Home‎ > ‎

Our Team

Linda Alexander

Linda Alexander has a national record of accomplishment in leasing shopping center projects. She is recognized for successful completion of transactions in neighborhood, power, and regional centers, primarily in Texas and Western U.S. She visualizes, structure and closes transactions, and is respected for configuring deals to create the highest value and providing consistent follow-up with all parties until a transaction is executed. Linda possesses the outstanding ability to communicate with industry leaders as well as small proprietors. She creates incremental asset value through proactive conversion/utilization of existing spaces, and produces results in centers with diverse demographic characteristics. She tenaciously created and preserved critical tenancy during the economic downturn 2008/2009.

Retail leasing executive who consistently creates value for retail property owners.  Proven record of completing leases in neighborhood, power, and regional centers, primarily in the Western US. and Texas. Can visualize, structure and close transactions. Excels in working with high end tenants. 

Outstanding ability to communicate with industry leaders as well as individual proprietors. A strategic thinker experienced in the development and implementation of long term property plans. Creates incremental asset value through conversion/utilization of existing spaces.

Attentive to critical issues of tenant mix, tenant stability, deal structure and documentation that have long term impact on property value.

Experience in diverse markets and retail property types allows  for application of proven strategies and actions to  current issues in individual centers.

Leader of leasing teams for large institutional property owners and quality developers. Draws on excellent working relationships with national tenant representatives developed while doing direct leasing in mall and lifestyle type properties. Has also interviewed, selected and managed local brokers in neighborhood and big box centers across the US.

Positions Held

RREEF Funds (2004-2009)
Vice President, Leasing Director, Western Region

Colonial Properties Trust (2003-2004)
Vice President, Retail Leasing

ING Clarion, Retail Leasing (1998-2003)
Leasing Representative

MEPC American Properties (1994-1998)
Regional Vice President, Retail Leasing

Additional Experience:
LaSalle Partners, RREEF Funds, Vantage Companies


Texas Real Estate Broker License
Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University, M.B.A.,
Real Estate Specialization, Dallas, TX

Texas Christian University, Bachelor of
Arts, Psychology, Fort Worth, TX

Mary Ellen Areaux

Mary Ellen has extensive experience leasing regional malls in Texas, the Midwest and throughout the South. She has produced results in both major and middle market projects.

Long established relationships have allowed her to complete transactions with representatives from most national retail companies.

She received many awards for exceptional leasing accomplishments over a span of ten years in her most recent corporate position with General Growth Properties.  She was the company’s top producer in 2001 and typically averaged more the 120,000 SF of transactions per year.

Involved in the development and initial lease up of malls in Sherman, Laredo, Victoria and Plainview TX, She understands the fundamentals of development and having a
cohesive leasing strategy.

Persistence and a true understanding of the current market brought rewards when she was able to lease Deerbrook Mall in Houston.  At that time the center was a challenging leasing assignment.  Built too early for the area, many of the tenants she worked with had left in the past due to poor sales. This presented a unique leasing challenge.

Flexibility allowed her to change assignments as needed throughout her tenure with General Growth.

Positions Held

General Growth Properties (1998 - 2008) 

Senior Leasing Representative

MEPC American Properties Inc (1997 – 1998)
V.P. of Leasing, Southwest Region

General Growth Properties (1996 –1997)
Senior Leasing Representative

LaSalle Partners (1992 – 1996)
Senior Leasing Representative

Paramount Group (1987 – 1991)
Director of Leasing

C P & Associates, Inc (1976 – 1986)
Director of Leasing

Enterprise Development (1973 – 1976)

Leasing Representative

Additional Experience:
LaSalle Partners, RREEF Funds, Vantage Companies

B.S. Degree - University of North Texas Denton, TX  (cum laude)

Texas Real Estate Broker’s License – No. 0119195
Linda Alexander and Mary Ellen Areaux are licensed real estate brokers in the state of Texas.