RAPAPORT... Zale Corporation appointed Richard Golden as the retailer's senior vice president of real estate. In this role, Golden will have overall responsibility for the company’s real estate strategy as well as all leasing, design, construction and maintenance of retail and corporate facilities. He will report to Matt Appel, Zale's chief administrative officer.
“We are very pleased to welcome Richard to our senior leadership team,” said Appel. “Richard’s extensive experience in all aspects of retail real estate management will help enable the next phase of Zale’s growth strategy.”
Golden brings more than 20 years of real estate leadership experience to the company and most recently served as director of real estate, development and land acquisition at the H-E-B Grocery Company. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of real estate at DSW Inc. and served in senior real estate leadership roles at Gap Inc. and The Bombay Company Inc.