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Kaplan began his career at CBL & Associates, where he was responsible for founding and developing Georgia Square, an 800,000 square foot regional mall in Athens, GA. At 27 years old Kaplan found a 90 acre site, acquired the property, formed a joint venture with JCP Realty, and negotiated deals with Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears and Belk. Kaplan then master planned the project and oversaw the design, construction, development and leasing. He also developed and leased 5 community shopping centers totaling 1,500,000 square feet.

Georgia Square

Athens, Georgia

Naples Center

Naples, Florida

Novi Promenade

Novi, Michigan