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Retail Specialists to Handle Leasing for Columbus Park Crossing

Press Release

February 12, 2020

CONTACT: Courtney Hall
Retail Specialists

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Retail Specialists is proud to announce it has been selected to assume the leasing and property management for Columbus Park Crossing, a 700,000 square foot shopping center in Columbus, Georgia. Situated off busy Veterans Parkway and JR Allen Parkway, Columbus Park Crossing is the anchor project in the dominant retail corridor in West Georgia, adjacent to over two million square feet of retail.

Retail Specialists offers the appropriate experience and depth as we enter the next phase of adding value to this project.”


“Our team is excited to be part of the redevelopment of this property as we recognize a real opportunity to attract new retailers to the Columbus market,” stated Beau Young, executive vice president of Retail Specialists. “Having the benefit of powerful anchors such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes and Noble, Marshalls, Ross and others gives us a distinct advantage to bring new offerings to a great consumer base.”

Retail Specialists will also oversee the property management of the project, bringing a comprehensive and seasoned team to facilitate the day-to-day operations.  

“Having been involved with projects like this one, our philosophy of taking an ownership approach to management allows us to maximize the value of the asset for the owners by improving services and controlling costs,” said Mead Silsbee, chief operating officer of Retail Specialists.

For additional information on leasing contact Beau Young at 205-314-0390.

About Columbus Park Crossing

Columbus Park Crossing is a premier shopping development featuring more than 50 dining, home services, and entertainment options. Located off Whittlesey Boulevard and Highway 27 in Columbus, Georgia, the mall is proud to offer the best customer experiences in the area as well as a diverse mix of name-brand stores.

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About Retail Specialists

Retail Specialists, LLC (RSI) is the premier retail real estate services firm in the south. We are committed to long-term relationships in property management, retail representation, development, and leasing and brokerage. Founded in 2005, we’ve thrived through tough times and shine under pressure. A unique mix of experience, technology, and data have proven successful in a business we love.

About AVR Realty

AVR CPC Associates, LLC is the owner of the Columbus Park Crossing shopping center. AVR has been in business for over 50 years and owns, develops and operates a multifaceted real estate company with wide ranging interests throughout the United States. Included in AVR’s portfolio are over 5 million square feet of retail, more than 50 hotels, over 2,000 apartment units and interests in both office and industrial properties. AVR Realty Company, LLC, the parent company is headquartered in Westchester, N.Y., a suburb of New York City.

Beau Young

Leasing Representation

Beau Young

Executive Vice President


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