Thomas E. O'Hern Biography
Thomas E. O'Hern
As Chief Executive Officer for Macerich, Tom O'Hern guides one of the country’s leading retail real estate companies with dominant properties in many top U.S. markets. Mr. O’Hern’s deep understanding of the evolving retail landscape, combined with demonstrable financial and strategic acumen and rich relationships across the industry, have helped build and shape Macerich’s expansive national portfolio of high-performing retail properties for more than two decades.
Mr. O’Hern joined Macerich as the CFO in 1993 and was an integral part of the executive team that took the company public with its IPO in March, 1994. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. O’Hern was Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Macerich. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of other real estate development companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. O'Hern, was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1978 through 1984.
Mr. O’Hern is a member of the Nareit Advisory Board of Governors. He serves on the board of directors and is the chairman of the audit committee of Douglas Emmett, Inc. a public real estate investment trust. As well, he is a member of The USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders and on the Board of Trustees of the Torrance Memorial Medical Foundation.