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 Rouse 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 & Chief Investment Officer
Brian is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield and global chief investment officer for Brookfield Property Group, based in New York. 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. From 2008 to 2012, Brian held leadership roles for Brookfield in Australia, where the company acquired and integrated property and infrastructure businesses. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queens University.
Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer
John is a Managing Partner of Brookfield and Chief Financial Officer of the Brookfield Property Group. He is responsible for business development for Brookfield’s property business. Previously, John was the Chief Financial Officer of the Brookfield Infrastructure Group. In this role he co-led the BBI Transaction and was a director on the Board of Myria, the company which owns 80% of NGPL, and previously co-led the $2.5 billion acquisition of Transelec. Prior to this, John worked at Credit Suisse Securities (U.S.A.) LLC in the energy group with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions and leveraged financings. During his tenure at Brookfield Asset Management and Credit Suisse, John worked on acquisitions and divestitures of energy infrastructure companies in excess of $15 billion. John received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995 and graduated with a degree in economics from Harvard University.
Luiz Ildefonso Simões Lopes, Senior Managing Partner
Senior Managing Partner & 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 a member of the board of directors of 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.