Steiner’s commitment to community encompasses a wide range of creative programs, outreach and fundraising partnerships, local and regional scholarships, and charitable initiatives that have raised more than $15 million over the last decade. These funds have been thoughtfully deployed through Steiner’s own foundations to hundreds of local charitable organizations and have supported just as many special and ongoing community-focused events and engagements.
One of Steiner’s most influential insights has been the understanding that a prerequisite to creating a truly successful residential community or mixed-use destination is the forging of an enduring social contract with the community in which it is located. Steiner’s industry leading approach to innovative fundraising programs and inspired charitable giving contributes to a strong professional culture both inside and outside of the organization. The result is that Steiner developments serve as more than just commercial venues; they are powerful philanthropic engines.
Thomas (TJ) Drought Jr. has joined Columbus, Ohio-based Steiner + Associates as Executive Vice President, Advisory Services. Drought leads the company’s growing third party leasing and management services business. Steiner + Associates Chairman and CEO Yaromir Steiner made the announcement.
For anyone in the industry, it’s impossible to avoid the topic of online sales and the “dramatic” impact of the internet on traditional brick-and-mortar retail. Many retailers are clearly worried, and others are uncertain about how they should respond to the growth of online retail.