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Forum Development Group
- Established June 1, 1998
- To capitalize on emerging retailing trends
- Primary focus to develop upscale, open-air specialty centers (Lifestyle Centers)
- To create a brand awareness of "The Forum"

The Forum Concept
- Upscale, high quality, open-air shopping centers
- An environment focused on architectural design and landscape
- Traditionally mall-oriented retailers
- Strong entertainment and dining components
- Urban or suburban settings

The Forum Strategy
Infill or Intercept Sites
- Suburban markets ("Edge Cities")
- Between major malls
- Convenient location
- Smaller than regional malls (150,000 to 450,000 sf)
- Shopper-friendly environment
- Perceived to be safer
- Primary trade area may be more condensed than that of regional mall
- Creates a sense of "place" within the community
- Aesthetically attractive

(Retrofitting)
- Typically urban or in-town city settings
- Re-development (recycling)
- Convenient location
- Creates a sense of "place" within the community
- Main street to master planned developments
- Consistent with city's desire to revitalize their downtown areas
- Commonly located near a university
- Avant garde areas undergoing gentrification

Forum Development Group Key Personnel

Ron Pfohl
Ron Pfohl, Managing Member


Prior to co-founding Forum Development Group, Ron Pfohl was Senior Vice President of Development with Cousins MarketCenters in Atlanta where he was responsible for the site selection and major tenant leasing for power center and lifestyle center developments. While at Cousins, Ron was instrumental in developing the companyís lifestyle center program. Once at Forum, Ron was responsible for kicking off the companyís initial developments and was key in the planning and relationship leasing of the developments. Currently, as a Managing Member of Forum, Ron Pfohl evaluates development opportunities, and oversees leasing and marketing of its projects.

Bill Brown
Bill Brown, Managing Member


In 1998, Bill Brown co-founded Forum Development Group while at Thomas Enterprises. Bill continued to work at Thomas Enterprises through 2003 and served as Vice President where he was responsible for site selection and headed up the Leasing Department for the company. Over a ten-year period, he was active in the initial Forum developments as well as the development of numerous power centers representing approximately 10 million square feet. Bill Brown was honored as Top Retail Broker in Metro Atlanta in 1998, 1999, and 2001. As Managing member for Forum Development Group, Bill oversees the development and construction process and evaluates development opportunities.


Todd Blowers, Vice President, Development


Prior to joining Forum Development Group, Blowers was a Development Manager at Poag & McEwen in Memphis, TN, where he oversaw the development and construction of lifestyle centers from initial concept to construction completion. Earlier in his career, he worked as Project Manager for CBL & Associates in Chattanooga, TN, where he worked on all aspects of new mall pre-development. Blowers earned his Bachelorís Degree from UT-Chattanooga and his MBA from the University of Memphis.


Jason Samreny, Vice President


Since opening Forumís Boca Raton, FL office in 2004, Jasonís primary responsibilities have included project leasing and site identification and acquisition. Jason moved to Florida as Director of Staubach Retail Servicesí Boca Raton office in 2001 where his focus was on identifying new business opportunities and Landlord representation. Here he was instrumental in bringing over 1 million sf of lifestyle retail to fruition in Melbourne and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Prior to joining Staubach, he was with Merchants Resource Realty, Inc., and was responsible for leasing Thomas Enterprisesí and Forum Development Groupís power and lifestyle center portfolios. Jason graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelorís degree in Policy and Management.

Stan Thomas
Stan Thomas, Managing member


Thomas Enterprises, Inc. has become one of the largest private shopping center development companies in the country. Stan Thomas, the founder and CEO of Thomas Enterprises, Inc., has developed more than 25 power centers, representing over 15,000,000 square feet. Thomas Enterprises has been consistently ranked as one of Atlantaís top developers. As Managing Member of Forum, Stan Thomas evaluates development opportunities and provides financing for the companyís operations and projects.