Zero Waste for Luxottica’s 4,500 stores in North America.
Prior to joining Luxottica, Nevins spent over 20 years in the retail shopping center industry and has been involved in various leasing and executive leasing roles for some of the highest profile retail projects in the US including the redevelopments and expansions of Tysons Corner Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Queens Center, and Santa Monica Place. Nevins spent 15 years with Macerich and Wilmorite, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, which Macerich acquired in 2005. At Macerich, he served as Senior Vice President of Leasing for the West Region that comprised 40 properties in over 40 million square feet in the states of Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. Prior to assuming oversight of the West Region, Nevins had leasing oversight responsibility for a substantial portion of Macerich’s East portfolio that included properties in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In addition, he spent time at Tanger Outlets as a leasing development executive and was responsible for the successful completion of the Tanger Outlets in Westgate, AZ which opened in 2012.
Nevins began his retail shopping center leasing career at Pyramid Management Group located in Syracuse, NY in 1993 after starting his professional career as a Sales Representative with The IBM Corporation in 1985.
Prior to their sale to Starbucks in December 2012, Nevins served for 9 years as a member of the Board of Directors at Teavana Corporation, a publicly traded specialty tea retailer, which grew from 10 to over 300 stores during that time. He served as a member of their Executive Real Estate, Internal Audit, and Corporate Governance Committees.
Nevins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
About Spinoso Real Estate Group
Spinoso Real Estate Group is a national real estate firm, specializing in enclosed shopping malls and large-scale retail properties. With a proven track record of 66 properties and 52 million square feet of enclosed-mall transformation, the firm offers a range of services including leasing, property management, repositioning, development, stabilization, and re-development. For more information, visit www.spinosoreg.com.
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