Mr. Kessinger joined ShopCore in January of 2016. He has nearly 20 years of shopping center experience and oversees the company’s asset management, property management, marketing, and legal teams.
Previously, Mr. Kessinger consulted exclusively for one of the world’s largest private equity firms on a variety of retail, and joint venture projects. While consulting with the firm he worked directly with the firm, its counterparties, operating partners, and service providers on acquisitions, dispositions, and capital market transactions. In addition, he worked on leasing, development, and operating matters. Mr. Kessinger also served in a variety of capacities for DDR Corp., ultimately overseeing all management, operations, transactional activity of DDR’s investment funds and joint ventures. He served on DDR’s executive committee for ten years.
Mr. Kessinger is a graduate of The University of Akron and of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the ICSC Nexus Conference Committee and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).