As Executive Vice President, Leasing for Macerich, F.K. Grunert oversees merchandising and leasing for the company’s one-of-a-kind, market-dominant retail properties in the New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago areas. He directs leasing strategies not only for existing properties but also for redevelopments, a core strength for Macerich.
With more than 20 years in the retail real estate industry, Mr. Grunert started his career in research with Finard & Company, and later relocated to Rochester, NY, to join the Wilmorite leasing team. He became part of Macerich in 2004 with the acquisition of Wilmorite.
He has been instrumental in shaping the success of a number of key Macerich properties, including Tysons Corner Center and Queens Center, as well as the ongoing repositioning of Kings Plaza and Green Acres Mall.
Mr. Grunert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from St. Lawrence University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, as well a board member of a local private ski club.