July 31, 2017 — Chris Nguyen, Senior Property Manager of Retail, oversees the operations and management of Harsch’s dynamic Retail North Portfolio, which includes 1.2 million SF of market dominant real estate in key Seattle and Portland markets.Chris brings nearly 20 years of property management experience to Harsch Investment Properties. He began his career overseeing the maintenance operations of student and conventional multi-family developments in the Southeastern US and directed the leasing, marketing and management efforts of multiple low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and conventional communities. In 2008, Chris became involved in retail property management when he joined DDR Corp, overseeing a diverse portfolio of assets, focusing on improving net operating income (NOI) through targeted revisions of the operations and marketing platforms of premier lifestyle and specialty centers in the Chicago and Miami/Fort Lauderdale markets. Additionally, Chris coordinated a $60MM redevelopment in the San Francisco Bay Area for Rouse Properties and was responsible for the marketing, leasing and operations of a 1.2MM SF enclosed regional mall. Throughout his career, Chris has built value through creative ancillary leasing, by improving operational efficiencies, reducing liability and establishing partnerships with local municipalities.
An ardent supporter of community giving, Chris has developed relationships beneficial to numerous charities, including Second Harvest Food Bank, the Newark League of Volunteers, Young at Heart Senior Pet and Purrfect Cat Rescues, The United Way of Central Carolinas and the Becca’s Closet Prom Dress Drive. Chris also served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Plantation FL and Newark CA Chambers of Commerce and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, where he holds a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation.