Principal and CEO
Mitchell Kahn is one of the Founders and Principals of Frontline Real Estate. Mitch is experienced in real estate development and deal making involving restructuring, acquisitions, dispositions, and lease renegotiations.
Formerly, Mr. Kahn was the Founder, President and CEO of Hilco Real Estate. Under his leadership, Hilco Real Estate subleased, relocated, and renegotiated hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail, commercial and industrial space, including the disposition and restructuring of the real estate for WorldCom, Jacobson Department Stores, Homelife, Homeland Supermarkets, USOP McWhorter’s, Trak Auto, Venator, Bedroom Superstore, Payless Cashways, Wolf Camera, HQ/Hechinger, Heilig-Meyers Furniture, Filene’s Basement, Play Co, Camellia Food Centers, Ice Chalet, and Maurice, Mervyns, Bally Total Fitness, Bonus Stores, A&P, Cooker Restaurants, GameStop, Boyd’s Bears, Levitz, Kroger, Movie Gallery, Krispy Kreme, Pamida, Pep Boys, Starbucks, Whitehall Jewelers, Levitt Homes, Neumann Homes and Wextrust. He has been retained by some of the world’s largest and well-known companies.
Mr. Kahn led the acquisition strategy and dealmaking that acquired a substantial portfolio of retail and industrial assets, both sale leasebacks and empty facilities, across many markets in the United States.
Prior to joining Hilco Real Estate, Mr. Kahn was Senior Vice President of Sportmart, directing all real estate activities including site selection, national rollout strategy, deal-making and lease negotiations for all Sportmart locations; managing the disposition of all Canadian assets for Sportmart; and eventually negotiating the successful merger between Sportmart and Gart Sports. Mr. Kahn also was responsible for all legal and strategic functions at Sportmart, as well as developing, managing and leasing numerous shopping centers developed by the company and its principals.
Mr. Kahn is a CPA, as well as an attorney who has formerly practiced real estate law and developed numerous retail shopping centers.
He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, School of Business and Northwestern University, School of Law. Mr. Kahn’s professional memberships include the Illinois Bar Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.