Vestar

Vestar Property Manager At Christown Spectrum Mall

Vestar, a prominent leader in commercial management, was selected as property manager at Christown Spectrum Mall in Phoenix.

“In today’s challenging retail market, owners understand that an experienced property manager is necessary for the success of a center,” says Pat McGinley, Vestar Vice President of Property Management.

Christown Spectrum Mall, formerly known as Phoenix Spectrum Mall, is a 1.14 MSF shopping center that caters to a diverse demographic. The change in management is not the only recent change; the exterior has been redesigned and developed to improve the overall environment of the property, according to Vestar officials.

Christown was Arizona’s first air-conditioned, enclosed mall and today it houses popular stores such as Walmart Supercenter, Walgreens, Ross Dress for Less, Costco Wholesale, Claire’s Boutique, and Dollar Tree. The mall also features other smaller specialty retail stores.

While Vestar continues to manage its various properties, it has begun examining and evaluating plans for Christown to specifically help increase mall traffic and tenant sales, Vestar says.

To increase the synergy from all of the tenants, the company plans to use its years of experience and the lessons it has learned to creatively think about every area of potential improvement.

The mall features seven anchor stores. Officials say in the current economic climate, having successful anchor stores is vital to the survival of a mall. In the past decade, several anchor stores began to close and put Christown in a difficult position. However, with the new redesign and change in management of the mall, the future will continue to look positive, officials predict.

A challenge that Vestar faces with Christown is the disparity of traffic throughout the different sections of the mall.

“We want to find new ways to drive traffic from one portion of the mall to another and create an environment where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts,” McGinley says.” One of Vestar’s core values includes innovation, which to Vestar, means, “tak(ing) lessons of today to create the projects of tomorrow” and the “innovation comes from (their) constant search for better results.”

Vestar is in the “process of evaluating each aspect of their operation to determine how best to improve the leasing, management and marketing functions,” McGinley says. He adds that tenants have been very responsive to the change in management and with the changes that Vestar is planning on making.

Founded in 1977, Vestar operates properties in Arizona, southern California, and now Nevada. Vestar oversees more than 45 properties which include Tempe Market Place, Desert Ridge Market Place, and Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center in Arizona.

For more about Christown Spectrum Mall, visit christownspectrum.com; or, for more information about Vestar, visit vestar.com.

0 thoughts on “Vestar Property Manager At Christown Spectrum Mall

  1. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Beverly Hope

    It is high time something was done at Christown Spectrum Mall. The last renovation was horrible. They took all of the class out of the mall, which has something to do with who goes to the mall, or you only go there for one specific purpose and get out of there as fast as you can. A lot of this is the low-classed atmosphere and their not having items that people want to buy like that had years ago. You could almost say Christown has a “DEAD” atmoshere.

    The Walmart at Christown is a stinker–it used to be kind of good around Christimas time to buy Christmas items and decorations, but not any more. I think it has about everything to do with the manager at Walmart at Christown. I have heard several comments myself that the problem with Walmart at Christown is the manager–he makes the Christmas area stink, and other holidays stink as well. I have also heard comments that the Walmart at Christown is the worst Walmart in town, and I agree.

    Walmart got rid of or took away a lot of items that women would normally be interested in buying–BUT they kept the items that men want. I am sure some of these men in the Walmart organization thought they were just doing it when they got rid of these items–but that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Here is the deal, WOMEN DO 80% OF THE SHOPPING, and please do not cater to people who are 12 thru 29, especially boys. Where do they get their money, from Mommy and Daddy, from stealing or from selling drugs? Cater to the older people who probably have more money. For years, I have never understood what businesses are thinking about. Again, women do 80% of the shopping and when they can’t find what they want, they don’t buy.

    J. C. Penneys is going to the dogs because of the new, jerking CEO. The store at Christown is terrible!!!! It is not their pricing–they cater to bimbo butts and gangsters from 12 to maybe 30 something. They need to have items that have some style and class, not something to wear to a bar and get picked up, which is exactly what they have. AND they need items for older people to buy–and for women, clothes like skirts and dresses that are below the knee–not above as if they are advertising, which most of them are and we all know that for a fact, since society has regressed so much in the last 30 to 40 years.

    Get a Dillards back and maybe a Macys.

    Get a good and good-looking food court back and some restaurants. That Costo deal is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need to do something to make people want to be at Christown and the last years haven’t done that.

    Target is just okay, but they hire little dimwitted girls to work there and they are mainly interested in young guys and their paychecks, which is the downfall of most places, when they do the same thing. They don’t want to pay people with brains.

    I could go on and on, but hope you get an idea–don’t want the t-shirt and blue jean deal again with no class. Or don’t want what a certain percent of the population would call “casual.” We are already way tooooooooooooo casual.

    There are hundreds and thousands of people in Phoenix who need jobs and have more decency and brains than the majority of people that work at the mall, and they speak ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!