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About Edens/People

Tav Ortiz

Vice President – Property Management

As Vice President – Property Management, Octavio “Tav” Ortiz oversees property management in EDENS’ Western region. Seated in Dallas, Tav oversees 3.7 million square feet of retail space located in Texas, Colorado, California and Washington. He also coordinates corporate-level initiatives, including capital improvement projects, assisting with the redevelopment of existing retail properties and onboarding new acquisitions.

Tav has extensive experience in retail real estate and has demonstrated success by increasing revenues and maximizing the value of property through cost-saving initiatives and securing sponsorship income. Prior to his role with EDENS, Tav was General Manager at The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida, where he was responsible for the operations of an 880,000-square-foot, $315 million regional shopping center. He has played a key role in four retail center developments from the ground up with Taubman and The Mills Corporation.

Tav holds a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, with a focus in Marketing and Management. He has a son attending University of Florida and enjoys cycling, exercise and being outdoors.