“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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