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Kelly C. Laughton Vice President, Leasing and Site Selection Toronto, Ontario, Canada & Phoenix, Arizona, USA From the perspective of successful site selection and identifying a creative & functional mix of uses, Kelly begins with learning and understanding our clients’ goals and identifying the strengths and opportunities available to achieve those goals. Career Synopsis: Kelly Laughton began her commercial real estate career as a shopping centre marketing director in 1982. By 1986 she had won two MAXI Awards for Marketing and was hired as the National Director of Marketing for a national portfolio of shopping centres. She soon moved into retail leasing and used her creative marketing skills to re-merchandise, lease space and increase shopping centre productivity. She then joined Blockbuster Video during their national roll out of 350 locations across Canada to round out her knowledge of retail leasing and site selection from the retailer’s perspective. Kelly worked closely with the brokerage community and landlords negotiating leases, analyzing demographics and site selection criteria and in 1997 became their top producer for number of new locations. Kelly then founded her own commercial real estate brokerage and worked independently before joining Roger Staubach’s group in office tenant representation. Kelly’s intuitive ability he add value to mixed use developments is due to her extensive background and knowledge in retail focussed commercial real estate making her a valuable adviser to both retailers and developers looking to revitalize their portfolios. Kelly C. Laughton is the award-winning author of “The Book on Retail Site Selection, Slaying the Location Dragon”. KellyL@BlackOpalPA.com +1 602 388 8322 Ext: 404