By Joshua Burd
Levin Management Corp. has added to its executive management team with the hiring of a new vice president of leasing.
The real estate services firm on Monday announced that it appointed Stephanie Harris to the position, touting the hire as a sign of strong growth and transactional volume over the past year. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, including management roles with several national retailers, and was most recently an associate with RIPCO Real Estate’s New Jersey office.
LMC also noted that Joseph Lowry, its senior vice president of acquisitions and business development, had been serving in an expanded role as head of its leasing department. He will continue his focus on the expansion of the North Plainfield-based firm’s management and leasing portfolio, as well as acquisitions for clients, while Harris assumes responsibility for the oversight of the leasing team.
“LMC’s longevity in the real estate industry is a testament to management’s foresight and the company’s non-traditional corporate structure,” Harris said. “As vice president of leasing at LMC, I’ll be given the opportunity to round out my professional career.
“I’m very fortunate to be working with such a closely knit team that has been very successful working across a wide range of platforms.”
Harris, a Millburn resident, has held roles in real estate acquisition, leasing and development with top national retailers including McDonald’s, Toys R Us, The Home Depot and Life Time Fitness, according to a news release. She joins LMC amid its continued portfolio growth over the past year, which includes the addition of more than 1.4 million square feet in three states.
“We are pleased to welcome a results-driven professional of Stephanie’s caliber to Levin Management,” Harding said. “Her significant industry experience and strategic vision, coupled with her many long-term relationships with national and regional retailers, make her a perfect complement to our firm as we grow our executive team, portfolio, and landlord and tenant relationships.”
Harris earned a bachelor’s in consumer economics and public policy from Cornell University, the news release said. She is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.