DALLAS – Feb. 22, 2010 –Michael Nelson has been named Vice President and Director of Leasing for Encore Retail, LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas based Encore Enterprises, Inc. Nelson will be responsible for all leasing transactions nationwide, and an integral part of acquisition, development or re-development opportunities the firm pursues. Nelson has over 25 years of multi-market experience in retail, office, medical and industrial assets.

Encore Retail InvestingPrior to joining Encore Retail, Nelson was the managing director for RM Crowe where he sourced new leasing and management assignments, and focused on real estate solutions for national and international investors in the Southwest region. Prior to assuming leadership of this new division, Nelson was the Chief Operating Officer of RM Crowe for five years where he was responsible for all aspects of operations, leasing, construction, client/lender relationships and investment research for 5.3 million square feet of commercial property across a multi-state region.

Nelson’s commercial real estate career also includes service as Senior Vice President for the Southwest region for PM Realty Group, Regional Portfolio Manager in charge of the Houston Portfolio for Cushman & Wakefield and Property Manager for Hines Interests Limited Partnership in their retail/mixed-use division.

Nelson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University, a Texas real estate license and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

About Encore Retail, LLC
Founded in 1991, Encore Retail, LLC is a privately held real estate development firm in the retail neighborhood and community shopping center sectors. Encore Retail acquires and develops high-grade properties from the ground up in primary and growing primary and secondary markets, adding value to each individual property and the community in which it is located. Encore Retail is a subsidiary of Dallas-based Encore Enterprises which develops and re-develops mixed use complexes, limited and full service hotels, multi-family projects retail projects and manages hotel and luxury vacation condominium resort properties. For more information please visit www.encore.bz.

Contact:

Alex Fencl, MWW Group for Encore Enterprises, afencl@mww.com, 214-414-3330 (direct)