Since joining Rappaport in 2018, Michael Leon has played an integral role as a “boots on the ground” landlord and tenant representative for Rappaport. His specialties include prospecting, lease negotiation, and site selection. In addition to leasing Rappaport owned and managed properties, he also represents institutional investors, local landlords, developers, and tenants for their DC-region retail real estate needs. In his spare time, Michael writes and produces “The Rapp Up,” a bi-weekly newsletter covering the latest trends in commercial real estate and retailing. Prior to joining Rappaport, Mr. Leon worked at Douglas Development, Rosenthal Properties, and Bisnow. When he’s not researching the latest retail trends, you’ll likely find Michael getting in a run or a bike ride on the W&OD Trail. He received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University, followed by his masters degree from Johns Hopkins, and he is an active member of ICSC and the Tysons Partnership.