Levin Promotes Harold Harris to Senior Vice President
Company CFO Joined Levin in 1985 as Controller.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 30, 2011 - Levin Management Corporation has promoted Harold Harris from vice president to senior vice president, announced Matthew K. Harding, president and chief operating officer. The company is one of the nation's leading retail real estate services firms, offering management, leasing and many other services to clients throughout the northeastern United States.
Harris originally joined Levin as controller in 1985 and was named chief financial officer in 1990. Responsible for all aspects of finance and lease administration for the company's management portfolio, Harris also oversees real estate tax and financing reviews, human resources, and risk management. He served as an audit supervisor for Coopers & Lybrand prior to joining Levin and is a graduate of Pace University's Lubin School of Business with a degree in Public Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Levin's CEO Bill Farber referred to Harris as "an indispensable member of our team, who I feel has been at my side as a trusted advisor and friend for many years."
"Harold Harris' experience and proficiency in so many aspects of our business has been a vital factor in the company," Harding noted. "His involvement has helped us prosper throughout diverse industry changes and economic cycles and to expand our services."
Levin's management and leasing portfolio currently consists of more than 90 diverse retail properties totaling 12.5 million square feet. Properties range from downtown stores to lifestyle centers and from neighborhood and community centers to power centers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Internal services include accounting, construction management, marketing and risk management.
"Our business has changed dramatically in the past three decades as a result of the cyclical economic volatility, the growth of our leasing and management portfolio and the shifting requirements of retail property owners," Harris said. "In recent years, the financial pressures have been especially difficult for clients as well as vendors and tenants, and we have met the challenges through our flexibility, proactive planning, hands-on involvement and strong management."
For example, Levin has been recognized for repositioning, retenanting and renovating retail properties, services that have become particularly vital for today's institutional, fiduciary and individual retail property owners. The company was founded in 1952 by a pioneering real estate developer and takes an owner's approach to the business.
Levin has earned a number of distinctions including "Firm of the Year" by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), New Jersey Chapter No. 1; one of America's five fastest-growing real estate managers by Chain Store Age; and Top Retail Company by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal. In November 2010, the firm was named as one of the nation's Top 10 Redevelopers by Chain Store Age, and, in January 2011 it was ranked 30th among Top US Real Estate Companies by Commercial Property Executive magazine.