Richard (Ric) Clark
Senior Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Ric is a Senior Managing Partner and global head of real estate at Brookfield, CEO of Brookfield Property Partners, chairman of Brookfield Office Properties, a member of the boards of directors of General Growth Properties and co-heads Brookfield's opportunistic real estate investing programs with Barry Blattman. He has over 30 years of real estate experience. Ric has been employed by the company and its predecessors since 1984 in various senior roles including President of Brookfield Office Properties’ U.S. Commercial Operations. Ric holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Managing Partner
Barry is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s global opportunistic real estate investment programs, who with Ric Clark, oversees Brookfield’s global real estate investment activities. Barry has over 25 years of real estate experience and has held various senior management positions within the company, including the creation and oversight of Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners, Brookfield’s Private Funds Platform, the Brookfield Real Estate Turnaround Consortium and other Brookfield funds. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2002, Barry was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch, responsible for various businesses including real estate equity and debt, structured finance and Latin American debt capital markets. Barry began his career in 1986 with Salomon Brothers. Barry received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University.
Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Steve is a Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Global Real Estate. Steve has most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Growth Properties. Prior to joining GGP during that company’s restructuring period in 2010, Steve held various senior management positions within Brookfield-affiliated companies, including as President of Brookfield Office Properties and Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management, focused on that company’s operations and international property portfolio. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a mining company formerly controlled by Brookfield Asset Management. He was also Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Office Properties for seven years.
Senior Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Australian Commercial Operations, Brookfield Office Properties
Brian is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield's Australian operations. Brian joined Brookfield in 2001 and held senior management positions within the company and its affiliates, including mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking and real estate advisory services. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield's newly acquired real estate business in Australia and was instrumental in the subsequent acquisition of Brookfield's infrastructure business in that country. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queens University.
Luiz Ildefonso Simões Lopes, Senior Managing Partner
Senior Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brazil
Luiz is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Brazil. Luiz is based in Rio de Janeiro. Luiz has over 35 years of experience in capital markets, and prior to joining Brookfield, was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Magliano CTVM as well as Managing Director of Fiat Leasing and Banco Fiat. Luiz obtained his degree in Business Administration from Faculdade Moraes Júnior and his Capital Markets specialization from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Luiz is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (“OSB”), the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (“CCBC”), and the American-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (“AMCHAM”). Luiz is a member of the International Advisory Board of Fundação Dom Cabral, a world renowned executive education center, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a leading academic and research center, both located in Brazil.
Chairman, Brookfield, UK
James is Chairman Brookfield, UK, and served as Executive Chairman of Multiplex’s UK operations prior to its acquisition by Brookfield. Prior to this, James spent 28 years at MEPC, a UK property owner and developer and as Chief Executive from 1993 to 1999. James is a member of the President’s Committee of the British Property Federation, having served as President during 1993, and is a former Deputy Chairman of English Partnerships, the UK Government regeneration agency for England, and a former member of the Property Advisory Group to the United Kingdom Department of the Environment (1993 to 1997). James is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and brings 40 years of real estate experience to the Brookfield Real Estate Group.
Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments, North America
David is the Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s real estate investments in North America and is on the boards of directors of Rouse Properties, Inc. and Fairfield Residential. He has 30 years of real estate experience. David has held several senior positions since joining the company in 1992 including President and CEO of Canadian Commercial Operations for Brookfield Office Properties, Chairman of Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls and President and CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Opportunity Funds I and II. In these roles he was responsible for the acquisition of over 9 million square feet of real estate assets and was heavily involved in both the General Growth Properties and Fairfield Residential transactions. David received his Honors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and his Master of Science in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Managing Partner, Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners
Andrea Balkan is Managing Partner of Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners, based in New York. She has held several senior management positions at Brookfield and is responsible for the overall management of the activities of Brookfield’s real estate finance funds. Andrea has over 24 years of experience in real estate finance and capital markets. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2002, Andrea was a Director at Merrill Lynch in New York in the Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets groups (1998 to 2002), where she was responsible for conduit and large loan origination business, and before that, a Managing Director at Chase Manhattan Bank. Andrea holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and successfully completed Chemical Bank’s credit training program in 1987.
David is a Managing Partner at Brookfield, responsible for real estate investment activities at Brookfield Property Partners and the company’s private funds. He previously spent 18 years as a Managing Director and Global Head of the Opportunity fund business of RREEF, the global real estate investment business of Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, David worked for Bankers Trust's real estate investment banking group.