​Education Seminar: The Retail Revolution and how it affects Owners, Developers, Retailers, and Brokers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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  • Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7:30 am
  • Program: 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Ray Uttenhove, SRS Real Estate Partners


Herbert Ames, Senior Vice President, Edens

Jeff Garrison, Partner, SJ Collins Enterprises

Adam J. Schwegman, Vice President Food and Drink, GGP

David Weinert, Partner/Senior Vice President of Retail Leasing, North American Properties


Herbert Ames

Herbert Ames,

Senior Vice President,

As Senior Vice President ­­– Southeast, Development for EDENS, Herbert Ames has been instrumental in the company’s regional expansion by leading the development of the Atlanta office. With a 13-year career with EDENS, beginning as an intern in Columbia, SC, Herbert now leads the Atlanta office in the development and redevelopment of the Southeast portfolio. Managing properties throughout the Southeast totaling more than 2.1 million SF for retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Publix, Target and The Fresh Market.

Herbert is known for his commitment to the community and is currently serving on the board for the Buckhead Community Improvement District. He previously chaired the Long Range Planning Committee of the City Center Partnership (Columbia, SC) and served on the CCP Executive Committee of Board of Directors, an organization dedicated to reinvigorating Columbia’s urban core and central business district. He also co-chaired the ULI Reality Check for the Midlands of South Carolina.

Herbert is a graduate of the Leadership Columbia (South Carolina) Class of 2008, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina.

Jeff Garrison

Jeff Garrison

S. J. Collins Enterprises
Vice President

Jeff Garrison is a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises and has been with the company since its 2007 inception. Jeff handles the intricate mechanics that bring a development property together – from locating new projects, building tenant relationships, communicating with neighborhood groups, hiring the right contractors and shepherding the project to its final phases. His first career in finance -- trading derivative options in Chicago and London --bolsters his financial acumen and complements his development experience. Additionally, he was a real estate investor prior to making the transition to development and brings a wealth of retail development experience to his role at S.J. Collins. Over the past decade he has developed more than 5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use space across the country. Jeff graduated magna cum laude with a degree in both real estate and speculative finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Georgia real estate license and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He currently serves on the board Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, where his children attend school. Jeff lives in Atlanta with his wife Jennie. The two have three children.

​Adam J.  Schwegman

​Adam J. Schwegman

General Growth Properties
Vice President

Adam manages a team responsible for leasing restaurants for mall and redevelopment projects nationwide in the General Growth Properties portfolio. Prior to joining GGP, Adam worked for Cousins Properties, where he leased urban and suburban retail and mixed use projects and Robert Charles Lesser & Co., where he conducted market studies on the full range of real estate product types. His experience includes retail and full service restaurant leasing; merchandise and site planning; site and market evaluations; assessing demand; devising recommendations for product type and tenant mix; and product type feasibility analysis. Adam began his career as a real estate underwriter at Bank of America in the Home Builder Division and earned his Bachelor's in Finance from University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is a member of ICSC.

Ray Uttenhove

Ray Uttenhove

SRS Real Estate Partners Southeast

Ray Uttenhove joined SRS Real Estate Partners in June, 2005 after a 25 year career in retail with CB Richard Ellis. She leads the Atlanta office and serves on the SRS Board of Directors. She has a significant record of achievement in providing comprehensive real estate and consulting services to users and owners of retail real estate.

Ray understands strategic, multi-market expansion planning and implementation, resulting in high-volume, profitable stores and restaurants. She also specializes in creative solutions, such as aggressive roll-outs of new concepts and challenging in-fill site selection while directing acquisition and disposition assignments across a broad geography.

David Weinert

David Weinert

North American Properties
Partner/Senior Vice President of Retail Leasing

As partner and senior vice president of leasing, David Weinert is introducing the future of retail to the markets NAP serves. He is applying his more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry to carefully curate a best-in-class merchandise mix for each of NAP’s mixed-use destinations. His forward-thinking vision activates the street-level experience with vibrant storefronts, chef-driven eateries, unique entertainment concepts and more. David strongly believes in NAP’s experience-driven, mixed-use model, and he is deeply passionate about creating a better way to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Prior to joining NAP, Weinert was head of leasing for both Taubman Centers and Westfield Corporation. As head of leasing at Taubman, David led the leasing efforts of 12 million square feet of new developments, including some of the most productive assets in retail: The Mall at Short Hills, International Plaza, The Mall at Millenia, Cherry Creek, Dolphin Mall and The Shops at Crystals. At Westfield, he led the new project leasing efforts of World Trade Center and Topanga & The Village, and launched $2.6 billion in new development programs with Century City, Valley Fair and University Town Center. Outside of work, David enjoys traveling, weight lifting, yoga, playing the guitar, reading and of course, exploring new restaurants in search of undiscovered culinary talent.

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