Chief Legal Counsel
George Schmidt has extensive experience working with tenant leases, property acquisitions and dispositions, compliance regulations, construction and permanent financings, joint venture agreements, public securities offerings, litigation, new development and redevelopment.
Before joining Centennial, Mr. Schmidt was Senior Counsel at Husch Blackwell LLP where he was responsible for cultivating new business, documenting and closing commercial transactions and financings. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Glimcher Realty Trust in Columbus, Ohio, where he was head of the legal department and responsible for all partnership and joint venture agreements, land acquisition and development negotiations, as well as major anchor and department store transaction negotiations.
Mr. Schmidt holds a J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, an M.B.A. from Ohio University, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as the American, Texas and Ohio Bar Associations.