MONDAY  |  SEPT. 27, 2021  | 4:00 PM  | LIVE STREAM ON YOUTUBE

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Commercial real estate expert Mike Mallon will discuss retail trends and the future of the shopping mall.

Learning Objectives:

Muncie Mall, 1981.

  1. Understanding retail trends and analysis
  2. Identify retailers that are expanding and why
  3. Discussing the future of regional malls
  4. The impact that the internet has on the future of retail


Mike Mallon has a diverse background in commercial real estate with over 40 years’ experience in the Chicagoland market. He worked as the Director of Planning and Zoning for Lombard before he became Vice President of Retail at Draper and Kramer. He was the Vice President-Real Estate for the Midwest Region for American Stores (Jewel/Osco) and Safeway (Dominick’s). In 2005, he founded Mallon and Associates, Inc., a real estate, and development company. The company joined forces with Draper and Kramer in 2012. The privately held company provides a variety of retail services including development/redevelopment, leasing, property management and consulting. Mike has developed over 180 grocery/drug store projects throughout a twelve-state region. He is currently involved with Walmart, ALDI, DOM’s Kitchen & Market and developing commercial projects in the Midwest.

Mike is a certified CSM, CLS, and was awarded the first Certified Real Estate Executive (CRX) designation with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a CCIM with the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. He has served as the State of Illinois Retail Chair, Operation’s Chair, and the State Director for ICSC. He has been active with the Illinois Chapter of CCIM for years and has held numerous leadership positions including Chapter President and Advisor. Mike is the former President of the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International and an advisory board member at John Marshall Law School. He serves on the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation as a mentor and speaker. Mike serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois and is on the Illini Real Estate Network Board. He is a frequent speaker and contributor on the subject of Commercial Real Estate throughout the Chicagoland. Mike is a graduate of Michigan State University and resides in Wheaton, IL.