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G. Lamont Blackstone, CRX is the principal of G. L. Blackstone & Associates LLC. Prior to launching his consulting practice, Lamont was Chief Investment Officer of The Retail Initiative, Inc. (TRI), the first national commercial real estate equity fund to target inner-city retail development opportunities. He has been involved in multiple urban retail and mixed-use projects and development proposals including the development of the Harlem Pathmark supermarket in East Harlem, the City Heights Urban Retail Village in San Diego and the Juanita Tate Marketplace shopping center in South Los Angeles. In addition, he conducted the market and financial feasibility analysis of a 700,000 square foot industrial park proposed for a brownfields site in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. He is a recipient of the shopping center industry's Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) designation which is awarded to seasoned retail real estate practitioners demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the retail real estate industry.
Active over the years in various real estate industry leadership roles, Lamont Blackstone is the past Eastern Division Alliance Program Co-Chair for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) -- the 50,000 member trade association of the global shopping center industry. In that capacity, he had oversight for public sector outreach initiatives for a territory which encompassed New England through Virginia. He also has served as Dean of the ICSC's School of Economic Development at its University of Shopping Centers conducted at The Wharton School in Philadelphia.
Lamont obtained his M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School and a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. In May 2010, he was honored by the Board of Trustees of ICSC with its Distinguished Service Award for his years of volunteer service to the retail real estate industry. In 2011, he was honored again by ICSC with its inaugural William M. Sulzbacher Government Relations Leadership Award.
At the ICSC New York trade show talking with urban retail pioneer Magic Johnson
Lamont Blackstone speaking at the summit of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association
Lamont Blackstone addressing the ICSC Alliance Program meeting in Westchester County, NY
Discussing shopping center industry issues with an aide to Congressman Charlie Rangel
Accepting a leadership award at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Council of Urban Real Estate