Main Street group hires mixed-use development expertMain Street Property Services, a Lafayette firm that has business developments in downtown Pleasanton, has hired Stephen Lawton as a retail consultant to assist in leasing, developing and acquiring retail real estate.
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Lawton will work with Craig Semmelmeyer in navigating the financial, administrative and community issues that accompany the development process.
Main Street Property Services developed the popular Tully's Coffee Shop site at Main and Angela streets, and is now in the process of completing the leasing of the building at 234 Main St., which it recently restored. Athletic goods retailer Fleet Feet has moved its store into that new building.
Lawton has 10 years of experience in government administration and economic development and 20 years of experience in private sector management. His background includes issues-related land entitlement, rezoning, redevelopment, retail in mixed-use development, festival marketplaces, major public works construction and complex property transactions.