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Outlet Center Experience
We are distinguished for developing, managing, and marketing outlet shopping centers.  Each property offers a wide variety of quality designer brands at discounted prices in a compelling outdoor environment within attractive markets.  Among the brands featured at our centers are Gucci, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, GAP Outlet, Nike, and Adidas, to name a few!

Our Executive Team has over 150 years of combined Shopping Center Experience.
Based in Rosemont, IL Horizon Group Properties, Inc. is an owner and developer of factory outlet shopping centers and is the developer of a master planned community in suburban Chicago.

Contact us:
10275 West Higgins Road
Suite 560
Rosemont, IL 60018

Gary Skoien


Gary Skoien is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Group Properties, Inc. From 1993 to 2005 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Prime Group. Prior to his roll as COO of PGI, Gary served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Retail Division of PGI (Currently Prime Retail, Inc.) from 1992 to 1993. In this role, he oversaw strategic planning, development and management of the rapidly growing division. From 1983 to 1991, Gary was the Executive Director of The Illinois Capital Development Board, and from 1980 to 1983, he was an Assistant to the Illinois Governor. Gary is the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, former Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Civic Federation, former member of the board of Prime Retail, Inc. (NYSE: PRT), and served on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. 

Thomas A. Rumptz

Thomas A. Rumptz has served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate since June 1998.  Mr. Rumptz’s role with Horizon Group Properties, Inc, includes responsibility for development, construction and disposition of residual land.  For eight years prior to his employment at Horizon Group Properties, Inc, Mr. Rumptz worked for the predecessor company, Horizon Group, Inc., where he held many different positions including Controller, Vice President of Finance, and most recently, Vice President of Real Estate.  Prior to working for HGPI, Mr. Rumptz served as Manager of Investment Real Estate for Foremost Insurance.  Mr. Rumptz received his MBA from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.  Mr. Rumptz is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and possesses a State of Michigan real estate license.
David. R. Tinkham

David R. Tinkham has served as Chief Financial Officer since June 1998. For fifteen years prior to his employment with Horizon Group Properties, Inc., David was responsible for capital markets access, treasury, accounting, tax, insurance, investor relations, information technology and SEC compliance at The Chicago Dock and Canal Trust where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining The Chicago Dock and Canal Trust, he was a Senior Tax Accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co. David received his Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Michigan. David is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Economic Club of Chicago, and a member of the Urban Land Institute

Andrew Pelmoter

Andrew Pelmoter  is the Executive Vice President of Horizon Group Properties and has been with the company  since February 1999. Prior to his employment with Horizon Group Properties, Inc., Andrew was Director of Leasing for the predecessor company.  This company owned 44 outlet centers comprised of over 10 million square feet of leasable space.  Prior to joining Horizon Group Properties, Inc., Andrew was employed for 11 years with The Mills Corporation, where he was Director of Leasing and Lease Administration.

David Nelson

David Nelson is the CEO of Globe Outlets and the Managing Director of International Business for Horizon Group Properties.  David has been in the shopping center industry for more than 15 years.  He has experience in the management, leasing, marketing, financing, acquisition and sale of factory outlet centers, enclosed regional malls, open air lifestyle centers, power centers, and community shopping centers.  David has extensive relationships with U.S. retailers and with professionals involved in the operation of top tier retail shopping centers.  David specializes in building high growth companies within the retail real estate industryFrom 2003 through 2010, David was a Senior Vice President with Cousins Properties, a public REIT based in Atlanta, U.S.A.  At Cousins, David was the head of retail asset management.  In this capacity, he was instrumental in building a company that successfully developed multiple lifestyle centers, power centers, and grocery anchored community centers.  While David was at Cousins, the company was able to develop to double in size in a short period of time.  David was in charge of joint venture relationships, management, marketing, and accounting.  He also served on the company’s Lease Committee managing the leasing process for the entire portfolio of shopping centers. Also at Cousins, David served as a Senior Vice President of Capital Markets.  In this position, David managed over a billion dollars (U.S.) of financing, acquisition, and sale transactions.  He built extensive relationships with U.S. pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and other institutional investors.

From 1995 until 2003, David was a Vice President of General Growth Properties which is one of the largest retail real estate companies in America.  At General Growth, David was in charge of international joint ventures and also managed the Eastern United States.  In this capacity, David had responsibility for some of the best shopping centers in the U.S. including Natick Mall in Boston and Tysons Galleria in Washington D.C.  In total, David managed more than 30 shopping centers having a Net Operating Income in excess of $400 million (U.S.).Prior to joining General Growth, David worked as a banker, a commercial real estate broker, and a real estate consultant.  David is a graduate of Duke University – a top tier U.S. school.

James Harris

James Harris has been Managing Director since 2007.  James has worked for more than two decades in the outlet industry as a senior executive and partner.  He has been involved in the development, leasing and operation of more than 50 outlet centers both domestically and internationally.  Prior to joining Horizon Group Properties, Inc, James worked for leading retail and shopping center developers including Federated Department stores and Taubman Company.  He served as COO of McArthur Glen and President of Ariel Preferred Retail Group.

Connie Dyer
Connie Dyer is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Horizon Group Properties. Prior to joining Horizon, she was Deputy Director for Marketing and External Affairs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She also served at Vice President of Field Marketing at General Growth Properties, responsible for the overall marketing strategy and branding for 124 regional and super-regional, malls including Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Water Tower Place in Chicago, IL and Fashion Show in Las Vegas, NV.  She also worked at Urban Retail Properties for ten years, and The Taubman Company for eight years.  Connie has been involved in tourism marketing for twenty years promoting shopping as the number one activity for tourists.

Director of Human Resources - Chicago Office

Rachael Chemerinsky rchemerinsky@horizongroup.com                

Phone 847-292-1870  F: 231.903.0544