Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Welcome Students!

Welcome to the Mid Atlantic Conference & Dealmaking.  As part of our offerings at the meeting, we will make available mentoring appointments with a group of industry professionals representing a wide range of career paths in the field.  Please review the list, which may be updated in the coming days (with the possibility of additional mentors).   Please let me know with whom you'd like to meet; attach your resume with your request.  The mentor meetings will be on Tuesday, February 18 in "Chesapeake #8" in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National Harbor, MD.

You can reach me at or 646-728-3490.  Cell number is 917-282-6562.  I look forward to meeting you!

Gary Rappaport CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS, CDP

Gary D. Rappaport, CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS, CDP, is Chief Executive Officer of Rappaport, a retail real estate company he founded in 1984. Rappaport provides leasing, tenant representation, management and development services for more than 14 million square feet. Rappaport’s portfolio includes more than 45 shopping centers and ground floor retail in some 100 mixed-use properties, both residential and office, located primarily throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Rappaport is Principal Partner for
approximately 4 million square feet of the shopping centers managed by Rappaport.

Mr. Rappaport began his career in real estate as President of Par Construction Corporation, a home-building company responsible for the construction of several hundred single-family homes and town houses. Later, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Combined Properties, a shopping center development, management and leasing company headquartered in Washington, D.C.

A former Chairman and Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Mr. Rappaport is the only Chairman to date to hold all five ICSC designations, CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS and CDP. He serves on ICSC’s Executive, Nominating, Government Relations, Long Range Planning and PAC committees and continues to lobby at the state and federal government levels on many issues important to the shopping center industry. Mr. Rappaport also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Rappaport is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur and has authored “Investing in Retail Properties,” which explains how to structure real estate partnerships for sharing capital appreciation and cash flow. The information contained in the book is the basis for classes he teaches for ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers and Interactive Learning Series and as an annual guest instructor at Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, American and George Mason Universities

Gary D. Rappaport, CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS, CDP
The Rappaport Companies
8405 Greensboro Dr, Suite 830
Mc Lean, VA 22102-5121
Phone: (571) 382-1234
Fax: (571) 382-1210

Sidney Woods CMD

Sidney L. Woods CMD 
Director, Marketing
MarketPlace Development
PO Box 17244
Washington, DC, DC 20041
Phone: 703.572.5080
Company URL:

Richard Wolf, CRX, CLS

Richard Wolf has over 36 years of experience in retail real estate and has an in-depth understanding industry, having worked for developers such as Macerich, Kravco, Homart and Enterprise Development Co.  As Senior Vice President of Leasing, Richard is responsible for the leasing activity throughout the western region and coordinates Anchormajor tenant relationships.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a degree in Speech Communications.  He has also completed graduate level coursework at the University of Miami and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

In 2005 Richard formed Wolf Retail Leasing, a Los Angeles, CA -based firm providing small developers with strategic leasing services.  Richard was solely responsible for developing and executing the merchandising plan for Anaheim Garden Walk, a 440,000 square-foot lifestyle center located directly across the street from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.  Currently, Richad is involved in the leasing of Centers in Orange Co, West Hollywood, Seattle Washington and Washington DC.

Mr. Wolf holds a Senior Certified Leasing Specialist designation with the International Council of Shopping Centers and has served on the leasing faculty for over 15 years.  Richard is also on the Executive Committee for ICSC’s CLS committee, a member for the National Retail Tenants Association and serves on the Advisory Board for Shopping Center Business.  Richard currently is a guest speaker and lecturer at The Univeristy of Southern California.  He holds Real Estate Brokers licenses in both California and the State of Washington.

Richard Wolf CRX, CLS
Senior Vice President Leasing
Madison Marquette (Owner/Developer)
11111 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 950
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 602-5312
Fax: (323) 602-5359
Company URL: