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Lyle Darnall

Managing Director

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At EDENS, Lyle Darnall is committed to building relationships, new centers and redeveloping existing centers to help retailers succeed. As Managing Director, Darnall is responsible for the expansion of the company’s platform of assets in high growth markets in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Since arriving at EDENS in 1999, he has personally led the charge for the development or redevelopment of more than four million SFof high-end retail space, including 17 grocery stores, six large-market department stores and countless box deals. He has more than 25 years of experience in the retail and real estate development industries.

As a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Darnall has served as State Retail Chairman, as well as Divisional Retail Chairman for the Southern Region. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance.

Past, Present and Restoration for the Future.

Past, Present and Restoration for the Future.

Park Road Shopping Center opened in 1956 as the first open-air shopping center in Charlotte, NC. It also unveiled its trademark— a large red paneled sign that catches the eye of passerby to explore the charming shopping center.

How Darnall Kept Charlotte Moving in 2017

How Darnall Kept Charlotte Moving in 2017

Charlotte Business Journal: For Darnall, managing director of EDENS, the coming months will be filled with negotiations to finalize the perfect roster of retailers.