“Visionary” and “integrity” are words that are tossed around freely when retailers and brand executives describe Henry Segerstrom. His development of South Coast Plaza in the rural farmland of Orange County is testament to that description.
But the slate of luxury merchants that populate the center is largely owing to the developer’s personal interaction with his tenants and commitment to quality as well as to the community. WWD asked executives who have stores at SCP, as well as other industry professionals, to share anecdotes about Segerstrom, and what they view as the secret behind the center’s success.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)