Carol Hutchinson began working with Charter in the fall of 2011. She came to us with an extensive background consisting of over 20 years of experience in the retail real estate and shopping center industry. Her well-honed transactional skills, substantial market knowledge, as well as her accomplished aptitude for relationship building have made her a readily recognized industry leader. Her experience has been on both the tenant and landlord side, with both specialty and big box tenants, offering her a unique perspective.
Prior to Charter, Carol spent five years as Vice President of Leasing for Edens, a Washington, DC based shopping center owner and developer with over a 120 owned properties located primarily on the east coast. During her tenure with Edens, while Boston based, she was active throughout the portfolio working on acquisitions, new development, redevelopment and existing properties regarding merchandise mix, marketing strategies, specialty and big box leasing. Representative deals executed included Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, TJMaxx, Petsmart, Cost Plus, Ashley Furniture and DeMoulas Market Basket.
Prior to her position at Edens, Carol was an AVP/Real Estate Director with the TJX Companies based out of Framingham, MA. Over the course of fifteen years with TJX her responsibilities included developing and implementing strategic expansion and relocation goals for the all of the companies’ chains including: TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, AJWright and Bobs. The bulk of her time was spent in the Northeast and Puerto Rico although she also worked the eastern half of the US for the HomeGoods chain initial roll out. She also pioneered and launched the initial strategy and rollout for the AJWright chain. She was responsible for well over 400 transactions.
Carol holds a Massachusetts real estate license and is an active member of the ICSC. She is a native of New Canaan, CT and for the past thirty years has resided in Wellesley, MA. At Charter Carol is actively involved with both Tenant Representation and Landlord Representation. She holds an AA degree from Cazenovia College, a BA from SCSU and an MS from SCSU.