MARCY KENT'S EXPERIENCE

The Kent Co. - Owner

Marcy Kent of The Kent Co. provides real estate consulting services to retailers with the objective of maximizing portfolio value and performance.  She has extensive knowledge of all US and Canadian markets and all retail formats including mall, lifestyle, outlet, strip and urban, and also has strong industry relationships at the most senior levels.


The Children's Place and The Disney Stores - Vice President of Real Estate

The Children's Place

Marcy led an aggressive expansion program for a regional base of under 100 stores to an international real estate portfolio of just under 1,000 stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.  Store locations included regional mall, urban street, outlet, lifestyle and traditional strip center locations.  She was responsible for strategic planning, budgeting and implementation of the real estate program.  She both oversaw and participated in market planning, site selection and deal negotiation, and coordinated the store development process from deal making through the lease execution, design, construction and store opening phases.

The Disney Store

Pending a corporate license from The Walt Disney Company to The Children's Place, Marcy was responsible for renewal of approximately 2/3 of the entire Disney chain (180 of 313 stores).  She negotiated both individual and package deals with all landlords in the US and Canada.  Subsequent to the grant of the license, she created and began execution of a strategic plan for expansion and created a new outlet division for the chain.


‚ÄčWoolworth Corporation (now Footlocker, Inc)
- Vice President of Real Estate


Marcy led all real estate activities for the Western Region (western half of US) for all corporately owned chains including Footlocker, Lady Footlocker, Kids Footlocker, Kinney, Colorado, Afterthoughts, Champs Northern Reflections and others.  She was responsible for new leasing activity, renewals, expansions, downsizes, kickouts, options and all other real estate related events.

Previously she led all US real estate activities for the Kinney Shoe chain (approximately 600 stores) and co-managed a portfolio-wide lease renegotiation process with all major US landlords to lower occupancy costs through all corporately owned chains, achieving multi-million dollar savings through closures of under-performing stores, renegotiation of terms of other stores and re-positioning and right-sizing of highly successful stores.


MARCY KENT'S EDUCATION:
- Fordham University School of Law, NY 
- Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT