Rand Harder

Rand has more than 30 years of national and international experience in large scale planning, design, and architecture of retail centers and mixed-use developments. Rand began his career with Minoru Yamasaki Associates, assisting with schematic designs for the King Fahd International Airport and Hawa Shopping Center in Saudi Arabia. Since then he has taken on ever-increasing responsibility as a design visionary and leader. Rand is a hands-on designer who works closely with clients and is responsible for leading design, mentoring and guiding teams, and overseeing projects from concept through completion.



Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, 1989
Bachelor of Science, Lawrence Technological University, 1987

Professional Qualifications

Licensed Architect, State of Michigan


23240 Chagrin Boulevard
Suite 325
Cleveland, Ohio 44122
Ph: 216.468.1850

Representative Projects

Tanger Outlets – Grand Rapids, Michigan
A 373,000 sf Outlet Shopping center with national tenants H&M, J. Crew Factory, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Under Armour, Old Navy Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bath and Body Works, Vera Bradley and many more.

The Bridges – Carmel, Indiana
A masterplanned mixed-use community for Gershman Brown Crowley, combines commercial , office and residential development including approximately 175,000 square feet of retail and restaurant uses, 510,000 square feet of offices and 300 units of low rise residential use.  

The Shops at Nanuet – Clarkstown, New York
Sitting on 61 acres of land, The Shops at Nanuet is an open-air Main Street re-development consisting of approximately 400,000 sf of new construction, including a new cinema, fitness center, market and two existing anchor’s, Macy’s and Sears.

Easton Town Center Gateway District – Columbus, Ohio
583,000 sf of mixed-use shopping on 54-acres, the new development is the foundation for Easton’s newest Gateway District. Whole Foods and large format retailers Field & Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods and The Container Store among others, are positioned around a central main street-style district anchored by Saks Off-Fifth and REI, and including two levels of office-above-retail providing 40,000 sf of first class office space, and offering restaurants including Pies & Pints, Melt and J. Alexanders.

Dream Island – Baku, Azerbaijan
Master plan and design of the first golf course community in the country with 2,000 residential units and a mixed-use commercial development that includes 1.2 million sf of retail and entertainment, offices, a hotel, a health and fitness spa and an international school.

Nashville Development – Nashville, Tennessee
A mixed-use development that includes 105,500 sf of retail and entertainment, 140,000 SF of offices, 136 units of residential and a 350-key hotel.

Shahdag Lifestyle Business District – Shahdag, Azerbaijan
A mixed-use development that includes 115,000 SF of retail and restaurants, 75 units of apartments, two boutique hotels, a multipurpose building and a plaza that connects to three other hotels.


Xavier East Campus Mixed-Use Development – Cincinnati, Ohio

Oviation Mixed-Use Development – Newport, Kentucky

Taiyuan Shahe Wholesale Market – Taiyuan, China

Trincity Mall – Port of Spain, Trinidad

Riverside Square Mixed-Use Development – Taiyuan, China  

Pepsi Luxury Suite  Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Transfusion – The future of retail competition for ICSC

The Dubai Mall – Dubai, UAE

The Shops at City Square – Salt Lake City, Utah

The Mall at Millenia – Orlando, Florida

The Domain – Austin, Texas

The Shops at Waterside – Naples, Florida

San Fernando Mixed-Use – San Fernando, Trinidad

Tokyo Midtown – Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan