Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Craig Delasin is Chief Executive Officer for Urban Retail Properties, LLC. Mr. Delasin brings over 32 years of experience in shopping center and multi-use development to Urban, focusing on both the landlord and tenant side of the business. Prior to being named Urban Retail's top executive, Mr. Delasin has held executive positions with Urban Retail as Chief Operating Officer, President of Leasing, and Director of New Business Development, where he was responsible for all aspects of new business opportunities both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Delasin has worked on a wide variety of projects in both a leasing and development capacity. In 2007, he brought to Urban a number of relationships in China, which resulted in the formation of Urban Retail Asia, LLC.
In 2005 Mr. Delasin, along with partners, co-managed the acquisition of Manhattan Town Center, located in Manhattan, Kansas. In February 2008, the property was sold to UrbanCal, LLC, solidifying Mr. Delasin's relationship with Urban Retail.
In 2001 Mr. Delasin and his partner formed HIG Mall, LLC and purchased the majority ownership of Eastland Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2003 the partners sold their interest in Eastland Mall in response to the heightened value of the shopping center during their 22-month ownership period.
In 1999, Mr. Delasin, in conjunction with his partner, founded Hospitality International Group, LLC. HIG was formed as a real estate and restaurant development company specializing in the provision of a complete array of real estate services. HIG's focus has been on retail and entertainment developments in the United States, Taiwan and Republic of China and includes a 210-store chain comprised of three food court concepts. HIG was also the financial consultant for South China Mall.
From 1987 to 1998 Mr. Delasin worked for the Pyramid Company, initially in the finance department and later moved to the leasing department. Mr. Delasin specialized in food and entertainment tenants while also working with a wide variety of tenants.
Mr. Delasin is a 1987 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a B.S. degree in Finance. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).