For 30 years Marlon Stone has represented corporate retail programs by coordinating the strategic planning, site selection, and real estate committee presentations for brands undergoing nationwide expansion. Mr. Stone has transactional expertise having negotiated leases for department store anchors, junior boxes, in-line, end cap, sit down and QSR restaurant concepts throughout enclosed regional malls, power & ‘lifestyle’ strips, grocery-anchored neighborhood centers, and urban CBD’s.
Notable brands Marlon has represented include Kohl’s Department Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, DSW, Barnes & Noble, Cost-Plus World Market, Shoe Carnival, Party City, Under Armour, Road Runner Sports, Timberland, The Vitamin Shoppe, Mattress Firm, Sally Beauty-Cosmo Prof, Uncle Julio’s, Granite City Food & Brewery, Rock Bottom, Famous Dave’s, Bar Louie, and Core Life Eatery.
As development services consultant for Florida-based One Corporation, Marlon managed the acquisition, leasing, and entitlement for the redevelopment of former Exxon & BP portfolios totaling 15 build-to-suit projects now featuring: E Trade, Sleep Number, TD Ameritrade, Aspen Dental, Starbuck’s, Verizon, Panera, Chipotle, AT&T, Raising Cane’s, and Bank of America. Most recently Stone North America secured the exclusive representation for PNC Bank’s entry into the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA and Five Below expansion into the Dakotas & Minnesota working collaboratively with CBRE. Additionally, Mr. Stone partnered with Hilco Global restructuring 75+ CEC Entertainment leases during bankruptcy reorganization while providing transactional leasehold-related services for Lowe’s Home Improvement, Men’s Wearhouse, Joseph A. Banks, K & G Menswear, Family Dollar, and Starbucks.
Marlon is a 30-year member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 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. Mr. Stone received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Literature, Science, and the Arts.