Understanding Retail – The Past, Present & Future


Location: Walsh Family Hall

Understanding Retail Steiner Lecture

Yaromir Steiner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner + Associates which he formed in 1993 with a vision of creating welcoming, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly, Town Center destinations—environments for people to not only shop, but also to live, work and play. Over the past 24 years, the company has turned that vision into reality by developing more than 7.4 million square feet of mixed-use space including retail, restaurant, residential, entertainment, hospitality and office uses.

Mr. Steiner oversees all operations, development, leasing and management efforts for the Steiner + Associates and its portfolio. He travels extensively to meet with community leaders and tenant partners and maintains a “hands-on” approach to development and property management. 

An eager student and ardent admirer of urban form who speaks four languages, Mr. Steiner’s design and development approach emphasizes proper scale, connectivity and inviting and engaging spaces. Parks, fountains and public spaces as anchors are featured prominently in every Steiner + Associates project. The projects are designed and sustained by employing the same fundamental principles of town planning that have created and maintained vibrant urban city centers for more than a century. By seamlessly integrating dining and leisure-time elements into inviting open-air mixed-use environments and public spaces that encourage interaction and exploration, Steiner + Associates has recreated the energy and vitality of those urban centers, while expanding traditional definitions of mixed-use design along the way.

Co-sponsored by the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, this lecture will be presented in the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture auditorium and also available virtually. Please register here to participate via Zoom.