Monday, January 7, 2008

Sports Section

Good Daily News article about the Staubach Center in Monday's paper.

Ex-Cowboys QB Roger Staubach pushes 'upscale' Forest Hills project

Money quote: The landlord hired Staubach's crew, hoping they can score major tenants for the project and boost the potential of nearby properties that the same landlord owns, said Patrick Smith, Staubach retail executive.

"We think Austin St. is a very vibrant retail marketplace and that this location is the best location on the whole street," Smith said.

Who is Patrick Smith? "Retail Executive" is a little bit of an understatement. He's Executive Vice President & Principal, of Staubach Retail. It's very cool that he's personally involved and knows the Daily News is interested in the project. And it's also a very good sign that he and the landlord have longer term goals in mind than cell phone stores and tanning salons.

Yes, but what has he done lately. . .From his bio on Patrick provides senior-level real estate advice to some of Staubach's major retail accounts in the Northeast including Sears Holding Corporation, Wal-Mart, Walgreen Co., Whole Foods and Circuit City.

That's right, he's got an in at Whole Foods. Suddenly rumor mongering isn't so offensive, is it?