The Future of Malls
July 10, 2020
Originally published by Tristan Navera of the Columbus Business Journal on July 1, 2020
Lou Conforti, the CEO of one of the nation's largest mall owners, Washington Prime Group based in Columbus, Ohio, said the coronavirus pandemic isn't the doomsday for retail that prognosticators say it could be, though it will most definitely mean the end of a way of thinking he considers outdated. "You can't just take a bunch of shops and be a rent collector. This industry has been devoid of curation."