New York City — Rick Strauss has been hired at Odyssey Retail Advisors as a principal managing partner of landlord advisory business, the New York City-based firm announced. Strauss spent more than 20 years as a group vice president at The Taubman Co. and executive vice president at Westfield Corp. With Odyssey, Strauss will focus on landlord advisory and consulting, including project visioning, merchandising, marketing, proformas and execution of deals.
“My passion is to make shopping environments highly competitive in today’s marketplace by broadening appeal through merchandising and creating engaging experiences to sustain a sense of place,” says Strauss. “We help our clients first establish the vision for their project and then develop the merchandising that optimally fulfills that vision. Our unwavering focus is ultimately on the creation of the most desirable and productive shopping destinations.”