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About GGP

GGP Management

 

SANDEEP MATHRANI
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to GGP, Mr. Mathrani was president of retail for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the largest REITs in the country, with a total capitalization of more than $31 billion. At Vornado, Mr. Mathrani oversaw U.S. retail real estate and its India operations. Prior to Vornado, he spent eight years with Forest City Ratner, where he was executive vice president, responsible for their retail development and leasing in the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Mathrani is a real estate industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience and holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

MICHAEL BERMAN
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Berman joined GGP in December of 2011. He brings more than 25 years of combined experience in the real estate and financial industries. Prior to his role as CFO of GGP, Mr. Berman served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Equity LifeStyle Properties. During 2003, Mr. Berman was an associate professor at the New York University Real Estate Institute. He was a managing director in the investment banking department at Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Berman holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business; a J.D. from Boston University School of Law; and a bachelor's degree from Binghamton University in New York. Mr. Berman is a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Advisory Board and a board member and chairman of the Audit Committee for Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

 

SHOBI KHAN
Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Mr. Khan’s oversight includes asset management, investments, joint-venture partnerships, corporate communications and day-to-day operations. Prior to GGP, Mr. Khan served as U.S. chief investment officer at Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors, where he held direct responsibility for U.S. investment activity and served on the company’s management group and investment committees. Prior to Bentall Kennedy, Mr. Khan was senior vice president of investments at Equity Office Properties Trust. During his 11 years at EOP, he led the underwriting of $16 billion in office REIT mergers and was involved with EOP’s $39 billion sale to Blackstone in 2007. Prior to joining EOP in 1996, Mr. Khan served with Katz Hollis, Inc. in Los Angeles, where he completed more than $5 billion in tax allocation bond transactions and public/private-financing assignments throughout the United States. Before joining Katz Hollis, he was with Arthur Andersen in San Francisco, where he was responsible for various real estate consulting engagements. Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

 

ALAN BAROCAS
Senior Executive Vice President, Mall Leasing

Mr. Barocas oversees mall leasing, business development, marketing, strategy and research disciplines at GGP. Prior to joining GGP, Mr. Barocas was the principal of Alan J. Barocas and Associates, a retail real estate consulting group he founded in May of 2006, specializing in assisting retailers, developers and investment groups with growth and investment strategies. His client list included Under Armour, Calvin Klein, Fossil, New York & Company, Vornado Realty Trust, Advent International and Abbell Financial Investments. Prior to May of 2006, Mr. Barocas spent 25 years with Gap Inc., where he was instrumental in leading its three divisions (Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy) in developing and executing their real estate growth strategies. In January of 2007, Mr. Barocas was named to the board of directors of Stage Stores Inc., Houston, Texas. Mr. Barocas is a past trustee of ICSC and a graduate of University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

 

MARVIN LEVINE
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Levine serves as chief legal counsel for GGP. In more than 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Levine has handled numerous sales and acquisitions of community shopping centers, big box power centers, regional malls, office buildings and mixed use properties. Mr. Levine has considerable experience with development projects from the initial public approval process through construction, leasing and ultimate permanent financing. Certain of his transactions have had values in excess of $500 million with the average transaction in the $5 million to $50 million range. He also was lead counsel in the initial public offering of a private developer into an entity now publicly traded on the NYSE. Most recently, Mr. Levine was heavily involved in the structuring of complicated participation multiple party ventures to maximize value while making sure all potential tax related advantages were integrated into the final structure. Representative clients have included Acadia Realty Trust, Vornado Realty Trust and Thor Equities. His professional affiliations include the International Council of Shopping Centers and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Levine earned a J.D. from New York University and a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and is admitted to the Bar in New York, California, Pennsylvania and Nebraska.

 

BRIAN MCCARTHY
Executive Vice President, Asset Management

Brian McCarthy is executive vice president of asset management for General Growth Properties, Inc. He oversees the management, operations, tenant coordination and ordinary capital deployment within GGP’s portfolio. Mr. McCarthy’s real estate career began in 1983 with The Rouse Company as a college intern in development. After graduation, McCarthy held multiple field positions in marketing and specialty leasing. In 1997 Brian arrived at GGP as a portfolio analyst. Over the last 17 years he has held numerous positions in asset management for GGP, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Asset Management for the East region. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. McCarthy is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and holds three professional licenses from this institution (CRX, CMD, CSM).

 

RICHARD PESIN
Executive Vice President, Anchors, Development and Construction

Mr. Pesin manages GGP's development, construction and big box leasing efforts. Prior to GGP, Mr. Pesin was executive vice president and director of Retail Development for Forest City Ratner Companies where he oversaw all aspects of retail development and leasing. With more than 25 years of experience in retail site acquisition, development and leasing, Mr. Pesin led the company’s program to bring innovative shopping centers to underserved urban markets. During his 15 year tenure with Forest City, Mr. Pesin was directly responsible for more than 4.5 million square feet with a cost of more than $1.5 billion of new development. In his executive role, he remained closely involved with the ongoing operation and leasing of the company’s retail portfolio. Mr. Pesin is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Economics and Political Science.

 

SCOTT MOREY
Executive Vice President

 style= Mr. Morey brings more than 25 years of real estate operating experience. At General Growth Properties he is responsible for customer experience, marketing and technical infrastructure. Mr. Morey was previously managing director for Alvarez & Marsal, leading their European real estate advisory restructuring practice. While at Alvarez & Marsal he directly advised on €7 billion worth of real estate positions across 12 countries throughout Europe. Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Morey served as chief operating officer of CityScape, a private Nigerian-based real estate development company focusing on large mixed-use projects in West Africa in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Morey has held similar real estate and operating positions including senior vice president and chief information officer at Equity Office Properties where he was instrumental in the integration of the company’s various acquisitions and streamlining its underlying operating model. He is also a former partner with Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal where he was instrumental in advising other REITs, developers, investors and retailers on how to improve their underlying performance. In 1988, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego.