CBL Properties appoints Mike Harrison to EVP, operations and Alan Lebovitz to EVP, management

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2018-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL Properties (NYSE:CBL) today announced the appointment of Mike Harrison to executive vice president – operations and Alan Lebovitz to executive vice president – management.

Commenting on the promotions, CBL’s president & CEO, Stephen Lebovitz, said, “Mike and Alan have established themselves as leaders within CBL in their respective fields and the shopping center industry. We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments and significant contributions to the company.

“Mike has been an invaluable contributor since joining CBL in 2013. His significant financial and prior real estate experience have served as a strong foundation as he has worked effectively across departments to improve CBL’s systems and implement new technologies. Mike is an innovative thinker who will play a valuable role in advancing CBL’s operations going forward.”

Since taking over the management division, Alan has proven himself to be a hands-on leader with a team-centric approach, and he has built strong relationships with the mall teams. In this role, Alan will continue to oversee approximately 300 field team members who staff CBL’s property portfolio.

CBL also announced two promotions within the management division. Don Sewell has been promoted to senior vice president – management and Dan Wolfe to vice president – management.

Lebovitz added, “Alan’s team has decades of proven leadership within CBL and a strong desire to move the company forward. Don joined CBL in 1973, has been instrumental in supervising operations of our malls, and has worked tirelessly to achieve higher productivity for each property. Dan has exhibited great leadership with his mall teams, and he has used his extensive management background to maximize the performance of the mall management teams with which he works.”

In late 2013, Mike joined CBL to provide leadership and oversight of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions with the goal of improving CBL’s operations. CBL launched this program, dubbed CBL 2.0, in January 2014, and the first phase became fully operational in October 2015. Prior to joining CBL, Mike served for two years as senior vice president real estate and chief financial officer for a private real estate developer, owner and operator. Mike’s prior experience also includes 18 years of senior level consulting practice focused on strategic management in the real estate industry.

Alan joined CBL in 1995 serving various roles in management, leasing and development. In 2002, he was promoted to vice president – asset management and in 2009 to senior vice president – asset management. In June 2017, Alan assumed the role as head of CBL’s management division in addition to overseeing CBL’s third party and asset management division. Alan has an in-depth knowledge of the CBL portfolio and has fostered strong relationships with each mall team.

Don joined CBL in 1973 as general manager of Heartland Mall in Brownwood, Texas, and was later transferred to Post Oak Mall in College Station, Texas. In 1986, Don moved to Chattanooga and became director of operations – malls. In 2000, Don was promoted to vice president – mall management and has been instrumental in supervising the operations of CBL’s malls to achieve higher productivity.

Dan joined CBL in 1999, and prior to joining CBL’s home office management staff in 2016, he served as general manager of several CBL properties in the southeast. In his new role, Dan will be charged with assisting in the oversight of the management division as well as the marketing department.

About CBL Properties

Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL’s portfolio is comprised of 119 properties totaling 74.4 million square feet across 27 states, including 76 high-quality enclosed, outlet and open-air retail centers and 12 properties managed for third parties. CBL continuously strengthens its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties. For more information visit cblproperties.com.

CBL Properties
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Katie Reinsmidt, 423-490-8301
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
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Source: CBL Properties

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announces promotion of Alan Lebovitz to SVP – management

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) announced today (June 30, 2017) that Alan Lebovitz has been promoted to senior vice president – management, effective July 1st. He succeeds Jerry Sink who recently retired from CBL after a 25 year career with the company.  As SVP of CBL’s management division, Lebovitz is responsible for overseeing the staff and operations of the Company’s 123 properties representing 76.9 million square feet and approximately 300 personnel.  He will spearhead CBL’s strategic initiatives to provide superior experiences for customers as well as efforts to generate additional revenues and income throughout the portfolio.  In addition, Lebovitz will continue to oversee the company’s third party and asset management services.

“Alan is well-respected for his enthusiastic hands-on and team-centric management style,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president & chief executive officer. “His breadth of experience in various divisions throughout his tenure at CBL makes him the ideal candidate to lead our management division into the future. Alan has in depth knowledge of the CBL portfolio and strong relationships with the mall teams.  We look forward to Alan bringing new ideas to our management area including ways to improve the customer experience and greater use of technology for communication and analytics.  Alan is well respected as a leader within the organization and we are pleased to recognize his accomplishments and contributions through this well-deserved promotion.”

Lebovitz joined CBL in 1995 as assistant general manager and tenant coordinator at WestGate Mall in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He relocated to CBL’s corporate headquarters in Chattanooga in 1997 as a project manager in the development division and worked on both new mall, community center and outparcel development as well as redevelopment projects. After progressing through various positions in development, leasing and management, Lebovitz was promoted in 2002 to VP – Asset Management and in 2009 was promoted to SVP – Asset Management and focused on strategic planning and growth initiatives. Prior to joining CBL, Lebovitz worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York in real estate asset management and as a retail demographic analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Lebovitz received his BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from Vanderbilt’s OWEN Graduate School of Management.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 123 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 76.9 million square feet including 5.9 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

Source: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.