Gary D. Rappaport, CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS, CDP, is Chief Executive Officer of Rappaport, a retail real estate company he founded in 1984. Rappaport provides leasing, tenant representation, management and development services for more than 15 million square feet. Rappaport’s portfolio includes more than 50 shopping centers and ground floor retail in some 100 mixed-use properties, both residential and office, located primarily throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Rappaport is Principal Partner for approximately 4.5 million square feet of the shopping centers managed by Rappaport. A former Chairman and Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Mr. Rappaport is the only Chairman to date to hold all five ICSC designations, CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS and CDP. He has served on ICSC’s Executive, Executive Compensation, Nominating, Government Relations, Long Range Planning and PAC committees. Mr. Rappaport continues to lobby at the state and federal government levels on many issues important to the shopping center industry.
Mr. Rappaport is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur and has authored two editions of “Investing in Retail Properties,” which explains how to structure real estate partnerships for sharing capital appreciation and cash flow. The information contained in the book is the basis for classes he teaches for ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers and as an annual guest instructor at Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, American and George Mason Universities as well as the University of Michigan and Georgetown Law Schools.