Jon, who joined A&G in 2013, leads the firm’s New Store Growth practice for retailers.
With decades of real estate experience, Jon has developed cutting edge real estate strategies and has managed lease disposition and occupancy cost savings projects for dozens of the nation’s leading retailers. He is widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated and respected retail real estate executives in the country in terms of strategic planning, store optimization and growth.
Prior to joining A&G, for nearly two decades Jon provided strategic leadership for Charming Shoppes’ real estate and store development teams, successfully building one of the strongest real estate teams in the country. Reporting directly to the CEO, he managed growth from 1,000 to 2,500 stores nationwide and led the team through multiple acquisitions of leading retail chains, including Modern Women, Catherine’s Stores, Casual Corner Annex, and Lane Bryant.
In that role, Jon was also responsible for the rollout of multiple store designs, leading a process that included working with outside design firms and integrating design into the total cost of building and maintaining stores.
At A&G, Jon has been closely associated with projects for such clients as RadioShack, rue21, Tilly’s, Mattress Firm, Learning Care Group, Pier 1 Imports, Bare Minerals, Tailored Brands, and Christmas Tree Shops.
Jon currently works with rue21 as leader of its outsourced real estate department, helping direct the chain’s expansion as well as optimization of the existing portfolio of leased store, warehouse and office properties.
Based in New York, Jon is an avid Eagles fan and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Jon is a Member of the Board and serves on the Finance Committee at Temple Sinai, his local synagogue.