3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Eric Rubenstein, Esq.


Leo S. Ullman

Vastgood Properties

Former Chairman, CEO and President
Cedar Shopping Centers REIT

Prior to the event, please direct questions for Mr. Ullman to Mr. Rubenstein at the email address above.


Mr. Ullman is an icon renowned for his knowledge of all aspects of shopping center development and management. In 1998 he acquired control of a small real estate investment trust, Cedar Income Fund, Ltd which controlled 4 properties and had a value of $13.5 million. He reincorporated under the name Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc and started growing the company with primarily supermarket-anchored “bread and butter” strip shopping centers in mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastal states. In 2003, Cedar Shopping Centers had an initial public offering and listed on the NYSE for approximately $178 million and subsequently grew to approximately $1.7 billion in assets under Mr. Ullman’s guidance.

He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young for the Real Estate Hospitality area in 2005. Mr. Ullman is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, Harvard College and both Columbia Business School where he earned his MBA and dean’s list honors and Columbia Law School where he obtained his law degree and was named Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp and Marine Corps Reserves and is a published author focusing on U.S. International tax matters and investments in U.S. Real Estate.

Among his charitable and civic pursuits, Mr. Ullman serves as Chairman of the Foundation for the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, the Foundation for the Netherlands National Holocaust Museum and has served as a Member of the Development Committee of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.




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