G. OWEN BROWN founder, owner and President of Retail Planning Corporation. Owen has developed more than fifty new retail shopping centers and completed more than fifteen redevelopments over the past forty years, either as a principal or for the company’s clients. He is a hands-on leader of the company in its site identifications, project development and redevelopment, special projects for retailers, tenant relationships, and third-party development and redevelopment services.
JIM EZELL joined Retail Planning in July 1989 and is now Executive Vice President. Many years in real estate management, leasing and human resources have provided Jim with the experience needed for leading the operations side and third-party client relations of a retail management/development company.
CHARLIE HEARD has over thirty years of real estate experience in the Atlanta market and throughout the Southern United States. His areas of expertise include retail and multifamily development, commercial site selection for national grocery stores and big box retailers, commercial land sales, land entitlement and implementing strategic corporate initiatives. Charlie brings a unique perspective and diverse set of skills and personally involves himself in each project.
MARK BROWN joined the company in November 2000 to work as a Leasing Representative after working in construction of retail shopping centers with RW Smith Company. In his current role he focuses on new developments and re-developments as well as re-tenanting existing centers.
FRASER GOUGH joined Retail Planning Corporation in March 2007 and is now Vice President of Leasing. He is responsible for overseeing the leasing efforts for new developments as well as properties under management by Retail Planning Corporation.
BENTON GREEN joined Retail Planning Corporation in 2010 and has over 12 years of experience in shopping center leasing, development and management. As Senior Leasing Representative, Benton is currently responsible for the leasing of shopping centers throughout Atlanta owned by both Retail Planning Corp as well as third-party clients. During Benton’s career at Retail Planning he has completed over 200 new leases and assisted in many expansions and renewals.
CHRIS DUNDON joined Retail Planning in September, 2019 and is responsible for leasing centers currently under management by Retail Planning Corporation as well as new developments.
WANDA BURDEN joined Retail Planning Corporation in June 2011, and currently serves as our Lease Administrator as well as Assistant to Executive Vice President.
Property Management Team
ELAINE MCLANEY joined Retail Planning Corporation in June of 1991. Elaine is Vice President of Property Management and is responsible for the over sight of the property managers and assistants.
KIM TROTTER joined Retail Planning Corporation in March 2002 and is now Vice President of Property Management. She has over twenty-five years of property management experience, the last thirteen of which have been in shopping center management.
BECKY COPPELS joined Retail Planning Corporation in June 2009 and currently serves as a Senior Property Manager. Becky has been in commercial property management for twelve years. She started out in the property management business with three years as a property accountant/property assistant in office property management.
NATHAN SCHWARTZ joined Retail Planning Corporation in November 2016 and currently serves as a Property Manager. He is responsible for servicing each client as needed, collecting rent, and maintaining the aesthetic and structural aspects of the properties in his portfolio. He has eight years of property management experience.
LORI SCHWARTZ joined Retail Planning Corporation in April 2017 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Lori has over twenty-five years of experience in property management accounting working with many different client structures including partnerships, REITs, TICs, and institutional clients.