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ShopCore Names Retail Veterans as COO and Transactions Lead

ShopCore Properties has appointed Lauren Holden and Jessica Zaski to the newly established leadership positions of COO and chief transactions officer, respectively. Both will also hold the title of EVP. 

Holden brings to ShopCore decades of experience acquiring, leading and managing large and diverse retail portfolios. Most recently, she served as managing director and Head of Retail Asset Management for Clarion Partners. In her new role, Holden will drive value creation at the asset level, overseeing leasing, development & construction, asset management and property management and will be closely involved with ShopCore’s sustainability initiatives. 

Zaski brings over a decade of experience setting and executing investment strategies through the management of acquisitions teams for both public REITs and opportunity funds. Most recently, she served as SVP, co-head of acquisitions for Acadia Realty Trust. As chief transactions officer, Zaski will oversee Chicago-based Shopcore’s acquisition and disposition efforts. 


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