Richard D. Filler

President & Chief Operating Officer

As President and COO for Harlem Irving Companies, Inc., Richard “Rick” Filler oversees the entire development process. His responsibilities include land purchase, entitlements, negotiations of anchor tenant leases, financing, and construction. Rick draws on a broad range of expertise to ensure each project’s success.


Rick’s solid real estate background came from his involvement in wide-ranging aspects of development, which includes office space, enclosed retail centers, strip shopping centers, and high-end residential developments.

Over the past 24 years at Harlem Irving, Rick has been instrumental in developing over 3 million square feet of retail space. His portfolio includes Northlake Commons, Twin Ponds Marketplace, Deerfield Depot, Washington Square, Willowbrook Town Center, The Emerald, as well as projects throughout the Midwest that include over 1,000 residential condominiums and for-sale houses. Additionally, his strong technical background in construction and management assisted him in securing more than $200 million in public financing.

Rick spearheaded the development of 25 Home Depots and developed/leased more than 8 million square feet of retail, office, and mixed-use space. He is currently involved in exciting projects in Minnesota that include over 850 multi-family residential units. A highly regarded leader and expert in the retail real estate industry, Rick is often invited to serve as a conference speaker on development.

Education & Accreditation

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Montana State University – Bozeman.


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