March 4th, 2018
The opening of two new stores at Brazos Mall in Lake Jackson, Texas made the front page of the local paper and attracted lines of shoppers. DMA provided development, project management, and retail tenant delivery services on behalf of owner Centennial Real Estate to facilitate the March 4 openings of T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods. Work involved the transformation and build-out of space previously occupied by a Sears anchor store on the mall’s southeast end.
Brazos Mall, about 50 miles south of Houston, is the only major enclosed regional mall in Brazoria County, Texas. DMA continues to assist ownership with renovation and improvement plans.
Dior launched a two-story retail presence in Chicago with a building design inspired by its flagship Paris store and a location in the luxury shopping heart of the city. Situated at the corner of Rush and Walton Streets, the boutique opened in November, in time for the holiday shopping season. Distinctive design features support the Dior brand throughout, from the star that tops the building to the floating silver shelves and plush sofas inside. DMA provided retail tenant delivery expertise that supported project success, coordinating the base building reconfiguration and tenant design and construction work.
January 5th, 2018
Brendan Sodikoff’s Hogsalt Hospitality group is curating the 21,000-square-foot food hall coming this fall to the 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago. The project, expected to feature between 12 and 15 vendors, landed on Vogue’s list of 2018’s “most anticipated American restaurant openings.” Sodikoff’s Chicago-based restaurant group includes Au Cheval, Gilt Bar, and Green Street Smoked Meats.
DMA is providing project management services to support this highly anticipated food hall and continues to manage other renovations and improvements throughout the building.
DMA co-founder, principal and industry leader Martha Spatz has a new project for the New Year: retirement. We announce this news at DMA with great pride in Martha’s career as an industry leader in retail tenant delivery, with gratitude for all that she has accomplished for DMA and its clients, and with the knowledge that her legacy of expertise will continue within the DMA team.
Martha has been a mentor to many professionals within and outside DMA over her 40-year career. She has helped building owners and tenants launch and sustain successful commercial properties across the U.S. and beyond. Most recently, she oversaw DMA teams on the large-scale mixed-use developments of Assembly Row, outside Boston, and Pike & Rose, in the Washington metro area. Earlier in her career, Martha contributed to the retail success of high-profile places around the nation such as 900 North Michigan, in Chicago, and The Streets at Southpoint, in Durham, North Carolina. Martha has also lent her experience and leadership to industry associations and events, including the International Council of Shopping Centers and its CenterBuild Conference. DMA will continue to benefit from her deep experience with Martha serving as a Senior Advisor for as long as she likes.
No doubt Martha will take on retirement with the same energy she has brought to her many colleagues, clients and projects. We’re confident she’ll outperform all expectations, and we look forward to staying in touch.