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Forest City announces senior exec retirement


Cleveland Forest City Enterprises announced Thursday the retirement of Brian Jones, chairman, West Coast Development.

With Jones' retirement, Kevin Ratner, currently president, Residential West, has been named to the new position of president, Forest City West.

In his 30-plus year career with Forest City, Jones led the development of approximately 17 million sq. ft. of Class A retail projects -- including Victoria Gardens, South Bay Galleria and The Promenade in Temecula in California, as well as the Galleria at Sunset in Nevada, and Orchard Town Center in Colorado.

A capstone achievement in his career was the 2006 opening of Westfield San Francisco Centre, developed and owned jointly by Forest City and The Westfield Group, which has been heralded as one the country's premier urban retail destinations.

In his new role, Ratner will assume overall direction of both residential and commercial development in the western United States, as well as leadership of Forest City's core market offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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