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Hammer of Thor: A Conversation With Thor Equities’ Melissa Gliatta


Commercial Observer sat down with Thor Equities’ Melissa Gliatta to discuss Thor’s grand strategy for retail, the company’s work in Mexico, and why more women are making their names in real estate.

0:17 – How Melissa Gliatta ended up at Thor.
1:11 – Gliatta’s opinion on what’s happening in retail right now.
2:42 – What about Fifth Avenue retail, specifically?
3:26 – Who’s idea was the Godiva Cafe?
4:10 – A little about Thor’s global strategy.
5:23 – Why Thor loves Mexico and whether or not Thor keeps a close eye on U.S.-Mexico relations.
6:10 – Why Gliatta thinks real estate is such a male-dominated industry.
6:54 – What New York’s role is in Thor’s vision today.


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