Englewood, NJ, January 5, 2023 – Brian Katz, CEO of Katz & Associates, is pleased to announce that Marlon Stone will be rejoining Katz. Stone joins as a Senior Vice President based in Chicago. This will expand Katz’s brokerage work along the eastern seaboard to include the Midwest. Stone is excited to be back at the brokerage firm where he spent a decade from 2000-2010.
Brian Katz shares, “We are very happy to have Marlon Stone back at Katz. He is a top-tier broker with broad geographic expertise. Marlon will be working in all of the midwestern states.”
Marlon Stone adds, “Although operating independently the past several years, Katz and I maintained our strong professional connection collaborating on multiple accounts. The post-pandemic challenges confronting retail programs today created the perfect opportunity to rejoin and exponentially grow net new business together. The Katz culture is the right fit for me professionally and personally, so it’s exciting to return home.”
For 30 years, Marlon Stone has represented corporate and retail programs by coordinating the strategic planning, site selection, and real estate committee presentations for brands undergoing nationwide expansion. Stone brings retail expertise and transactional versatility having negotiated leases for Department Stores, Big Box and Junior Anchors, in-line specialty, end cap, sit down and QSR restaurant concepts throughout regional malls, power and lifestyle strips, grocery-anchored neighborhood centers, and urban central business districts.
Notable brands Stone has represented include: Kohl’s Department Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, DSW, Five Below, Barnes & Noble, Cost-Plus World Market, Shoe Carnival, Party City, Under Armour, Road Runner Sports, 5-11 Tactical, Timberland, The Vitamin Shoppe, Mattress Firm, PNC Bank, Sally Beauty-Cosmo Prof, Uncle Julio’s, Sarku-Japan, Granite City Food & Brewery, Rock Bottom, Famous Dave’s, Bar Louie, and Core Life Eatery.
Additionally, Stone has served as development services coordinator assembling, leasing, and entitling parcels nationwide, delivering strategic client roll outs requiring signalized “hard corner” presentations.
Marlon Stone is a member of ICSC: Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (formerly International Council of Shopping Centers). He is an Executive Board Member of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, Career Day Mentor, and annual guest lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Business. Marlon Stone received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
Katz & Associates began operations in January of 1996. The company currently maintains offices in New York City, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Jersey and Orlando. Katz & Associates’ primary focus is assisting retailers, restaurants and landlords in all capacities including strategic planning, market analysis, lease and sale negotiations and dispositions. Our team of seasoned veterans has decades of experience and invaluable market knowledge.