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Excess Space Retail Services Promotes Veteran Executives to New Positions

LAKE SUCCES, New York – Excess Space Retail Services, Inc. (ESRS), the leading specialist in real estate disposition and lease restructuring for retailers with offices in Lake Success, New York and Huntington Beach, California, has promoted two company executives. Michael J. Burden and Alvin G. Williams will lead the company’s continued growth as principals and will be in charge of new business development.

Michael J. Burden, a seven-year veteran of ESRS, will oversee the growth and management of existing client relationships and new business development, as well as numerous aspects of marketing and advertising in his new position. Burden previously held the positions of executive vice president of business development, and director of lease restructuring at ESRS where he was responsible for implementing the new business model and corporate development of the lease restructuring division. Burden has also been responsible for completing more than 410 transactions for ESRS, generating client savings of more than $135,000,000. Before joining ESRS, Burden held positions with Windemere Development Corp., and Keen Realty Consultants. He received his JD from Hofstra University School of Law, is a member of the New York State Bar, and holds a BS in business administration from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Alvin G. Williams, a nine-year veteran of ESRS, will oversee new business development including all aspects of developing marketing and advertising strategies in his new position. He has also been elected to serve on the ESRS board of directors. Williams previously held the position of executive vice president and senior vice president of sales and marketing and new business development at ESRS. Since joining ESRS in 1996, Williams has been responsible for developing new business with more than 60 national retail companies, and overseeing the development of the company’s branding and marketing initiatives. Before joining ESRS, he was the vice president of marketing for Long Beach, California-based Sanford Group Incorporated.

"We believe these talented executives bring invaluable expertise to our clients and the marketing of our company. Their promotions are examples of our commitment to continuing efforts aimed at enhancing our management team and bringing excellence to the real estate services we provide to our clients,” said ESRS President and CEO, Michael Scott Wiener. "They have the combination of experience and leadership skills to take on their new key roles," he said.

Founded in 1992, Excess Space Retail Services, Inc., has set the industry standard for providing leading national and regional retailers with “Best-In-Class” real estate disposition and lease restructuring services. During the company’s 14-year history, ESRS has successfully disposed of and restructured leases for more than 125 national and regional retailers.

For more information about ESRS, interested parties may contact Al Williams or Michael Burden at 866-594-9800, or reference the company’s website at