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Forest City Ratner names retail group exec


New York City -- Forest City Ratner Cos. announced that Kathryn Welch has been named retail group senior VP.

With 26 years of collective experience working with both New York City-based FCRC and its Cleveland-based corporate parent Forest City Enterprises, Welch now will assume oversight of all of FCRC’s retail projects. This includes retail properties under development as well as the company’s entire retail operating portfolio in the New York Metropolitan area.

Notably, she will lead the completion effort of the high-profile Westchester’s Ridge Hill, a 1.3-million-sq.-ft. mixed-use open-air shopping center in New York.

For the past two years, Welch has played a lead role in retail leasing at Westchester’s Ridge Hill, and in her new position, the completion of leasing at Ridge Hill will continue to be a focus of her activity.

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