The Retail Development Crisis: What Now?


After two decades of unparalleled innovation and runaway growth, the retail industry has come to a halt. This situation affects the full range of retail projects from malls to smaller scale neighborhood retail. This session will feature a panel of leading developers and consultants who will discuss retail trends in the context of the current economic crisis and offer lessons learned.


  • Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
  • Bruce Heckman, Vice President of Development, The Taubman Company
  • Mark Bulmash , President& CEO, Bulmash Real Estate Advisors, LLC
  • Katharine Kelley, President and CEO, Green Street Properties

Slideshow by Katharine Kelley:

Slideshow by Mark Bulmash, followed by references in a separate slideshow: