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Oct 11, 2023

CBL Properties wants you to know that it still loves the mall.  In fact, the company owns 59.5 million square feet of retail properties in the U.S., including 56 malls, outlets and lifestyle centers. Charles Lebovitz, Chairman Emeritus and founder of CBL, describes the Lebovitz family's background in real estate, starting with their first mall in Chattanooga in 1962. CEO Stephen Lebovitz describes the changing role of department stores and the impact of the pandemic on the retail industry. He also highlight the importance of redevelopment and densification in the company's current strategy.

James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

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