Regional Malls: Dinosaurs or Phoenix Rising? | FTI Consulting

Regional Malls: Dinosaurs or Phoenix Rising?

How Regional Mall Owners are Responding to Evolving Retailer & Consumer Needs

Real Estate | Corporate Finance & Restructuring

July 30, 2019

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Length: 60 minutes

Why View?

Market participants are inundated with incessant chatter about the impending demise of regional malls across the U.S. while retail REITS trade at a significant discount to their net asset value. The future for many regional malls depends on how well market participants understand the rapidly evolving consumer/retail environment and their need to change.

Learn About:

  • The prospects for brick and mortar retail;
  • What retailers are doing to enhance foot traffic at their stores and how can landlords help;
  • What strategies are underway to enhance the useful life of regional malls; and
  • What challenges and opportunities owners face and how are they addressing them.

Who Should View?

Stakeholders in retail real estate including:

  • Owners/Operators
  • Investment Managers
  • Board Members
  • Debt/Equity Providers
  • Investment Analysts
  • Retailers


Cynthia A. Nelson
Senior Managing Director
Corporate Finance

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Cynthia Nelson specializes in advising stakeholders with interests in real estate. She has extensive experience with developing and operating companies and with retail, master planned communities, resorts, office, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use properties. Cynthia focuses on turnaround and restructuring strategies to preserve and enhance value in connection with under-performing assets and enterprises.

Glenn Brill
Managing Director
Corporate Finance

With more than 25 years of real estate industry experience, Glenn Brill advises investors and developers on large-scale, mixed-use projects in the Americas, Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East. Glenn’s experience includes underwriting structured finance including debt and equity participation as well as market and financial feasibility.

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