Saturday, March 13, 2010

Crossman & Co. and Orlando DDB Make Presentation to Wharton

ORLANDO, FL - John Crossman, (top right photo)  president of Crossman & Company in Orlando and Davon Barbour, (bottom left photo)  assistant director of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board and Community Redevelopment Agency, recently made a presentation at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania on how to incorporate retail participants in successful downtown redevelopment strategies.

The presentation was part of the University of Shopping Centers, a three-day professional continuing education event held by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Crossman, whose company ranks as one of the largest third-party retail leasing and management firms in the Southeast, said Orlando makes an exceptional model for successful downtown redevelopment.

“Orlando boasts all the most important elements of a successful redevelopment strategy,” Crossman said.

“You need leaders who have a vision of the future, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty ably fulfill that role. Leaders need to work cooperatively, they need to do their research and they need to focus on residential development that will attract retail developers,” Crossman said.

For more information,  please contact:

John Crossman, CCIM, President, Crossman & Company, 407-581-6218,;
Molly Delahunty, Crossman & Company, 407-581-6220
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142,

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