Will Deane - Executive Vice President
Will Deane serves as Executive Vice President and has been actively engaged as a real estate professional for over 35 years. He originally was with Urban Retail in from 1988 to 1992 in Houston as a General Manager of a superregional mall. In 2015 he rejoined Urban Retail to procure new business opportunities for Urban in Texas and surrounding states.

Will has held positions with General Growth Properties, Transwestern, AmREIT and EDENS.  Will has formed and operated a Texas company to manage and lease six malls and various strip centers in Houston and Dallas while with Alliance Retail Group (1998 – 2004). Will has developed and leased various real estate projects including retail centers, multi-family and office projects.  His development experience has included securing and negotiating for the land parcels, the creation of the partnership structures required to secure capital from investors, and to identify and arrange for the financing and the debt for the projects. He has worked through the design stage with numerous architecture firms on various projects. He has engaged with public officials and public finance lawyers to garner support for the issuance of public incentives for development, and he has been appointed to numerous roles in management districts, redevelopment authorities and tax increment reinvestment zones.   

Will received his Bachelor’s Degree from West Texas State University and a Master’s Degree from Southwestern. Will holds is a Texas Real Estate Broker’s license and has earned the CSM ICSC professional designation.