Mr. Heichman is an established retail real estate leasing specialist most recently working on both shop space deals as well as repurposing former or soon to be former department stores. His many long-standing relationships with viable national, regional, and local retailers throughout Chicago, Illinois, the Midwest, and on a national level have allowed for transactions that have collectively added millions of dollars of value to shopping center assets. He is experienced in negotiating deals with national chain stores, big boxes, non-retail uses such as health care, health clubs and specialty users, working on multi-tenant outlots, neighborhood centers, power centers, mixed-use centers, lifestyle centers and malls. Fred has a passion for the “before and after” pictures that are created via new store openings, expansions, and also the successful tenant retention deals. He cherishes his strong relationships with the tenant rep brokerage communities throughout the Midwest. Fred is an active member of the Illinois State Committee for the ISCS and past State Director of Illinois.
Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) is a retail REIT and recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with its expertise across the entire shopping venter sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S.