Christian M. Melgard is Vice President of Leasing at Raider Hill with nearly 15 years of industry experience and extensive retailer relationships in both the open air and enclosed mall sectors. He has managed large scale redevelopments and asset repositioning projects across multiple retail asset classes throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Mr. Melgard is a senior member of the leasing team responsible for the Hill Street Properties (Former TRU) portfolio and the Heartland Hill Properties (Former Shopko) portfolio with a particular focus on redevelopment opportunities.
Prior to joining Raider Hill, Mr. Melgard was Vice President of Leasing at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) where he led the leasing and redevelopment efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region. During his time at URW, Mr. Melgard played a critical role in one of URW’s largest redevelopment projects on the East Coast in recent years.
Prior to joining UWR, Mr. Melgard was Vice President of Leasing at DDR Corp. where he spent more than 10 years. Most notably, Mr. Melgard was responsible for overseeing all permanent and temporary leasing for a 20-property portfolio in the US and Puerto Rico totaling 6 million square feet and generating nearly $130 million of annual NOI.
Mr. Melgard received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta, is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is based in the company’s Beachwood, OH office.