Business & Leaders Luncheon
Gresham Station: Has the Future or Vision Changed?
Gresham Station was purchased four years ago by a local investment company. They had a committed vision for the community. What are the future plans?
Speaker: Jay Fetherston - SVP, Retail North of Harsch Investment Properties
As Senior Vice President – Retail North at Harsch Investment Properties, Jay oversees operations of 1.7 million square feet of retail space in Oregon and Washington, manages development within the company’s 2.5+ million square foot retail portfolio, and acquires new properties in western U.S. markets. His transaction experience spans the acquisition of over 100 commercial properties and includes redevelopment and repositioning retail shopping centers and malls with financial, construction, legal, and environmental considerations.
Jay’s specific specialty areas include redeveloping retail, value-add, medical office building (MOB), green building, site planning, historic buildings, construction management, defects resolution, environmental remediation, in-house counsel, contract negotiation and documentation, financial analysis and underwriting, due diligence, structuring debt, and equity.
Prior to Harsch, Jay served as a commercial real estate acquisition and redevelopment professional applying a private sector skill-set to Transit Oriented Development along Phoenix’s expanding light rail corridors to create Economic Development along light rail, utilizing both publicly and privately owned properties. In previous roles including ScanlanKemperBard Companies and MBK Northwest, Jay acquired and redeveloped retail properties, and redeveloped centers to serve the customers and communities as retail evolves.