Doug Malone and Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weigand & Sons to handle leasing for Brittany, Normandie centers

dougleisaWICHITA — RP Realty Partners has hired commercial brokers Doug Malone and Leisa Lowry to handle leasing at Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn and Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn.

The brokers, who are with J.P. Weigand & Sons, will work closely with Debbie McNeal, who manages the centers.

With Malone and Lowry focusing on leasing, they say McNeal will be able to concentrate on property management.

“‘Those two properties have really stood the test of time over the years,” Malone says.

Malone, a lifelong Wichitan, says, “I can remember going to the corner of Central and Woodlawn, and that was east Wichita.”

Numerous other centers opened on Rock Road and further east through the years.

“But those locations still have a demand,” Malone says. He says Normandie and Brittany “are always going to have a demand for retail.”

Brittany has a 95 percent occupancy rate. The available spaces there range from 1,200 square feet to 4,000 square feet.

Normandie has a number of spaces for lease.

Malone says prime locations include 22,500 square feet in the former Star Lumber space and 10,778 square feet in the former Gessler’s space.

A potential deal for Wal-Mart to bring one of its Neighborhood Market concepts there fell apart last year.

Malone formerly handled leasing at Normandie in the early 1990s.

“It’s kind of fun to be working on this again.”