Woodland Hills, CA (June 15, 2022) – Newmark Merrill Companies, Inc., a Woodland Hills, California-based retail shopping center owner and developer, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Greg Giacopuzzi to Vice President of Leasing & Development. Based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Woodland Hills, CA, Giacopuzzi will oversee leasing across the existing NewMark Merrill portfolio including supervising a team of in-house leasing professionals. In addition, the role includes pursuing business development and acquisitions opportunities with a focus on ground up development and redevelopment of existing shopping centers.
“Greg has continually delivered exceptional results and growth throughout his time with our firm,” commented Sandy Sigal, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewMark Merrill Companies. “I have had the pleasure to watch Greg become a true asset not only for our firm but to the property teams and merchants he assists.”
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, Ross, Five Below, In-N-Out, ULTA, Raising Cane’s, Petco, Taco Bell, Sprouts and Auto Zone, among others, and has executed over 800 career lease transactions.
“The market has continued to innovate as we re-opened from the COVID closures, with retailers, restaurants, and service users finding new ways of engaging customers,” said Giacopuzzi. “Finding the best tenants to attract customers and improve the experience in our centers becomes more critical with every new challenge our industry faces.”
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, formerly the International Council of Shopping Centers (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 NewMarkMerrill.com/careers.
About NewMark Merrill Companies
NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. owns and/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 11 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 NewMarkMerrill.com.