An industry leading retail development and leasing executive with over 33 years of experience, Kirk Dotson began his commercial real estate career with Hank Dickerson and Company in Dallas after graduating from Baylor University with a BBA degree in finance. Focusing on land brokerage and planning in for North Dallas, Kirk quickly became a top producer and recognized dealmaker. Kirk’s real estate journey led him to the creative world of retail, where he maximized his strengths of site planning, merchandising, leasing, development and shopping center design. He worked over the years on ground-up “best in class” flagship mall and lifestyle properties for three of the most respected national developers; JMB Urban, The Rouse Company and the last 17 years with General Growth Properties. Kirk’s responsibilities included the unique assets of Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, TN; Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, TX; La Cantera, Phase 1 and 2 in San Antonio, TX; Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, Arkansas; and Summerlin Center in Las Vegas. All of these malls were quickly recognized and awarded by the ULI and ICSC for their immediate success and design. In addition, he helped pioneer General Growth’s efforts into integrating lifestyle components within its retail portfolio. These creative additions to The Woodlands Mall, First Colony in Sugarland, TX and La Cantera quickly became industry standards for their direct impact to each properties’ “sense of place” while increasing occupancy and driving rent spreads. Kirk has been directly involved in the retail development and leasing of over 11 million sf, representing a cumulative market value of over $5 billion. Kirk has leased over 2,000,000 square feet of retail over his career, accounting for over 1,000 transactions; annually ranking in the top 10 in retail production. Culminating leases with arguably some of the most well- known branded retail merchants, including but not limited to; Zara, Rolex, H&M, Michael Kors, Coach, Barnes and Noble, Tommy Bahama, Apple, Microsoft, Anthropolgie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Vera Bradley, Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, Sephora, Cole Hahn, J Crew, Chico’s, Disney, Forever 21, Dave & Busters, The Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Brio, Panera Bread, Bonefish, Noodles, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King and Starbucks, he considers his career a hobby. Kirk is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker and a member of the ICSC. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife Michelle, and their three children; Cameron, Blair and Caden.
12700 Park Central Drive
Dallas, Texas 75251