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NewMark Merrill Companies Promotes Greg Giacopuzzi to Director of Leasing & Development 

Woodland Hills, CA (July 21, 2021) – Newmark Merrill Companies, Inc., a Woodland Hills, California-based retail shopping center owner, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Greg Giacopuzzi to Director of Leasing & Development. Based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Woodland Hills, CA, Greg will be responsible for the leasing of existing shopping centers across the portfolio including new developments as well as the identification of development and acquisition opportunities in Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. 

Giacopuzzi started with NewMark Merrill over 10 years ago and was responsible for the leasing of Rialto Marketplace, a new, ground up development in Rialto, California, as well as the leasing for over 30 shopping centers across the portfolio. He has negotiated new leases with over 100 national companies including ALDI, Five Below, ULTA, Raising Cane’s, Petco, Taco Bell, Sprouts and Auto Zone and has executed over 700 career lease transactions, including 55 new leases signed since the beginning of the pandemic. 

“Greg has been an incredibly talented and valued member of our NewMark Merrill family since the day he started,” commented Sandy Sigal, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewMark Merrill Companies. “I have had the pleasure to watch Greg learn and grow and thrive over the years and I am thrilled to see the person he has become, a true asset to our company as evidenced by the work he does for every property and merchant he assists.” 

Before joining NewMark Merrill, Giacopuzzi received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is an active member of Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) and the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE). 

NewMark Merrill Companies continues to hire for multiple positions currently open across the portfolio. If you are interested in learning more about joining our team, please visit 

About NewMark Merrill Companies 

NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. owns or manages a portfolio of over 85 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 1,800 tenants and 10 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