Bergen Town Center in Paramus — Courtesy: Urban Edge Properties
By Joshua Burd
Urban Edge Properties has named a new senior vice president of leasing as part of its plan to reposition a well-known mall in Bergen County and other pieces of its portfolio.
Sandi Danick, who brings more than 30 years of retail leasing experience, joins the company after nearly decade with Triple Five Group. The real estate investment trust said that, as part of her new role, she will focus on new brands and partnerships to help grow its Bergen Town Center in Paramus and other properties.
“Sandi’s expertise will enhance Urban Edge’s relationships in the world of mall-specific tenants as well as entertainment concepts and continue to identify how those brands can partner with us for future success,” said Chris Weilminster, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Urban Edge. “As an ambassador to these retail partners, we can be assured that the most creative and productive transactions will create new excitement and value throughout our portfolio.”
Urban Edge recently oversaw a $50 million renovation of Bergen Town Center, the second-largest mall in Paramus. Upgrades include the addition of vertical density with a third-floor Burlington, the introduction of Park Assist to the west garage, renovations to the east garage to provide better access and a new children’s play area in the interior portion of the mall.
With Triple Five, Danick oversaw leasing for the high-profile American Dream and Mall of America properties in East Rutherford and Bloomington, Minnesota, respectively. She joined the company in October 2012 after long tenures with major retail owners such as Macerich, Westfield and Glimcher, having overseen leasing, development and merchandising of high-profile properties such as Tysons Corner Center, The Shops at Northbridge, Queens Center, Jersey Gardens and Westfield Garden State Plaza.
The New York City resident holds a degree in real estate, finance and urban development from American University.