B.A. Washington and Lee University
Licensed Real Estate Broker
As President and majority stockholder in Hill Partners, Inc., Mr. Spratt focuses on new business development and oversees the entire company’s portfolio including The Town Center at Levis Commons, a mixed-use lifestyle center in Perrysburg, Ohio; Specialty Shops SouthPark, a lifestyle center in Charlotte, North Carolina; Promenade at Coconut Creek, a mixed-use lifestyle center in Coconut Creek, Florida; 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/leasing 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 Women, and numerous other retailers, the occupancy level increased from 44% to 93%.
In mid-1992, Mr. Spratt became General Manager of Worthington 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 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 Streets of Mayfair in Coconut Grove, Florida; and the creation of a strategic repositioning plan for the Old Post Office Pavilion, in Washington, DC.
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, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Johnny Rockets, Arhaus Furniture, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Chili’s Southwestern Grill, Talbots, Talbots Petites, Talbots Kids, Talbots Woman, Talbots Shoes & Accessories, Ann Taylor, LOFT, Planet Hollywood, Virgin Megastore, Nine West, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Chico’s, Anthropologie, Paper Source, Carmine’s Gourmet Market & La Trattoria Ristorante, J. Jill, Showcase Cinemas, Williams-Sonoma, J. Crew, Brighton Collectibles and numerous other national, regional and local retailers, restaurants, and entertainment uses.
Prior to his affiliation with Hill Partners, Inc., Mr. Spratt 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.