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September 29, 2016

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Gilbert Bankston Joins Levin Management as Vice President of Property Management

Industry Professional Brings 13 Years of Experience to New Role

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 29, 2016 – Levin Management, one of the nation's leading commercial real estate services firms, has announced that Gilbert Bankston, CSM, of Rockaway, N.J. has joined the company as vice president of property management. The North Plainfield-based organization maintains a growing, retail-focused leasing and management portfolio that encompasses approximately 95 properties and more than 13 million square feet.

Bankston brings 13 years of commercial property management experience in the New York/New Jersey and Florida markets to Levin. His expertise includes shopping center and general asset management, development, tenant construction, financial management and accounting. In his new role, he will ensure the delivery of Levin’s best-in-class service standards at each of its managed commercial properties, and establish and maintain positive retailer/landlord relationships.

“Levin Management is well known throughout the real estate industry for its unparalleled quality of services and professionalism,” said Bankston. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to join Levin at a time of such positive company momentum, and look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued progress while driving additional value to our clients and their properties.”

Prior to joining Levin, Bankston held key management positions at Simon Property Group and General Growth Properties. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey and is pursuing his master’s degree in business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. A member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, he holds that organization’s Certified Shopping Manager designation. He also is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association.

“We are pleased to welcome Gilbert to Levin Management,” said Robert Carson, Levin’s executive vice-president. “His strong experience and proficiency in managing commercial real estate assets makes him well suited for this new role. We are confident his commitment, leadership and solid skills in all aspects of property management and tenant relations will prove invaluable to our property management team.”

For more than six decades, Levin Management Corporation has been a trusted single-source commercial real estate services provider for institutional and private owners. The company specializes in repositioning, retenanting and renovating real estate – areas that have become particularly vital in an increasingly competitive market. Levin’s services continue to evolve with new technologies, efficiencies and sustainability-focused initiatives to serve a new generation of properties, investors and tenants.

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