Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Brixmor Upgrading Wynnewood Village in Oak Cliff, Dallas

The former Chairman and CEO of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed The Rouse Company, a large, national real estate firm, Anthony W. Deering has served as Chairman of private equity firm Exeter Capital, LLC, since 2004. Anthony W. Deering also serves as a Director of Brixmor Property Group. 

Publicly listed Brixmor Property Group is a real estate investment trust and a leading operator and owner of choice open-air shopping centers. The company’s portfolio includes over 500 retail destinations, primarily located in the top 50 metropolitan areas throughout 38 states. The company recently announced its plans to upgrade the expansive 65-acre Wynnewood Village Shopping Center that caters to a large portion of Oak Cliff and southern Dallas. It is located west of Interstate 35. 

The upgrade is expected to cost $30 million and includes the demolition of an old 24,254-square-foot medical building that Brixmor acquired for $1.6 million in early 2017. A new principal area will be a section close to an existing roundabout, and the renovations will include new facade, parking areas, and landscaping. Anchored by Kroger, the shopping center has a secondary anchor in El Rancho supermarket and hosts a variety of local and national tenants.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Brixmor Property Group - Property Acquisition and Development

Now serving as the chairman of Exeter Capital LLC, in Lutherville, Maryland, Anthony W. Deering has been managing businesses for over 40 years. Leveraging this experience, Anthony W. Deering is also a director for the Brixmor Property Group. 

Headquartered in New York City, the Brixmor Property Group is a real estate investment trust company that acquires and manages properties across the country. The Brixmor Group is very specific about the types of properties it purchases and maintains strict requirements when making offers on real estate assets.

For Brixmor to consider a property, it must be located in a densely populated market area and possess the ability to increase in value through redevelopment or expansion. The property must also have a high-volume grocer that anchors the property as well as being in close proximity to other properties owned by Brixmor. Properties must also have either a single retail shop with a minimum of 75,000 square feet or be part of a portfolio of shops of a similar size.

Friday, July 21, 2017

MakerSpaces at Friends School of Baltimore Foster Creativity

The former Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Rouse Company, Anthony W. Deering has served in several executive capacities over the years. A Director at multiple companies, including Brixmor Property Group, Anthony W. Deering also functions as the Chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, and a Trustee of such community institutions as Friends School of Baltimore.

A co-educational college preparatory institution, Friends School has been committed to promoting Quaker values since its establishment in 1784. Toward this end, it maintains a unique curriculum that is supplemented by its MakerSpaces, which were designed in accordance with the maker movement, an international way of thinking that promotes creativity and technological understanding.

The MakerSpaces at Friends School are designed for functionality. Due to their interchangeability, students can use them as a garage, a science lab, an art studio, or a wood shop to create, design, and test new ideas. In doing so, students have the opportunity to respond to their traditional classroom instruction in a creative way and boost their confidence.

Students are given various opportunities within the MakerSpaces based on their age. While Lower School students can use them to research subjects in which they are interested, Middle School students are given the opportunity to sew costumes and create musical instruments and Upper School students can create and prototype ideas for, among other things, small engines.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

From Digital to Damask - A New Baltimore Museum of Art Exhibition

With more than 45 years of business experience, Anthony W. Deering is Chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, where he oversees private investment operations. Active in the community, Anthony W. Deering also holds positions on the board of trustees at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Baltimore Museum of Art comprises 210,000 square feet of exhibition space, with art collections spanning the cultures of the world. In addition to its 95,000 objects on permanent display, the museum organizes a variety of limited-engagement galleries throughout the year. One such exhibition is the upcoming Annet Couwenberg exhibit.

Starting August 16, 2017, and running through February 18, 2018, the Baltimore Museum of Art will host From Digital to Damask, a collection of 11 works by Couwenberg, a Maryland-based artist who recently finished a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Couwenberg will present her latest creations, which include weavings inspired by fish fossils and realized with damask, a Dutch fabric. 

General admission to From Digital to Damask, as well as to the rest of the museum, is free of charge. For more information on the museum, visit

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Under Armour Partnership to Celebrate Girls in Sports

Previously, the Chief Executive Officer of The Rouse Company, Anthony W. Deering, serves as chairman of Exeter Capital based in Lutherville, Maryland. An experienced board executive and director, Anthony W. Deering is also a director of Under Armour, which recently partnered with She Plays We Win to empower the next generation of female sports stars. 

She Plays We Win is a project that seeks to empower young girls in sports by celebrating their individual confidence, passion, and unique athleticism. By using the camera’s lens to capture powerful and inspiring photos of girls in action, the project’s founder, Christian Rose, seeks to build the confidence of other girls to join sports as well as to boost the confidence of young girls already in sports. Celebrating and promoting confidence in young girls today is important as it will play a huge role in shaping who they become tomorrow. 

By partnering with Rose, Under Armour seeks to share the images and stories of the brave young athletes and through it, appreciate the strength and confidence that sports offers young girls across the world. The partnership will see Rose’s photos assimilated into Under Armour’s seasonal shoots and featured across its digital media. Under Armour’s generous support has also led to the launching of limited edition She Plays We Win apparel and accessories that are available at the Under Armour digital store.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Anthony W. Deering currently serves as a Director of Under Armour and Brixmor Property Group. Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Anthony W. Deering brings a vast amount of skill and experience to his role as chairman, member, or trustee on the boards of a number of well-respected financial institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Elected by the shareholders, a company’s Board of Directors is generally the highest decision-making body. The board's primary function is not to oversee day-to-day operations. Rather, the purpose of its oversight is to ensure that standards of accountability are being met. The Board of Directors' primary responsibilities include:

1. Appointing the chief executive officer.

2. Establishing and reviewing strategic plans and objectives.

3. Developing compensation packages in keeping with strategic plans and objectives.

4. Establishing policies and the organizational framework the management operates within.

In its oversight role, the board is a critical factor in keeping a corporation's financial system operating in a sound manner. Effective board members also have a solid understanding of what services the institution offers, and the risks that it faces.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Friends School of Baltimore Models Simplicity and Community

Anthony W. Deering, chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, serves on many boards and organizations as a trustee and valued advisor. Anthony W. Deering supports the Friends School of Baltimore, and once served as a trustee for the institution.

Friends School of Baltimore is a coeducational college preparatory school for children Pre-K to 12th grade. Founded in 1784, Friends School of Baltimore models the ideals of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. Friends School teaches self-awareness, truth, equality, community, simplicity, and peaceful resolution of conflict. 

By setting high standards for each student, Friends strives to develop the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and creative strengths to enable its students to contribute positively to the world. Friends promotes internal self-motivation, a passion for learning, determination, and a strong desire for excellence. The school is best suited for students that thrive in a challenging and enhanced learning environment.

Friends School of Baltimore exemplifies the Quaker beliefs through kindness, respect for diversity, concern for the environment, and student-led support for the victims of social injustice and natural disasters.