Mr. Kilduff is the Retail Market Lead for the Chicago/Midwest Market. He is responsible for the oversight of all operational functions and collaborates with clients and client service teams to develop and implement strategies, which maximize asset value. Mr. Kilduff is also involved in business development efforts for investor and occupier clients seeking retail services in the Chicago/Midwest market.
Prior to being promoted to Retail Market Lead, Mr. Kilduff served as Regional Management Lead. In this role, he was responsible for client relationship management for retail properties in the Midwest. Mr. Kilduff has more than 25 years of experience and success in operations, asset management, acquisitions, development, government relations, leasing, site selection, dispositions and workouts. He has owned and operated two retail real estate development companies, The Kilduff Company and Meridian Properties, where he provided services for more than 50 properties totaling 3.2 million s.f. In his role, he developed budget plans and supervised economic and physical due diligence, market studies and entitlement confirmation. His experience spans all types of retail centers including mixed-use projects, neighborhood and community centers, grocery-anchored centers and enclosed malls. Additionally, he has worked with leading retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Sears, Bon-Ton, Kohl's and JCPenney. He has successfully collaborated with REITs and developers such as DDR, Weingarten Realty, Kimco, CBL & Associates and GGP on various retail projects. He has also overseen and advised on development and redevelopment projects totaling more than five million s.f. across the U.S.
Mr. Kilduff holds an M.B.A. degree from the Lake Forest Graduate School. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has received numerous awards including the prestigious ICSC Trustee's Distinguished Service Award. He has received his Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) and Certified Design, Development and Construction Professional (CDP) designations from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).