MIAMI—CREC continues its retail leasing push, adding Downtown Dadeland to its leasing portfolio and bringing on former Simon Property Group expert Rafael Romero as a senior vice president. Romero most recently handled leasing for Simon’s Dadeland Mall and the Shops at Sunset Place.

At CREC, Romero will represent retail property owners on the leasing front and help build the firm’s lifestyle retail portfolio across Florida. One of his first assignments is spearheading the leasing for the retail component of Downtown Dadeland, a 127,000-square-foot shopping and dining destination located directly across from Dadeland Mall in Miami’s Kendall submarket.

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