Hill Partners, Inc.
Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (SCLS)
B.A. Washington and Lee University
Licensed Real Estate Broker
As President and majority shareholder in Hill Partners Inc., Mr. Spratt oversees the entire company's portfolio, including The Town Center at Levis Commons, a lifestyle center development in Perrysburg, Ohio; The Village at Sandhill, a lifestyle center development in Columbia, South Carolina; Barefoot Landing, a seaport village in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the Old Post Office Pavilion, an urban entertainment center between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC; and several other centers nationally. Mr. Spratt has spearheaded over one million square feet of national, regional and local leases and has managed the development, redevelopment and remerchandising of more than two dozen centers nationally.
Mr. Spratt joined the company in February 1990. At Hill Partners, he was previously the General Manager at MarketFair, a value-oriented, enclosed mall in North Carolina. During its redevelopment and re-leasing efforts, which included a comprehensive renovation and the addition of Hamrick's Department Store, Hancock Fabrics, Dress Barn Woman, and numerous other retailers, the occupancy level increased from 44% to 93%.
In mid 1992, Mr. Spratt became General Manager of Worthington Square Mall, a 225,000 square-foot community center, in Columbus, Ohio, in which he oversaw all aspects of the property's marketing, operations and leasing during its transformation from a community center through a multi-million dollar renovation and remerchandising into an upscale, fashion-oriented, lifestyle center. He concluded transactions with Ann Taylor, Talbots Petites, Victoria's Secret, Gap, and Polo/Ralph Lauren to start the remerchandising process, and subsequently, concluded transactions with numerous other notable national, regional and local specialty merchants, including Ohio's first Talbots Accessories and Shoes, and Talbots Men stores.
In mid 1994, Mr. Spratt became Vice President -- Managing Director --overseeing the company's Specialty Center Division. In this capacity, he spearheaded the continuation of the redevelopment of Worthington Square Mall, the redevelopment of Jackson Brewery, an urban entertainment center located in the French Quarter of New Orleans; the redevelopment and remerchandising of Cotswold Village Shops in Charlotte, North Carolina; the remerchandising of Barefoot Landing, a Seaport Village in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the remerchandising of The Streets of Mayfair in Coconut Grove, Florida and the creation of a strategic repositioning plan for the Old Post Office Pavilion, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Spratt is a noted leasing specialist, having obtained the certified leasing specialist designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. His significant leasing transactions include Gap, Banana Republic, The Finish Line, Food Lion, S&K Menswear, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Chili's Southwestern Grill, Talbots, Talbots Petites, Talbots Kids, Talbots Woman, Talbots Shoes & Accessories, Ann Taylor, Planet Hollywood, Virgin Megastore, Nine West, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Chico's, Smith & Hawken, Fitigues, Carmine's Gourmet Market & La Trattoria Ristorante, Coldwater Creek, J. Jill, Showcase Cinemas, Storehouse, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Johnny Rockets, Arhaus Furniture, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and numerous other national, regional and local retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Prior to his affiliation with Hill Partners, he was associated with Great Western Mortgage, a subsidiary of Great Western Bank, as a mortgage consultant, where he was the top-producing consultant in one of the suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offices.