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Trademark hires new chief of property operations

Al Urbanski
Cox will immediately set out on tours of all of Trademark's 17 properties.

Fort Worth-based Trademark, known for transforming regional malls into live-work-play mixed-use centers, has hired a new senior VP of operations.

Jamie Cox, who ran The Mall at Short Hills for Taubman and oversaw operations for The Grove while at Caruso, will soon be on the road taking account of Trademark properties such as Galleria Dallas and North Point in Alpharetta, Ga.

Cox says he favors a hands-on approach, rarely taking meetings at headquarters and instead spending most of his time “on the ground” at centers to build personal relationships with management, operating, and marketing teams to get a feel for each destination’s environment and the communities that each serves.

“I wake up every day grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on people and places,” Cox said. “Each property and ownership team requires an individualized approach. I find great satisfaction in understanding the unique needs and goals of an asset, and then running to deliver at the highest possible level while celebrating wins along the way. It brings great joy and purpose to my life.”

Cox’s career also included stops at Westfield and Oliver McMillan, where he managed Houston’s River Oaks District, and he shares his wide experience in retail real estate as a lecturer NYU and Yale. One of his favorite topics is sustainable construction and the exploration of new technologies that can benefit communities as well as the bottom line.

“Jamie is a natural extension of Trademark’s community-centric principles, and we know he will bring immense value to our business,” commented Trademark president and COO Kevin Kessinger.

Added Trademark CEO Terry Montesi: “At six-foot-six, with a big smile and infectious personality, Jamie is impossible to overlook and hard to forget.”

Trademark has invested in, developed, or redeveloped 21 million sq. ft. of mixed-use, multifamily, and retail assets worth $4.7 billion. Trademark’s 17-property portfolio of over 8 million sq. ft. of mixed-use and retail projects across the country.

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