Mr. Kerstein joined Cedar Realty Trust in March 2017 as Vice President of Development Leasing. Lars is actively engaged in the company’s leasing efforts for redevelopment projects, primarily in dense urban markets along the Acela corridor. Prior to joining Cedar, Lars was vice president, brokerage at Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. While at Metro, Lars spearheaded leasing efforts on behalf of many of Philadelphia’s premier landlords, successfully leasing some of the city’s iconic retail projects. Separately, Lars provided tenant representation services to a several of national retailers including Target, PetSmart, Ruth’s Chris, Fox Restaurant Concepts and Regis Corp. throughout the Philadelphia region. Lars is an active member of ICSC, The Rittenhouse Row Association and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square. Lars graduated with a B.A. in English from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.