High-Profile Developer Trademark Names New President and COO

The Fort Worth-based firm manages Dallas’ Galleria and plans new project in Oak Lawn.

Dallas News|November 16, 2023

Written by: Steve Brown

One of North Texas’ top development firms – Trademark Property Co. – has a new president and chief operating officer.

The Fort Worth-based real estate firm has hired Kevin Kessinger, formerly a top officer with Blackstone companyShopCore Properties, for the key executive position.

“We have attracted one of the retail industry’s brightest talents to join and influence our team,” Trademark founder and CEO Terry Montesi said in a message. “Kevin has substantial experience successfully operating large retail and mixed-use platforms for institutional owners, operators, and funds, and he will apply those learnings to bolster our operations, systems, processes and people.”

Kessinger had been an executive vice president at Chicago-based ShopCore, which he joined when the company was founded in 2016. He was previously with Ohio-based DDR Corp. He’s a cofounder of CoreGiving, a charity that battles hunger and food insecurity for children in the U.S.

“Trademark has a proven track record of bringing original, creative strategies to both value-add and core assets,” Kessinger said in a statement. “The company’s more than 30-year history in retail and mixed-use real estate gives it a unique advantage in today’s reimagined real estate market. This is an exceptional platform with an opportunity to be superlative.”

Trademark is best known in North Texas for its high-profile retail property assignments. The company is working on redevelopment plans for Dallas’ Galleria shopping mall.

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