Senior Leasing Executive
Enrique Legaspi has been involved in all aspects of the ownership of shopping centers, their operations, underwriting, development and re-development. Since 1998, he has participated in the growth of the institutional shopping center REIT’s in California and 5 other western states, in the role of asset manager, and operations officer with direct oversight of leasing, property management, construction, development and legal departments.
With his institutional skill set, Enrique Legaspi has been successful in delivering consistent overall asset performance of over 14 Million square feet of leasable space, an NOI responsibility of $145M in the traditional trade retail markets and in the fast growing and desirable Hispanic niche-market.
In this role as the Regional Chief Operations Officer for two of the largest REIT’s in the world – Regency Centers and Centro Properties Group - Mr. Legaspi has enhanced development, operational, marketing and leasing strategies in traditional and Hispanic oriented shopping centers to create and/or increase their value.
Enrique Legaspi has been involved or led efforts to re-position assets by anchoring each with Target, Gigante, Northgate, Gelsons, Ranch 99 Grocery Store, Trader Joe’s, Henry’s Marketplace, Whole Foods, Kohl’s Dept. Store, Vons and Albertsons.
Mr. Legaspi introduced two of the strongest Mexican retailers to Southern California – Grupo Gigante and FAMSA. He has also been influential in introducing traditional retailers to the Hispanic marketplace as well as identifying opportunities for Hispanic oriented anchor tenant operators find spaces to expand their operations. This effort has fashioned re-development opportunities for added value projects, and enhanced asset yield performance and NOI growth.
Enrique is an enthusiastic supporter of education and is an active donor in providing college education opportunities.