Lowry, Sievwright Recognized for Performance and Leadership
NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Feb. 12, 2015 – Retail real estate services firm Levin Management, based in North Plainfield, has announced two key vice-president promotions. Joseph Lowry of Columbus, New Jersey, has been named vice president of acquisitions and business development, while Melissa Sievwright of Long Branch, New Jersey, has been appointed vice president of marketing.
A 28-year commercial real estate industry veteran, Lowry joined Levin in 2009 as director of acquisitions and in 2012 was promoted to director of acquisitions and business development. He is responsible for marketing Levin’s third-party retail services to institutions, fund managers and private owners, and identifying off-market shopping center acquisition opportunities for a select group of clients. His efforts have resulted in nine new shopping center assignments for Levin over the past year.
“We are experiencing a period of unparalleled growth at Levin Management, and it is gratifying to be recognized for a job well done,” Lowry said. “As retail activity picks up along with the strengthening economy, property owners continue to tap Levin’s expertise, and I look forward to helping our company gain additional traction in the marketplace.”
Sievwright joined Levin in 2010 as an associate marketing director. The vice president appointment marks her fourth promotion with the company in just over four years. Among her recent accomplishments, Sievwright has been instrumental in Levin’s comprehensive and strategic rebranding efforts, which include a new company logo and redesigned corporate website; new trade show exhibits and signage; the creation of a corporate newsletter; and all-new marketing materials to support the Levin leasing team. She also works closely with Lowry to help increase Levin’s market presence and generate new business.
“In the last year, Levin has experienced rapid growth and expansion,” said Sievwright. “In order to support our firm’s continued success, our integrated marketing efforts are becoming increasingly ambitious. Levin Management is a forward-thinking firm with more than six decades of achievements in the retail real estate services industry. My goal is to help our company project a future-oriented brand image that marries the firm’s rich traditions with its modern approach to doing business.”
The promotions strengthen Levin’s leadership team and position the firm for continued growth, according to Matthew K. Harding, president. “One of the best indicators of an organization’s strength is its ability to promote from within, and I am pleased to announce these well-deserved advancements,” he said. “Joe and Melissa consistently demonstrate an impressive depth of knowledge in business development and corporate branding, respectively, and together have been instrumental in steering Levin’s progress in recent years. I am confident their dynamic leadership will play a key role in our company’s ongoing stability and success.”
Levin is one of the nation's leading retail real estate services firms, with a strong focus in the northeastern United States and an owner's approach to the business. The firm's portfolio and internal resources have grown consistently over the years, responding to a variety of retail and economic climates. Today, Levin maintains a diverse portfolio that encompasses approximately 95 properties and more than 13 million square feet.
The firm’s services include leasing, property management, accounting, construction management and marketing. Levin specializes in repositioning, retenanting and renovating retail properties – areas that have become particularly vital for today's institutional and individual property owners. Levin serves properties ranging from neighborhood, community, lifestyle and power centers, to enclosed malls, street retail, downtown stores and mixed-use projects in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina.