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Weitzman names O'Banion VP and Director of JV Leasing

Weitzman names O'Banion VP and Director of JV Leasing

Weitzman has named Blane O’Banion, an experienced retail real estate professional, as vice president and director of leasing for Dallas-Fort Worth. At Weitzman, O’Banion handles negotiations and manages a leasing team responsible for project representation of a major portfolio of power, community, neighborhood and mixed-use retail centers in the D-FW area. O’Banion was most recently vice president and regional leasing director for Weingarten Realty Investors, a retail real estate investment trust, where he asset managed and directed the leasing and operations of a 3-million-square-foot retail portfolio in six states. In addition to asset management and leasing, O’Banion has extensive experience with retail re-developments and re-tenanting programs.

"Blane O’Banion’s leadership skills and extensive retail experience offer a perfect fit for our portfolio project leasing team and needs in D-FW," said Marshall Mills, president and CEO of Weitzman.

O’Banion is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers. For ICSC, he serves as the current State Planning Co-Chair, and previously has held numerous leadership positions with ICSC, the retail industry’s largest trade group.

O’Banion received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.