Michael DiCosola

Michael DiCosola

Executive Vice President, MarketPlace Development

Michael DiCosola is an accomplished real estate executive with more than 30 years of experience in retail real estate.

As Executive Vice President, Michael is responsible for directing MarketPlace’s new business development, merchandising, leasing, and strategic planning. He is also involved with finance and acquisitions and project management.

Prior to joining MarketPlace Development, Michael served as Vice President of Real Estate for Lids Corporation, helping to build a start-up company into a $130 million multi-channel retail business. In this capacity, he managed the site selection, lease negotiations and construction of stores throughout the United States.  Michael was also Head of Real Estate at Sunglass Hut International and served as Senior Real Estate Representative for Petrie Stores Corporation.

Michael received a B.S. in Finance from Old Dominion University, magna cum laude, and an M.S. in Real Estate from New York University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Airports Council International-NA.