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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Sam Latone 2012


  • Title: President and Co-CEO
  • Company: The Shopping Center Group
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Birthplace: Syracuse, NY

Family: Married to Kimbell. Two children (Sam III – 23; Hannah – 17). Sam recently graduated from University of Alabama. Hannah will attend Belmont University in Nashville.

College: Bachelor of science in business administration (Finance) LeMoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y. Master of business administration (Real Estate) Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.

First job unrelated to your current field: In commercial real estate since college graduation.

First job in current field: Westinghouse Credit Corp.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? The Shopping Center Group is the largest, privately owned retail real estate advisory firm in the eastern U.S. Services to landlords, developers, investors, financial institutions and retailers include: project leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment advisory, investment sales, finance, construction supervision, surplus property disposition, receivership and development consulting. We recently opened SCG Retail in Manhattan to focus on N.Y.C.

Our goal is to create the dominant full-service “retail only” real estate advisory firm in the country by identifying appropriate partners in key strategic markets that share our client-first philosophy and adopt our team-oriented culture.

Hobbies: Salt water sport fishing

Favorite novel: “Tai Pan”

Favorite film: “The Highlander” (“There can be only one!”)

Keys to success: patience, loyalty, persistence, fairness and transparency

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Men and women of the U.S. military

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Fighter pilot