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M & J Wilkow Awarded National Management Contract for CenterSquare Retail Holdings 

CenterSquare Investment Management has awarded Chicago-based M & J Wilkow an exclusive contract to manage its burgeoning Essential Service Retail (ESR) portfolio. The national footprint currently includes 31 unanchored, Class A institutional quality shopping centers across 13 high-growth markets. M & J Wilkow will be responsible for all accounting and management, improving efficiencies and economies of scale for the operation. 

Rob Holuba, managing director of CenterSquare’s ESR strategy, said, “We have long respected M & J Wilkow for their deep understanding of our target markets, their steadfast commitment to meeting the contemporary demands of the modern tenant, and respect for efficient and effective operations. We are looking forward to our collective success as we continue to grow together.” 

As of June 2022, CenterSquare’s ESR portfolio consisted of 1.1 million square feet in nine states across the country with occupancy above 95%.  

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