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November 09 , 2007

The Retail Connection, L.P. and Connected Development Services, L.L.P. to Break Ground on 155,000 Square Foot Development in Mansfield, Texas

The Retail Connection, L.P. and Connected Development Services, L.L.P. to Break Ground on 155,000 Square Foot Development in Mansfield, Texas

November 9th, 2007 - The Retail Connection L.P. will break ground Monday on its 155,000 square foot Mansfield Pointe Shopping Center. The groundbreaking will be held at the site on the southeast quadrant of Home Depot Drive and Hwy 287. Members of The Retail Connection, and its development arm, Connected Development Services, along with partner, Granite Properties, will be joined at the ceremony by Baron Scott, Mayor of the City of Mansfield, as well as members of the City Council and staff. The Mansfield Economic Development Division, and the Mansfield City Manager’s Office will also be represented. Architects Calison and civil engineers Lawrence A. Cates and Associates will be recognized at the ceremonial event. The 14-acre Power Center will be anchored by The Sports Authority , Circuit City, Bed Bath & Beyond, and PetSmart, and will tie into the 420,000 square foot Mansfield Towne Crossing center anchored by Super Target, Home Depot, Staples and Ross. Chad Bradshaw, Vice President of Connected Development Services and lead developer on the project, said “the visibility, great mix of retail and synergy of the surrounding area, will provide a wonderful shopping alternative for Mansfield residents, who are now having to drive to neighboring cities.” “The development provides a local solution to both residents and retailers, stated Steve Lieberman, CEO of The Retail Connection, L.P.” “There is a lot of momentum in Mansfield right now, and The Retail Connection is proud to deliver this premier retail destination and strong national brands to the market. ” The Retail Connection provides strategic planning, tenant representation, project leasing, general brokerage, surplus property dispositions, national advisory services, as well as acquisition, development and merchant banking services. The Retail Connection | Connected Development Services collaborates with clients as partners to create projects designed to meet their objectives. By leveraging the synergy of the organization’s brokerage, advisory and investment services platforms, The Retail Connection is able to extend the reach of each client’s expansion programs. The Retail Connection currently represents 164 retail chains, over 16 million square feet in leasing assignments, and has 11 projects totaling approximately 5 million square feet of Hybrid, Lifestyle and Power Centers. The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Houston and San Antonio. Additional information on The Retail Connection, L.P. is available at www.theretailconnection.net. Media Information|Interviews: Leisa Barger|Senior Vice President Marketing 214.572.8401