Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York
Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII, Starwood Hospitality Fund II
and Baccarat Co-Invest
The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX and U.K. Co-Invest
Stella Tower, New York
Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX
Chief Executive Officer
Starwood Retail Partners
Vince Corno is an accomplished veteran of the retail real estate industry with extensive public and private real estate leadership experience. His broad skill set covers the gamut of retail real estate ranging from regional malls to power / community centers to grocery-anchored centers to outlets. He has a deep understanding of both the landlord and tenant sides of the business that he cultivated in key leadership roles with both national landlords and retailers. His industry relationships cross all lines and have been key to his longstanding success. His combined legal and accounting background rounds out the tools with which he has consummated hundreds of complex commercial real estate transactions over thirty years.
As Starwood Retail Partner’s Chief Executive Officer, Vince is responsible for leading, formulating and executing the Starwood’s core retail investment strategies and driving results. This includes all facets of the real estate transaction cycle – from sourcing opportunities, to analyzing and underwriting, to negotiating terms, to financing, to closing. Prior to being elevated to CEO, he was SRP’s Chief Operating Officer and led the company’s day-to-day leasing, development, construction, property management and legal functions. Prior to the COO role, he was Senior Vice President of Development and led all aspects of the company’s numerous redevelopment projects from concept to final execution and the development of individualized strategies for each of company’s malls and lifestyle centers to evolve them into mixed-use complexes.
Vince has served in key senior leadership roles with a number of the country’s largest, best-in-class retail and real estate enterprises. Prior to joining Starwood, he served as EVP, President, Midwest of Brixmor Property Group, leading the strategic value-enhancing redevelopment and leasing efforts for a 100-asset division with more than 20 million square feet. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Leasing and Development for DDR Corp., Senior Vice President Real Estate for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Senior Vice President Real Estate for Saks Incorporated, and held senior roles with Forest City Enterprises and The May Department Stores Company.
Vince is a past Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, having served on ICSC’s Executive Board and as Divisional Vice President – Central Region during his three terms of service. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University, is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations and holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate.