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Michelle Caplan

Executive Vice President

Professional Background

Michelle W. Caplan is an Executive Vice President with the Dallas-Fort office of Weitzman, which she joined in 1998. Caplan specializes in retail project representation and retail tenant representation. She has extensive experience working as part of the development team on new retail projects, working with the team on entitlements, land use, zoning issues and pre-leasing. Prior to joining Weitzman, she worked at The Shopping Center Group, Inc., a retail real estate company based in Atlanta, Georgia, for six years. At The Shopping Center Group and at Weitzman, she has focused on tenant representation, project leasing and the disposition of excess properties for national retailers.

Honors and Awards

Caplan received the 2016 "Retail Broker of the Year" for her commercial retail real estate success in North Texas from the Dallas Business Journal. Caplan, a consistent top producer for Weitzman, has ranked in the statewide company’s Top 10 many times, including in 2000 and from 2004 through 2017. She was included into Weitzman’s Chairman’s Circle in 2007 and its President’s Circle in 2002. She earned the Weitzman Broker of the Year award in 2005. She consistently ranks among the D-FW area's top-producing brokers, based on the Heavy Hitters ranking by the Dallas Business Journal, and was ranked Top Retail Broker in North Texas for 2015 and 2010. She also holds the Power Broker ranking from D CEO Magazine.

Representative Clients: Project Representation

Projects Caplan has worked on include:

  • 1001 Ross – Downtown Dallas
  • 1417 Commerce – Downtown Dallas
  • 4502 McKinney Avenue - Dallas
  • 4528 McKinney Avenue - Dallas
  • 4617 Cole
  • Bianco Properties: Arlington, Dallas, Farmers Branch
  • Caruth Haven - Dallas
  • Castle Hills - Carrollton
  • Chapel Hill – Fort Worth
  • Custer & Virginia - McKinney
  • Frisco Bridges - Frisco
  • Frisco Marketplace - Frisco
  • Frisco Village - Frisco
  • Grapevine Towne Center  - Grapevine
  • Kensington Square – Corinth
  • Kirby Building – Downtown Dallas
  • Lakewood Village – Dallas
  • Lincoln Square, Arlington
  • MacArthur Marketplace - Irving
  • Main Street Village - Frisco
  • McKinney Marketplace - McKinney
  • North Frisco Village - Frisco
  • Old Town – Dallas
  • One Main Place – Downtown (retail portion)
  • Shops of Mockingbird - Dallas
  • Shops of Southlake - Southlake
  • Stone Street Gardens – Downtown Dallas
  • The Shops of Flower Mound
  • Trinity Valley/Trinity Plaza - Carrollton
  • Twin Creeks Village – Allen
  • Village on the Green - Dallas
  • Village on the Parkway - Addison 
  • Weatherford Marketplace - Dallas
  • West End Station – Downtown Dallas
  • West Plano Village - Plano
  • Willow Bend Market - Plano
  • Windhaven Plaza - Plano

Representative Clients: Tenant Representation

Retail concepts Caplan has worked with include:

  • Avenue
  • Bar Louie
  • bevello
  • Blast 825°
  • Blimpie Subs & Salads
  • Bruegger’s Bagels
  • Chipotle
  • Chop’t
  • Corner Bakery
  • CycleBar      
  • Factory 2-U
  • Flywheel Sports
  • GameStop
  • Great Outdoors
  • Gymboree         
  • Hit or Miss
  • Jose Peppers
  • Kidville
  • Krystal Hamburgers
  • Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies
  • Mothers Work
  • Noodles & Co.
  • On The Border
  • Party City
  • Pet Supermarket
  • Piada Italian Street Food
  • Pizza Hut
  • Planet Beach Tan
  • Popeye's Fried Chicken
  • Rainbow Apparel
  • Regis Salons
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Rubio's Baja Grill
  • R Taco
  • Saks Fith Avenue OFF FIFTH
  • Salons by JC
  • Sears Optical
  • Skechers
  • Smashburger
  • Snap Kitchen
  • Spec's
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • Starpower
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • The Cash Store
  • The Home Depot
  • Tin Star
  • Toy Maven
  • Vein Clinics of America
  • VooDoo BBQ & Grill
  • Xando Café
  • YUM! Brands
  • Zale Corporation
  • Cinemark (disposition)
  • Dillard's (disposition)
  • Eckerd (disposition)
  • Johnny Rockets (disposition)
  • Kroger (disposition)
  • Payless ShoeSource (disposition)
  • Petco (disposition)
  • Treasury Drug (disposition)
  • Winn-Dixie (disposition)

Organizations

Caplan has been active in professional organizations including the International Council of Shopping Centers, which she joined in 1992, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors.

Education

Caplan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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