KANSAS CITY, MO, 2016-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopping center marketing and management veteran Meredith Keeler has been named general manager of Country Club Plaza, a marquee retail and office property in Kansas City recently acquired by Taubman and The Macerich Company. In this role, Keeler is responsible for operations, office, retailer and community relations, as well as marketing for the shopping center.
A long-time Taubman employee, Keeler brings nearly 20 years of experience to the position. Most recently, she served as general manager of Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Conn. She also was the director of marketing for all Taubman centers, and spent five years as marketing and sponsorship director for Northlake Mall in Charlotte, N.C. In recent years, she has helped execute grand openings for several Taubman properties includingCity Creek Center and The Mall of San Juan.
“There’s a vibrant energy in Kansas City and I’m thrilled to be part of the community’s unique history and charm,” said Keeler. “Country Club Plaza is incredibly iconic and I look forward to delivering a truly unique shopping and dining experience to both local residents and visitors.”
Prior to joining Taubman in 2004, Keeler held various marketing and sales positions at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, N.C., as well as Racing Champions South in Charlotte, N.C.
Keeler graduated Magna cum Laude with honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned a dual bachelor’s degree in communications and English. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and recently served on the Stamford Mayor’s Economic Development Task Force, as well as on the executive board of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District.
About Country Club Plaza
Originally constructed in 1922, Country Club Plaza is an iconic, 15-block, 1.3 million square foot mixed-use retail and office property located in the heart of Kansas City. The retail portion of the property includes 804,000 square feet of GLA featuring 45 unique-to-market tenants, with key retailers such as Apple, H&M, Tesla and Lululemon, as well as a dynamic mix of restaurants, including The Capital Grille and The Cheesecake Factory. The 468,000 square foot office portion of the property is comprised of the ten-story Valencia tower, which serves as the worldwide headquarters of Lockton Companies, and additional office space located above the ground-level retail.
Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 24 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Taubman is currently developing four properties in the U.S. and Asia totaling 4.1 million square feet. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong.