Management Profiles

Sandeep Mathrani

CEO, Brookfield Properties Retail Group and Vice Chairman, Brookfield Properties

Sandeep Mathrani is CEO of Brookfield Properties Retail Group and Vice Chairman, Brookfield Properties. For nearly eight years, he served as CEO of GGP Inc. and was part of the group that recapitalized GGP in November 2010.

Prior to joining GGP in 2010, Sandeep was president of retail for Vornado Realty Trust, where he oversaw the U.S. retail real estate. Before that, he spent nearly a decade as executive vice president at Forest City Ratner, responsible for their retail development and leasing in the New York City metropolitan area.

Sandeep serves on the executive board and the board of trustees for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), executive board and current vice chair of NAREIT and on the board of directors of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 

Sandeep holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. 

 

Jared Chupaila

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield Properties Retail Group, Jared Chupaila oversees the company’s day-to-day operations including leasing, business development, asset and property management, marketing and business intelligence & strategy. As the former executive vice president of leasing for GGP Inc., Jared oversaw all leasing activity and new business opportunities for the retail real estate company’s 100+ properties.

Jared has spent nearly two decades at the company. While his focus since 2007 has been on the company’s leasing strategy, working within every sector of the department, his career took off while at the iconic Las Vegas regional shopping center Fashion Show, where he was the general manager for four years. He began his career as a leasing specialist at the Howard Hughes Corporation in Las Vegas. Jared earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University where he also played on the football and lacrosse teams. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.

 

Richard Pesin

Executive Vice President, Anchors, Development and Construction

Richard Pesin oversees Development, Construction, Anchor and Big Box Leasing for Brookfield Properties Retail Group. Richard joined GGP, Inc. in January of 2011 and since then has initiated and continues to execute a retail development pipeline in excess of $2.5 billion. Prior to joining GGP, Richard was executive vice president and director of retail development for Forest City Ratner Companies where he oversaw all aspects of retail development and leasing to bring shopping centers to underserved urban markets. During his 15-year tenure with Forest City, Richard was directly responsible for more than 4.5 million square feet with a cost of more than $1.5 billion of new development. Richard is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

Kevin Berry

Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration

Kevin Berry is executive vice president of finance & administration for Brookfield Properties Retail Group. In this role he is responsible for teams focused on capital markets, jv relationships, investments, accounting, information technology and human resources. Previously, he served as GGP's executive vice president of human resources and communications. Kevin joined GGP in 2011 as vice president of investor relations and in 2016 became the senior vice president of investor and public relations. Previously, Kevin served as vice president for Equity International and as director of financial reporting for Equity Office Properties Trust. He also formerly was a senior auditor for Ernst & Young. Kevin has an MBA from University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Troy Benson

Executive Vice President, Leasing

  

As executive vice president of leasing for Brookfield Properties Retail Group, Troy Benson oversees leasing activity for the company’s portfolio of more than 150 regional shopping centers encompassing over 146 million square feet of retail space. Troy has spent more than 20 years at the company and has held a leadership role in nearly every sector of the leasing department. Early in his tenure, Troy was a vice president of asset management overseeing marketing, leasing and the management teams for 45 regional shopping centers. Troy’s robust real estate career began in Florida where he worked on ground-up development projects. He earned a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Kansas and resides in Chicago with his wife and two children.

 

Stacie L. Herron 

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

As executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Brookfield Properties Retail Group, Stacie is responsible for all of the company’s legal matters and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the legal department. Stacie joined GGP, Inc. in May 2008 as an attorney in the Corporate, Contracts and Securities group, taking over leadership of that team in March 2011, and succeeding to her current role in July 2018. 

Prior to joining GGP, Stacie was an in-house corporate attorney with a NYSE-traded retail company, where she was responsible for corporate, finance and international matters. Before moving in-house, Stacie was a corporate associate at a Chicago law firm, where she focused on general corporate, transactional and securities matters on behalf of public and private companies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

 

Brian McCarthy

Executive Vice President, Asset Management

With more than 30 years of experience, Brian McCarthy serves as executive vice president of asset management at Brookfield Properties Retail Group. He oversees management, operations, tenant coordination and energy/sustainability for the company. Over the last two decades, Brian has held numerous positions in asset management. Brian spent 14 years working at The Rouse Company—starting as a college intern in development. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

 

Tara Marszewski

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Tara Marszewski serves as Chief Financial Officer for Brookfield Properties Retail Group. As CFO, Tara oversees all aspects of the company’s accounting, finance, and taxation functions including financial and operational accounting, SEC reporting and compliance, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, and tax reporting and strategy.

Tara joined Brookfield Properties Retail Group (formerly GGP) in January 2012 and previously served as the Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining our company, Tara worked as a Senior Manager in the real estate audit practice at KPMG, LLP, where she spent 10 years focusing on public and private REITs in addition to equity funds. Tara is a CPA and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois.

 

Annette Prater

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Annette Prater, senior vice president and chief information officer for Brookfield Properties Retail Group has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for the strategy and execution of all technology capabilities across the company and our shopping centers. Prior to this role, Annette spent 18 years at JLL, one of the world’s largest global real estate services firms.  

Annette earned her MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and her Bachelors’ Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. Annette holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, is a Certified ScrumMaster and is a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois. She also is involved in numerous real estate and technology associations.

 

Kathy Rugebregt 

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Kathy Rugebregt serves as senior vice president, human resources, overseeing all aspects of the company’s human resources functions, including talent acquisition, employee relations, learning and development, compensation, benefits and compliance. Responsible for more than 1,900 employees, Kathy is at the forefront of driving the organization’s strong cultural values. During her 14-year tenure with the company, Kathy has held other senior-level human resources roles including HR data management and talent acquisition. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. Kathy lives with her husband and twin daughters in the suburbs of Chicago.

 

Michelle Snyder

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Michelle Snyder, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Brookfield Properties Retail Group is responsible for driving brand awareness for the company’s more than 160 retail assets to a variety of key audiences, including tenant partners and consumers. She oversees a team of more than 70 employees, focusing on everything from creative design to public relations, consumer and tenant marketing and more. Michelle started at the company in 2014 as the head of consumer insights, a role she previously held at MARS Wrigley Confectionery. Michelle is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has an MBA in International Marketing from Thunderbird International School of Management.