– The Team –
Stone North America
Managing Broker | President & CEO
With over 20 years of experience representing national retailers, Marlon Stone has expert market knowledge and substantial participation into the tenant-specific approval process by coordinating the strategic planning, LOI negotiation, site packaging, and deal presentation to corporate real estate committees. Mr. Stone has represented significant retail programs during his career including: Kohl’s Department Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Cost Plus World Market, DSW, Shoe Carnival, Mattress Firm, The Vitamin Shoppe, Uncle Julio’s, Banco Popular, Party City, Carters, Road Runner Sports, Timberland, and Under Armour. Marlon Stone’s brokerage career has been distinguished by his versatility and high production in the core disciplines of multi-state tenant representation, institutional product leasing and land assemblage. Career highlights include: Stone’s authoring and executing Mattress Firm’s entry plan into Minneapolis and Chicago, resulting in over 100 lease transactions facilitating the company’s ultimate acquisition of competing brands, Sleepy’s and Bedding Experts; Exclusively representing Shoe Carnival in over 50 lease transactions throughout the Midwest; Completing 25 Midwestern Vitamin Shoppe leases; Negotiating 10 DSW leases; and exclusively representing Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th as the company entered The Village Square of Northbrook, Northbrook, IL, Mayfair Collection, Wauwatosa, WI, and Hunter’s Square, Farmington Hills, MI. Additionally, Mr. Stone represented Midland Atlantic Properties in delivering Phase I of Rushmore Crossing, Rapid City, SD, 100% occupied having negotiated 400,000 square feet of leases; Most recently, Marlon Stone provided land assemblage and consulting services to Davie, FL based One Corporation, in the acquisition, remediation, and adaptive reuse by converting a former Exxon Mobile into Chipotle and AT&T on the pad of The Plaza at King of Prussia, King of Prussia, PA. Marlon Stone is a 20 year member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and an Executive Board Member of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. Marlon serves as an annual guest lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Business teaching the discipline of Retail Tenant Representation. Marlon Stone received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Literature, Science and the Arts.