Patty Hirt – Resident Retail Guru

Hirt’s unique retail perspective will take our blog readers virtually into local shops and let you decide if you want to visit them in person.  Shops that have been in our community for 100 years and some that just opened their doors. Hirt will be able to help you find in our community: perfect Birthday presents, unique gifts to bring Aunt Coco, that ever hard to find hostess gift for your in-laws and something to spoil yourself. Each post will include a map so you can hoof it on over to the location! If you’re looking for a unique experience and taking home cool local finds than we’re here for you!

Hirt calls Little Italy home and spent her summer living on the Amalfi Coast in Italy enjoying La Dolce Vita (Italian…The Sweet Life)! Patty Hirt is a veteran of the retail real estate industry specializing in specialty retail leasing and creating alternative revenue streams for the most esteemed developers and shopping centers in the United States. Hirt’s impressive line-up of shopping centers range from General Growth Properties top asset Ala Moana Center in Honolulu to Taubman’s crown jewel in the Midwest, Woodfield. She started her career at Forest City’s Tower City Center in Cleveland, an upscale mixed use urban complex. Hirt prides herself on having opened over 3,500 new mall retail stores in shopping centers across the country. Most recently she was Group Vice President of Business Development for General Growth Properties, the nation’s second largest shopping center developer.