North American Properties (NAP) today announced the appointment of David Weinert as Partner and Senior Vice President of Leasing. The 30-year industry veteran will lead leasing for NAP’s more than $3 billion mixed-use development pipeline, including Midtown Atlanta’s Colony Square, Gwinnett County, Georgia’s 110-acre mixed-use community anchored by Infinite Energy Center and “Riverton,” the recently announced 418-acre, shovel-ready mixed-use destination in Sayreville, New Jersey.
“Recruiting David Weinert validates the growth and direction of North American Properties as we continue to disrupt, evolve and assign new meaning to retail-driven mixed-use development,” said Mark Toro, Managing Partner at NAP, the development team credited with creating immersive mixed-use destinations, redefining retail real estate and delivering exceptional on-property experiences. “David strongly believes that our experience-driven mixed-use model, of which Avalon set a new standard in the U.S., is the future of retail. He believes, as do we, that this is the opportunity of an era to deploy a better way to live, work, shop, dine and play.”
Prior to joining North American Properties, Weinert was head of leasing for both Taubman Centers and Westfield Corporation. As head of leasing at Taubman, David led the leasing efforts of 12 million square feet of new developments, including some of the most productive assets in retail: The Mall at Short Hills, International Plaza, The Mall at Millenia, Cherry Creek, Dolphin Mall and The Shops at Crystals. At Westfield, he led the new project leasing efforts of World Trade Center and Topanga & The Village, and launched $2.6 billion in new development programs with Century City, Valley Fair and University Town Center.
“I am excited and honored to have this opportunity to work with such incredible people with innovative vision, purpose and passion for retail real estate,” said Weinert. “Together, we will continue to advance and perfect NAP’s award-winning mixed-use formula and introduce the future of retail to the markets we serve.”
With Weinert at the helm of retail leasing, NAP’s formula combines the right uses with a best-in-class merchandise mix, layered in with resort-inspired hospitality and exceptional experiences, to significantly and positively impact the value of the mixed-use development and surrounding community.
About North American Properties
Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $5 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Rooted in its purpose-driven approach to development, North American Properties believes in creating great places that connect people to each other; cities to their souls; partners to opportunities; and individuals to experiences that move them. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states and 67 cities. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $2.2 billion in total capitalization. In metro Atlanta, North American Properties led the impressive turnaround of Atlantic Station and the successful ground up development of Avalon. Currently, the team is redeveloping the reimagined Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, and executing the ground up development of mixed-use destinations in Gwinnett County, Georgia and Sayreville, New Jersey.