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Beyond Retail: Developing a Destination

December 30, 2021 - by BDA Staff

Category Downtown Talks


An inside look at the success behind The Bellevue Collection and what's next

Hear an exclusive discussion with Kemper Freeman, chairman and CEO of Kemper Development Company, who shares his perspective on Bellevue's transformation into the vibrant, mixed-use shopping and entertainment center it is today. Learn how retail was a catalyst for growth, current retail and consumer trends in Downtown, and what's next for The Bellevue Collection.

Guest Speaker:
Kemper Freeman |
Chairman & CEO, Kemper Development Company

A third-generation resident of Bellevue, Kemper Freeman has played an important role in Bellevue’s growth from the early days of downtown to the economic force it is today. In all, he’s developed over 5.5 million square feet of real estate in Downtown Bellevue and owns and manages The Bellevue Collection, comprised of Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place, and Lincoln Square.


Patrick Bannon  |  President, Bellevue Downtown Association

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