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Former Walden Galleria manager takes over at Boulevard Mall

John Ecklund has taken the helm at Boulevard Mall on behalf of Zamias Services.

Ecklund was an employee of Pyramid Management Group, where he served as general manager of Walden Galleria until 2013. Most recently, he was a property manager for Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Before beginning his career in property management, Ecklund worked in law enforcement.

Zamias Services, a large, privately held retail real estate company based in Pennsylvania, performs third party leasing and management. Boulevard Mall has lost more than $100 million in appraised value over the past 10 years. Its former owner, Forest City Realty Trust, defaulted on a loan last year that the mall served as collateral for. In December, Forest City walked away, handing over ownership to its lender, LNR Partners.

Brian Calvert, the longtime general manager at Boulevard Mall under Forest City, is now listed as managing partner of health and life insurance sales company HST of Western New York, according to his LinkedIn profile. Calvert could not immediately be reached to comment.

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