Evolving Real Estate for the Next Generation

Establishing mixed-use and community-centric places that enrich lives and create value

Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) is one of the nation’s premier retail operating groups of retail-led properties, with more than $3 billion in assets under management in the United States.

Based in Southern California, PRCP provides end-to-end sourcing, assessment, underwriting, valuing, development, marketing and asset management of consumer real estate with a proven track record of repositioning retail properties. PRCP strategically manages over 20 million+ square feet of regional, open-air lifestyle and mixed-use centers.

Adept in crafting a compelling vision for the future of a specific asset through master planning and adaptive re-use, PRCP is skillful in amending REA’s and thorough when negotiating with anchors to unlock the value of the underlying dirt. The Executive team has over 150+ years of collective real estate expertise in leasing, marketing, operations, design, development, investment, and finance.

With a keen focus on enhancing the value and quality of its growing portfolio, PRCP is dedicated to creating a unique, strategic vision for each property and exceeding the highest expectations of investors, retailers, and consumers.

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We empower our entrepreneurial and diverse teams to foster a forward-thinking environment.


We are results-driven pioneers who deliver impact through focused leadership and thoughtful execution to GSD*.

*Get Shit Done


We are stakeholders in our communities, dedicated to the needs of the markets we serve.


We leverage our relationships and experience to drive creative solutions that evolve each asset with a long-term vision.


We encourage transparent, timely, inclusive, and collaborative communication across disciplines to drive decision making.


Steve Plenge is responsible for the strategic direction of Pacific Retail Capital Partners and oversees the firm’s strategies, acquisition activities, capital sourcing efforts, and development programs nationwide. With over 30 years of national real estate experience, he has been involved in the sourcing and acquisition of more than $6 billion of retail properties. Prior to forming PRCP, Steve handled these same responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Somera Capital Management and Senior Vice President of Madison Marquette, a national retail investment and property management firm. He also served as Senior Vice President/Managing Director at Federal Realty Investment Trust, a public REIT, where he opened the West Coast office and managed its acquisition activities in the Western United States. Steve is a graduate of Cornell University and an occasional guest speaker for the Cornell Real Estate School. He is a council member of the Urban Land Institute as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Steve Plenge

Chief Executive Officer
Donna brings more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership, real estate development, property management and asset management of high-profile commercial office, retail and mixed-use projects to Pacific Retail. In her role, she will be guiding the strategic growth of the company, supervising the company’s daily business operations and leading key initiatives. Previously, Donna was the Chief Operating Officer for Continuum Partners based in Denver, CO. There she was involved in overall business operations and strategic oversight of their Block A, 9th & Colorado and Market Station development projects. While in Colorado, she served on the Civic Ventures Board for the Downtown Denver Partnership, as well as the Upper Downtown Task Force, 16th Street Mall, Development Council and the Urban Exploration Steering Committee. Prior to joining Continuum, Donna served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Pacific Retail and oversaw the KKR-owned portfolio of shopping centers in New York and Illinois. She was responsible for over $100 million of capital improvements and new tenant development initiatives and worked with municipalities to create entitlement opportunities for new dynamic walkable-livable environments. Donna’s previous experience includes development roles for Meadowlands Xanadu, a 2M square foot retail, restaurant and entertainment mixed-use project developed as a Public/Private and for Tishman Speyer Properties, where she oversaw over $100M of public space, retail, common areas and tenant improvements related to the redevelopment of Rockefeller Center. Donna resides in Denver with her husband, Tim. She has two college-aged sons, Andrew and Christian. She enjoys outdoor adventures including hiking, skiing, rafting and biking and loves to explore new cultures, art, dining and music through her travels throughout the United States and internationally.

Donna Blair

Chief Operating Officer
Gary Karl joined Pacific Retail Capital Partners in 2008 bringing over 25 years of experience in shopping center asset management and operations. He oversees the Pacific Retail property asset management and center operations, including leasing activity and property management. Prior to joining PRCP, Gary served as Executive Vice President at Madison Marquette where he reorganized and stabilized the asset management and leasing structure in the western division during a period of strategic change. He also served as Executive Vice President of Shopping Center Management for Westfield Group between 1996 and 2006 where he was responsible for the performance of approximately 70 regional shopping centers, including NOI growth, annual budgeting, long-term forecasting, financial reporting, accounts receivable, capital expenditure programs, marketing, and new income programs. Gary graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Gary Karl

As Chief Financial Officer, Oscar Parra is responsible for all of Pacific Retail Capital Partners’ strategic financial and accounting matters, including external partner relations and internal reporting. Oscar also contributes significantly in the property management and asset management of the company’s real estate portfolio. He brings over 23 years of accounting and finance experience in real estate operations, has held key roles at American Golf/National Golf Properties, Trammell Crow Company, and Westfield Group, and serves in senior roles at private ventures including Vintage Capital Group and Faris Lee InvestmentsOscar earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Devry. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Oscar Parra

Chief Financial Officer
Annmarie is responsible for the creative direction of Pacific Retail Capital Partners and oversees the firm’s design strategies, master planning and concept design nationwide. Annmarie has devoted more than 25 years of professional experience to the leadership of large scale, mixed-use projects. Her extensive portfolio ranges from community master plans, retail centers, to mixed-use developments. Prior to joining PRCP, Annmarie handled these same responsibilities at Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 50 locations and more than 6,000 professionals, as a Principal and leader of Gensler’s Mixed Use & Retail Centers practice. Annmarie is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is a Member of the Urban Land Institute, ICSC, AIA, NCIDQ, and IIDA

Annmarie Plenge

Executive Vice President of Design
Jonathan oversees development initiatives for Pacific Retail, working directly with big box tenants and leasing agents in the redevelopment of each asset. He has a proven track record of driving results and improving the NOI within the portfolio through development initiatives. Before joining PRCP, Jonathan was the Director of Retail Asset Management at DRA Advisors, an investment advisor group, where he managed the retail portfolio across the United States. Prior to that, he worked at Charles Dunn in Los Angeles and at Bear Stearns, in private client services. Jonathan has experience with a range of asset classes including retail, office, multi-family, and industrial, working on day-to-day asset management, development, leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions. Jonathan is a graduate of California State University Northridge, where he studied Finance and Real Estate and is a member of ICSC.

Jonathan Rood

Executive Vice President of Development
Thomas brings over 24 years of acquisition, finance, strategy, and business development experience, initially in the entertainment industry, but for the past nineteen years in commercial real estate. He oversees Pacific Retail’s sourcing, underwriting, and due diligence efforts for property acquisitions, dispositions, and financing activities as well as performing various asset management duties. Prior to joining PRCP, Thomas worked at Westfield Group helping to evaluate the viability of Westfield’s $5 billion redevelopment pipeline and regional center acquisitions and dispositions throughout North America. He previously worked in Newmark Knight Frank’s Capital Group where he helped to establish their investment and real estate advisory capabilities in multiple offices throughout Southern California. He also held positions at Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures where he evaluated global cable, satellite, and terrestrial channel investment, divestiture, and monetization opportunities ranging from $10 million to $2.5 billion. Thomas earned his MBA from Kellogg’s Graduate School of Management where he graduated with honors in Finance, Marketing, and International Business and he earned his BA from Northwestern University where he graduated with honors in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics. He is an avid sports and fitness enthusiast as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and a former Executive Committee member for Pier Del Sol, an annual Special Olympics fund-raiser.

Thomas Pasquesi

Executive Vice President of Investments

Najla Kayyem is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners where she oversees comprehensive branding, strategic communications, repositioning, public relations, and digital marketing activities for the firm’s expanding portfolio of properties. Prior to joining PRCP, Najla was CEO for SICFIT where she drove the strategic expansion of their national lifestyle fitness brand. She has two decades of experience as a commercial real estate marketing executive, working for firms such as Related Companies, Caruso, Westfield Group, and RED Development. In these roles, Najla successfully launched and marketed some of the largest mixed-use developments and landmark projects in the nation, most notably: Westfield Century City, The Grove, Westfield San Francisco Centre, and CityNorth in Phoenix, Arizona.

Najla earned her BA in Communication from San Diego State University. She is a member of Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and sits on the Nexus thought leadership planning committee. She also supports various non-profit organizations such as Arizona Baseball Charities, Star Center Foundation, and the Playworks Arizona Foundation.

Najla Kayyem

Executive Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Cassella has more than 32 years of experience in the retail shopping center industry. Prior to joining Pacific Retail Capital Partners and forming Clifton Realty Management, he served as a limited partner with PA Associates, a joint venture with Acadia Realty Trust where he was responsible for all development and leasing activities for a retail portfolio located in the Greater New York City Metro area. Additionally, while at Acadia he worked closely with the acquisition team in spearheading Acadia’s expansion into the Chicago, Miami, Washington and Boston markets. From 2006 to 2008, Steve was Senior Vice President of Mall Retail for Vornado Realty Trust where his responsibilities included Leasing, Marketing, Specialty Leasing, Tenant Coordination and Lease Administration. Prior to Vornado, he was Senior Vice President for Project Leasing for Westfield Corporation, Inc., where he directed the redevelopment and leasing activities for over $1.3 Billion and 1.5 Million square feet of small shop space for the East Coast and Midwest. Steve’s Regional Mall career began with the Richard E. Jacobs Group and first entered the Industry with the Mugar Group in Boston, MA a well-respected Strip Center Developer in the Greater Boston area. Mr. Cassella received his bachelor’s degree from Babson College. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Steve Cassella

Executive Vice President of Leasing
Ben oversees the finance, accounting and reporting functions for the portfolio and for the corporate and investors aspects. Prior to joining PRCP, Ben oversaw the Finance and Accounting department at the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools. There, he was a member of the investment committee that acquired, financed, built, and constructed numerous properties throughout Los Angeles. Prior to this, he was a practitioner in public accounting for several years and has experience leading audits and reviews of privately held companies, publicly traded companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Ben obtained his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Southern California. He is also an active Certified Public Accountant licensed in California and maintains the experience requirement to perform the full range of accounting and consultation services.

Ben Wang

Executive Vice President, Finance
Cynthia oversees all local leasing as well as in-center advertising, sponsorships, brand activations, and displays across the portfolio. Prior to joining PRCP, Cynthia oversaw the formation of business development for the newly formed Rouse Company. There, she excelled at driving income in secondary markets and increased the company’s bottom line by 33% through organic growth of the program. Cynthia has held management positions at Westfield Group, Lincoln Property, and AMLI Residential and established a track record of achievements based on her ability to deliver business development solutions that drive brand awareness and sales conversions for an array of clients. Cynthia is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. She was on the Board of Directors for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2008–2010 and Presence Health Care from 2011–2014. She is currently Co-Chair for Ancillary Retail.

Cynthia Czech

Executive Vice President of Local Leasing & Business Development
With over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate management, Michael oversees national portfolio management for Pacific Retail. He is responsible for the overall success of individual property operations within the PRCP portfolio, including strategic business planning, financial analysis, capital planning, asset management, budgeting, and employee leadership. Michael led the operational transition of thirteen Pacific Retail acquisitions and dispositions over nine months. Prior to joining Pacific Retail in 2015, Michael served in numerous management roles for Caruso and JLL, where he was responsible for managing some of the nation’s most premiere open-air projects, including the 2012 expansion of The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. Michael is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is also a licensed Real Estate broker in the state of California. He resides in Redondo Beach, California with his wife and daughter.

Michael Morgan

Executive Vice President, Asset Management


Ms. Czeisler currently serves as the Vice President, Development for Pacific Retail Capital Partners. She has more than 14 years’ experience in strategic planning and entitlements of real estate in New York City, underwriting and evaluating potential development sites, and managing development projects from design through lease-up/sales. Projects have included development of affordable housing in Manhattan, the City of New York's real estate portfolio, a luxury condominium construction project on 5th Avenue, and a 22-acre urban renewal site in Brooklyn consisting of 6,500 residential units and nearly 1million SF of retail, office space, and community facilities. Areas of expertise include in building complex DCF financial models that utilize inventive financial structures including financial structuring of tax credits, JV equity, tax exempt bonds, mezz debt, and other forms of senior and preferred debt, as well as identifying and executing due diligence and feasibility analysis on vacant parcels or value-add opportunities for public-private partnerships. Asset classes are diverse, and include multi-family, mixed use, Class A office space, industrial warehouse development, suburban retail, and office parks, among others. Ms. Czeisler studied Real Estate Development at Columbia University in New York.

Lemore Czeisler

Vice President of Development
David is part of PRCP’s Investments team bringing 8 years of experience in acquisitions, asset management and strategy to the company. Prior to joining PRCP, David worked at Irvine Company evaluating investment feasibility and strategy for a large pipeline of new developments, redevelopments and acquisitions of office, industrial and self-storage projects. David previously held roles in asset management at Brixmor Property Group, managing a portfolio of a primarily grocery anchored shopping centers, and at Castellan Real Estate Partners, where he was part of the investments team focused on acquisitions, asset management and investor relations for a portfolio of multi-family assets and bridge loans. David obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Tampa where he studied Entrepreneurship.

David Dinitto

Vice President of Investments
Ryan has more than 15 years of architecture experience, including leading design and directing project teams for various projects including mixed-use, master planning, multi-family, commercial office, and retail centers. His extensive experience in multiple building typologies and his distinct ability for deep analytical and critical thinking allow him to bring a fresh and highly thoughtful perspective to the design process. Prior to joining PRCP, Ryan was the lead designer at Gensler in mixed-use, multi-family, and retail center sectors. Before that, he worked at Westfield as a project designer and was involved in many significant award-winning projects. Ryan holds a Master of Architecture, from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Ryan Min

Vice President of Design
Ian oversees extensive design and planning experience in commercial, retail, multi-family residential, and mixed-use projects that accommodate multiple uses and incorporate thriving civic spaces in the United States. Prior to joining PRCP, as a designer in Gensler’s Los Angeles Office, Ian has been involved in the design of a wide range of mixed-use, retail, and office projects that have helped redefine and enhance urban environments. With a focus on integrating architecture, urban design, and sustainable strategies, he approaches each project as a singular opportunity to explore ideas of physical and social context, spatial experience, and a sense of place are clearly expressed. He is highly skilled at developing entire projects with thoroughly integrated design and plans. Ian previously held designer at SOM, and CallisonRTKL previously. Ian holds a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City.

Ian Kim

Vice President of Design
Kevin Brown oversees asset management for the Central region of Pacific Retail Capital Partners. He brings 11 years of asset management and property management experience in retail, multi-family, and self-storage asset types. Prior to joining PRCP, Kevin worked in asset management for Newcastle Investors, Hubbard Street Group, and Realty Income. Kevin graduated from Indiana University and after spending time in Washington D.C. and San Diego, now resides in Chicago with his wife and are expecting their first baby late summer.

Kevin Brown

Vice President, Asset Management
Michael Jorgenson oversees portfolio management for the western region of Pacific Retail Capital Partners. He focuses on working with the property teams to manage day to day operations, and to meet and exceed the financial goals of the portfolio. Michael has worked in the shopping center industry for about 20 years, mostly in the western United States. He has been a part of several shopping center redevelopment teams, and enjoys the collaborative process of finding each shopping center’s niche in the community, and working towards strengthening each asset through leasing, redevelopment, marketing, and operations. Michael studied at the University of Utah, and earned a B.S. in Finance, and an MBA with an emphasis in Financial Accounting. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and earned their CSM designation in 2005.

Mike Jorgenson

Regional Vice President Asset Management, West
Matt Ehrie oversees portfolio management for the Eastern Region of Pacific Retail Capital Partners. Matt has over thirty years’ experience in property and asset management experience in retail, mixed-use and shopping center environments. Prior to joining Pacific Retail, Matt served in numerous management roles with Synergy, Federal Realty Investment Trust and Unibail-Rodamco - Westfield where he was responsible for managing some of the most iconic mixed-use and shopping center properties including Assembly Row, Garden State Plaza and Valley Fair. Matt is a graduate of Centre College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He resides in the Boston, MA area with his wife and daughter.

Matt Ehrie

Regional Vice President, Asset Management, East
Rocky McMurtray brings over 20 years of leasing experience in all types of retail real estate to his role as Regional Vice President of Leasing at Pacific Retail. Most recently, Rocky spent 15 years at Simon Property Group. Beginning his career at SPG by leasing the Town Center at Boca Raton and ascending to lead a team of leasing professionals. With assets in 7 different states and an annual NOI of over $300MM annually. Prior to his time with Simon, he worked at CenterCal Properties, with centers in multiple states, to include ground up development projects. Before CenterCal, Rocky was responsible for the leasing of regional malls in Northern California for Westfield. His career began with Federal Realty on the development leasing of Santana Row in San Jose, California. Rocky has leased a variety of property types, to include power centers, mixed use, enclosed regional malls, outlet centers, existing assets, development assets, pad sites, and mixed-use projects. He is a proud member of ICSC and has been for more than 20 years. Rocky holds a degree in Political Science from James Madison University and currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his lovely wife and 3 children.

Rocky McMurtray

Regional Vice President of Leasing
With over 20 years of commercial real estate, retail, shopping center and mixed-use experience, Maggie has vast industry knowledge and expertise across multiple disciplines, which is imperative in her new role as National Accounts Manager. She began her Shopping Center Career in 1997 working retail at Yorktown Center eventually moving into the mall management side in the Marketing world, and after five years took on a new endeavor by managing the Specialty Leasing program. Over the course of her leasing tenure, she transitioned through three property owners and took what once was a $500,000 Specialty Leasing program to well over $2 million program. Now, she manages the PRCP portfolio of national accounts overseeing and contributing Local Leasing and Business Development revenue across the country. Her grit and relationship building skills have helped hundreds of Small Business owners make their dreams a reality. Maggie graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree. She has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 2002. Maggie received her IL Real Estate License in 2007. In 2013 transitioned to a Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker. In her personal time, she enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and all that the Chicago summer has to offer.

Maggie Pawelek

National Accounts Manager
Marissa works directly with the field marketing teams to enhance asset value while supporting and implementing strategic marketing initiatives across the portfolio. With over eight years of experience as a real estate marketing professional and three years with residential property management, she has successfully curated award-nominated, top-of-the-line programming with a focus on generating value for investors, retailers, and consumers. Marissa is a graduate of The College at Brockport State University of New York where she earned her BS in Business Marketing. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and an annual participant in the Cycle for Survival, supporting pioneering rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Marissa McCarren

Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region
Marina brings five years of commercial real estate marketing experience and five years of fund development experience in the nonprofit sector to Pacific Retail. She oversees day-to-day marketing programs for PRCP properties west of Utah. Leveraging community, culture and commerce, Marina successfully launched first-to-market award winning programming at Pacific Retail Capital Partners’ properties and is the recipient of several ICSC MAXI Awards. Marina is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she earned her BS in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. She is a board member of YMCA LA and sits on fundraiser planning committees for Beverly Hospital and Soroptimist International. Born and raised in Hawaii, Marina spends her free time doting on her nephews and nieces.

Marina Satoafaiga

Assistant Vice President of Marketing,
Western Region
Erin brings 20 years of marketing experience to Pacific Retail. She oversees high level strategic marketing and asset management for the central region properties, while actively supporting and developing onsite teams with the goal of exceeding ownership expectations. Prior to joining PRCP, she worked for Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macerich, across multiple departments including market research for consumer product goods, retail and commercial real estate for shopping center and mixed-use properties. Skilled in strategy, branding, public relations, business development, and special events, Erin has earned three ICSC MAXI industry awards. Erin is a graduate of Bradley University where she earned a BS in Marketing with a minor in psychology and a focus on market research. She was a board member of Fashion Group International’s Chicago Chapter for four years as well as a member of the Choose Chicago Ambassador Program for the city of Chicago’s convention and visitor’s bureau. Outside of her three kids and husband, Erin’s two favorite things are food and fashion, so a natural fit in the industry.

Erin Falbo

Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Central Region
Jonathan Lim brings 8 years of accounting experience to PRCP and oversees Corporate Accounting. Prior to Joining PRCP, Jonathan was a Financial Analyst for one of the largest charter school groups in the country. After working with non-profits he became a Property Accountant and Special Projects accountant for Omninet Capital and Centercal Properties before joining PRCP. Jonathan brings with him a strong understanding of commercial real estate accounting and portfolio management. Jonathan is a graduate of California State University Fullerton.

Jonathan Lim

Corporate Accounting Manager

Mr. Cutting brings over 30 years of experience in retail leasing and deal making, having worked for McDonalds, Toys R Us and for over 20 years with Simon Property Group as a Vice President. In addition to the restaurant and Big Box deals while at SPG, Tim completed over 3,200 individual transactions totaling close to 10.4 million Sq Ft and generating over $850 million in Gross Rents. The properties Tim has leased encompass every major market in the U.S. from Seattle to Orlando. Tim has also been involved leasing troubled assets for lenders and servicers in Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, Utah and Nevada.   His relationships with tenants, brokers and consultants include those in National, Regional and local markets.  Many years ago, Tim was part of the original leasing team that developed Woodbury Commons, Desert Hills and Orlando Premium Outlets. Tim has been a member of ICSC for over 25 years.

Tim holds a degree from Washington and Lee University in Va where he majored in Political Science and minored in Business. Tim grew up and has lived in the NY Metropolitan area his entire career and currently resides in Basking Ridge NJ with his wife and 2 children.  Tim is and has been very active with Youth Sports in his community, coaching and running the Lacrosse program, among others.

Tim Cutting

Senior Leasing Director
Rebecca oversees and provides training, support and resources to the accounting teams in the western region. Rebecca began her tenure at PRCP as the Accounting Assistant at The Shops at South Town in 2014. She moved to the role of Property Accountant in 2018, before being promoted to her current position. Prior to PRCP, she spent over fifteen years working with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Last of which was as an International Accounting Assistant supporting six International Accountants at Melaleuca, Idaho Falls, ID. Rebecca currently resides in Helper, Utah with her husband Robert and dog Chewy. She has six children (three hers, three his) and six grandchildren (all his). In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, camping and photography.

Rebecca McKendrick

Accounting Manager, West Coast Region
Steven oversees the Central Regional accounting department. Prior to joining PRCP, Steven worked at Howard Hughes and Brookfield Properties where he worked on various portfolios throughout the country.

Steven Stanek

Accounting Manager, Central Region

An Accounting Manager with a proven track record of success in the finance and accounting realm. Jimmy thrives in dynamic environments, adeptly leading teams and streamlining processes across a spectrum of accounting and operational functions.

Prior to his role at Pacific Realty Capital Partners, Jimmy served as an Accounting Manager for a prominent real estate investment and management firm, where he oversaw a team of 12. He meticulously reviewed monthly and quarterly financials to ensure adherence to compliance standards and accuracy, collaborating closely with the Director of Accounting and Controllership to manage the intricate accounting operations for a sizable portfolio.

In his previous role as Senior Revenue Accountant at a global commercial real estate services company, Jimmy played a pivotal role in maintaining compliance with revenue accounting policies and procedures. He conducted rigorous month-end reviews of revenue streams and drove enhancements to processes and systems in alignment with evolving GAAP standards.

Jimmy Carrera

Accounting Manager,
East Coast Region
Damon oversees, MRI, AvidXchange and the various financial models used by the portfolio. As a member of the accounting operation team, he plays an important role in creating and training the property accounting teams in the PRCP Accounting policy and procedures. Prior to joining PRCP, Damon was the Director of Accounting at Universal Music where I managed the joint venture and distribution deals for Artist such as Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys and Korn. I also played a major role during the merger and transition of Capitol Records to Universal Music. Damon also is a veteran of the United States Army and served his tour in the 3rd Infantry Division in Geibelstadt, Germany. Damon is a graduate of California State University – Northridge. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Maui Chamber Orchestra and Kihei Canoe Club. He lives with his wife and two children in Kihei Hawaii.

Damon Austin

Portfolio Accounting Manager
Prior to joining PRCP, Gayle was with Vintage Real Estate for 10 years, overseeing a portfolio of over 1.3M square feet of prime retail real estate. There, she worked closely with the controller to improve processes and increase productivity.

Gayle Ramirez

Portfolio Controller
Ryan works within the investments team that oversees all new acquisition opportunities as well as existing investments within the current portfolio and the properties evolution. Prior to joining PRCP, Ryan worked at Unibail Rodamco Westfield. There, he excelled as a member of the Airports Finance team focusing on their public private portfolio, this included the successful completion of Tom Bradley West Gate at LAX as well as JFK T8 & T1 and Westfield World Trade Center. Ryan is a graduate of Reichman University (IDC Herzliya). He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Ryan Ezrock

Ms. Bogdanski brings more than 25 years of experience serving in multiple operational management roles for the retail shopping center industry. Starting as a property accountant and office manager, her roles included managing payroll and human resources, providing technical support and interacting on a daily basis with retailers and their corporate offices to oversee all aspects of lease administration and accounts receivable. She was actively involved in the integration of back-office processes for property acquisitions and prepared budget and forecast schedules. Dawn’s current responsibilities include lease administration, interfacing with our current operating partners, lenders, leasing brokers and the property management teams related to lease administration, financial reporting, marketing and tenant coordination, accounts receivables as well as supporting the daily operations of the Clifton leasing team. Dawn graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers.

Dawn Bogdanski

Manager of Lease Administration & Leasing Services
Mr. Backs joined Clifton Realty Management in early 2021 as a Regional Leasing Manager overseeing the leasing & development efforts for 3 regional shopping centers in Chicago, IL, Merrillville, IN, and Toledo, OH primarily as well as a focus on other leasing/development initiatives across the rest of the portfolio of properties handled by Clifton. Prior to Clifton, Ryan started his shopping center industry career in 2006 with Simon Property Group serving in various capacities from Collections to Lease Services and ultimately as a Leasing Director handling assets throughout the Southeast region of the US, including Puerto Rico. During his tenure in Leasing, Ryan brought many unique retailers and entertainment concepts to the portfolio while generating over $140M worth of lease value on over 400,000 sqft of leased space. Ryan was also critical in collaborating with the local teams of all his properties to create the long-term vision for the assets in order to get buy in from all parties involved and push the initiatives forward. Mr. Backs has Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Ryan Backs

Regional Vice President of Leasing

Alex oversees local leasing as well as in-center advertising, sponsorships, brand activations, and displays across the West region. Prior to joining PRCP, Alex managed the specialty leasing programs in the Phoenix, AZ area and Kansas City, MO with Macerich. There, he excelled at driving income for those centers and traveling as an interim manager for numerous properties throughout the United States.

Alex has held management positions at CBL and Associates in the South, and with Brookfield Properties in the Pacific Northwest. He has a track record of driving revenue through many channels, both creative and traditional.

Alex holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa.

Alex Stalkfleet

Assistant Vice President Local Leasing Director West Coast
Travis oversees local leasing as well as in-center advertising, sponsorships, brand activations, and displays across the East and Central regions. Prior to joining PRCP, Travis managed the specialty leasing programs on Long Island for Westfield. There, he excelled at driving income for those centers as well as the Northeast region. He was also responsible for revitalizing and refreshing the Mall Retail program for Westfield South Shore during the center’s quarter billion-dollar redevelopment from 2012-2014. Travis has held management positions at Brookfield/GPP, and Pyramid Management Group and has established a track record of being a top revenue driver for the properties under direct management. Travis holds a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing at SUNY New Paltz in NY. He was a member of the Long Island Board of Realtors from 2015-2019.

Travis Dillon

Assistant Vice President Local Leasing Director East Coast
Mr. Spencer joined the team in 2019 as a leasing associate and is responsible for the permanent leasing activities associated with Northpark, Shops at South Town, Southlake and Yorktown Center. Prior to joining Pacific Retail, Mitch spent time as a Leasing Intern at Kite Realty Group where his primary focus was to aid the leasing team in market analysis, tenant research, and the preparation of potential client lists and as a Winter Intern at HFF where he created an economic overview which highlighted aspects of Indianapolis to attract investors. Mitch is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP). Mitch graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics.

Mitch Spencer

Leasing Representative
Mr. Vavonese began his real estate career in 2016 with Pyramid Management Group as a Leasing Representative for the company’s portfolio of 16 regional and super regional shopping centers. Following his time Pyramid, Michael joined The Taubman Company as a Leasing Representative in 2019 and was based in Washington D.C. overseeing Leasing efforts for the Taubman portfolio, with a focus on Mid-Atlantic and East Coast properties. Michael also spent time with the Hunt Real Estate Corporation headquartered in Buffalo, NY as a Leasing, Sales, and Development manager for the commercial division of the company and Hunt family-owned assets. Michael is a licensed real estate broker in New York State, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and a graduate of Canisius College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Business Management minor, where he also was a member of the Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse Team.

Michael Vavonese

Leasing Representative
Ms. Singleton possesses an extensive background in commercial real estate and development. Originally from Southwestern Michigan and a graduate of Northwestern University, Anne began her career over 25 years ago in retail real estate working at the Equity Group in Chicago. Prior to joining Main+ Main, Anne was Vice President of Leasing at the REIT Macerich where she played a leading role in leasing of the Santa Monica Place redevelopment and the management of the non-restaurant leasing team. Anne interfaced with the PR team as the leasing spokesperson for Santa Monica Place and personally completed nearly 80,000 square feet of new deals including CB2, Nike¸ Barneys Co-Op, Burberry, Coach, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany, as well as directing the remaining 50,000 s.f. of deals on time for the August 2010 grand opening. After departing Macerich, Anne secured her California real estate license and shortly thereafter, began working as a Real Estate Salesperson with the firm of Main + Main. During her time at Main + Main, had the dual role of tenant representation and worked on several Southern California developments, providing direction and strategy in upgrading and enhancing the existing tenant mix. Anne has an extensive background in landlord representation, tenant transactions and expertise in the greater Southern California market. Having lived on the Westside for eleven years, and in Laguna Beach for the last five years, Anne has first-hand knowledge in the often intimidating Los Angeles retail neighborhoods, as well as the more serene Orange County.

Anne Singleton

Senior Leasing Director
Amanda DeVries has over 5 years of experience within the retail real estate industry. Amanda has served as a Brand Activation Manager for Navy Pier in Chicago where she oversaw all specialty revenue deals for the property such as brand activations, kiosks, and pop-up shops. She most recently served as a Kiosk Leasing Manager at Brookfield Properties where she was responsible for 7 properties within the Midwest and did leasing portfolio wide. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

Amanda DeVries

Leasing Representative
Mr. Lux joined the leasing team in 2023 as a leasing representative and is responsible for permanent leasing activities associated with Capital Mall, Park Place Mall and The Shops at Palm Desert. Before joining Pacific Retail, Eli was at Regency Centers, where he was responsible for the leasing and asset management of 28 shopping centers throughout Southern California. Eli began his career doing retail brokerage out of Orange County for Western Retail Advisors where he focused on tenant representation. Eli is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of California, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and a graduate of Tulane University with a Masters in Real Estate Development and a Bachelors in Entrepreneurial Management.

Eli Lux

Leasing Representative
Patty currently assists the Executive Vice President of Development as well as the Development Department at Pacific Retail Capital Partners. Patty brings to the role her experience in the fields of architecture, design, and construction. Patty is a graduate of Emory University. She has dedicated her post graduate studies to the personal development field and is excited to be a part of PRCP’s dynamic, people first, values driven environment. Originally from Puerto Rico, she now resides in California where she enjoys sunny beach days, hiking and dancing.

Patricia Alfonso

Executive Assistant, Development Department
Christine assists the finance department at Pacific Retail. A Los Angeles native, Christine previously worked as a consultant for LA County and the City of West Covina in their Building & Safety Departments. Christine is a graduate of California State University Northridge where she studied Creative Writing and Art.

Christine Lee

Corporate Accountant
Josephine serves as our corporate Office Manager and Executive Assistant for the COO and the EVP of Portfolio Management at Pacific Retail. She also serves as president of the PRCP IT Committee. A Bay Area native, Josephine previously worked for a national General Contractor that worked on multi-family construction defect and general reconstruction projects. During her time here she served in Executive Assistant, Office Manager, and Account Manager positions in both Los Angeles and Dallas, TX. During her time in the DFW market, she served as chair for the Ambassadors of Fun Committee for Community Associations Institute. She has a strong organizational and systems management background, along with years of experience in the banking industry for both community credit unions and large institutions such as Wells Fargo. In addition, Josephine has also gained experience in large scale event organization, project management, marketing, and sales by the development of presentation collaterals for her previous companies. Josephine studied Business Communications in Northern California at Los Medanos College and now enjoys her permanent residency in Los Angeles.

Josephine M. Zeceña

Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Argelia brings over a decade of experience in Human Resources to PRCP. She is known for her strong communication skills, ability to build relationships with employees, and her commitment to fostering a positive workplace environment. Her strategic mindset and dedication to continuous improvement makes her a valuable asset to the company.  Argelia’s approach to human resources is rooted in integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to help employees thrive. Argelia is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside where she earned her BS in Business.

Argelia Karaptian

HR and Insurance Manager
Stef Cicerello currently assists the Executive Vice President of Local Leasing and Business Development. With over 13 years of industry experience in marketing and business development, Stef is excited to be assisting a best-in-class local leasing team. Stef is a graduate of Texas Christian University and is a current Southern New Hampshire University student where she is pursuing her MBA.

Stef Cicerello

Executive Assistant


Our People Come First

Our people are our most valued asset and are central to our success. Their growth and development are of paramount importance to the growth of PRCP.

Retail Renaissance

Well-located real estate is going through an evolution. PRCP is the catalyst for this transition.

Opportunity for Improvement

Each of our properties can be evolved to be more relevant for the community.

The Power of Place-Making

Design and place-making are at the forefront of the consumer experience and bring people together. We create places and spaces that are at the heart of the community.