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Northwood Retail opens Charlotte office to oversee leasing at Blakeney, Latta Arcade

Raquel Crespo has been appointed general manager at Blakeney, Blakeney Crossing and Latta Arcade, Northwood Retail said in a statement Monday.
Raquel Crespo has been appointed general manager at Blakeney, Blakeney Crossing and Latta Arcade, Northwood Retail said in a statement Monday. Courtesy of Northwood Retail

Northwood Retail LLC has opened a leasing and management office in Charlotte that will oversee operations at Blakeney, Blakeney Crossing and Latta Arcade.

Raquel Crespo, who was previously in marketing and management at DDR, has been appointed general manager at Blakeney, Blakeney Crossing and Latta Arcade, Northwood said in a statement Monday.

Jonathan Stewart, previously with retail brokerage firm the Providence Group, will serve as the new office’s director of leasing. He will oversee leasing, tenant relations and strategy for Northwood Retail’s Carolinas portfolio.

“Opening a Charlotte office allows us to strategically grow our presence in the Carolinas while enhancing the leasing and management efforts of our current portfolio,” said Ward Kampf, president of Northwood Retail.

Northwood Retail manages four shopping, dining and entertainment spots in the Carolinas: 500,000 square feet in Blakeney and Blakeney Crossing in Charlotte, 23,000 square feet in the Latta Arcade, 200,000 square feet in Waverly Place in Cary and 195,000 square feet at Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Northwood Retail is one of three companies established by Northwood Investors LLC to manage the company’s retail portfolio, the company said.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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