NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. Promotes Michael Mendez to Vice President of Operations of NewMark Merrill South

Calabasas, CA. (May 5th, 2023) – NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc., a Calabasas, California-based retail shopping center owner and development company, is pleased to announce it has promoted Michael Mendez to Vice President of Operations of NewMark Merrill’s Southern Region in California, covering San Diego County and surrounding areas. Previously, he served as Regional Property Manager for the same region. 

Mendez joined NewMark Merrill as an assistant property manager in the South Region in 2004 when the company owned and operated five properties in the market. With his assistance, the company has grown its South Region portfolio to 33 properties encompassing 3.3 million square feet and valued at more than $1 billion. 

“We have a great team at NewMark Merrill and Michael is one of our stars,” stated Sandy Sigal, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewMark Merrill Companies. “Since joining our firm over 18 years ago, Michael has continued to contribute in exceptional and creative ways, always exceeding the needs of our merchants and customers. He also has an amazing understanding of how our centers fit into the overall success of the community and fosters the team spirit that has helped our company grow and have success in our mission.” 

“I am blessed to be in a role where I have been able to grow and work so closely with leaders who care so much about each other and the influence our company can have in making our communities better,” said Mendez.  “Given the consistent growth of our portfolio over the past several years, we have an extensive presence throughout the San Diego region, and it’s rewarding to be part of a team where we can be such a positive catalyst to so many merchants and so many neighborhoods.” 

“Michael’s leadership is exceptional, most recently on display in the way he brilliantly led our San Diego team through the extraordinary challenges to our properties and communities during the pandemic,” said John Hickman, Managing Director of NewMark Merrill South. “Our firm is committed to a culture of supporting our employees and merchants to make our communities better, and Michael lives our company’s mission in the way he thoughtfully leads by example, has a command of our vision, and special talents that helps make our company special.” 

About NewMark Merrill Companies 

NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. owns or manages a portfolio of over 95 shopping centers valued at more than $2 billion. Since 1987 President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy Sigal has led the company of shopping centers representing over 2,000 tenants and 12 million square feet in California, Colorado, and Illinois. The Company has founded and invested heavily in BrightStreet Ventures, its technology company, which is working on leading edge solutions for landlords and tenants to succeed in today’s retail environment. For more information, please visit