Kimberly Choukalas Biography
As Senior Vice President of Leasing for Macerich, Kimberly Choukalas is instrumental in setting leasing and merchandising strategies for the Arizona region and other dominant assets in the portfolio. Ms. Choukalas establishes and manages the leasing strategy for eight Arizona properties, including Scottsdale Fashion Square, Chandler Fashion Center and Kierland Commons, as well as properties in Missouri and Texas. She builds strategic relationships with several key retailers throughout the portfolio, in addition to executing deals.
Ms. Choukalas has extensive experience in ground-up leasing and redevelopment leasing of key regional shopping centers, including the 2018 development of the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square and its 2023 redevelopment. In addition, she directs redevelopment leasing at Chandler Fashion Center and South Plains Mall and has led ground-up merchandising and leasing for Twenty Ninth Street in Colorado and Chandler Fashion Center and SanTan Village, both in Arizona.
Ms. Choukalas holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has served as a faculty member for ICSC’s John T. Riordan Schools for Retail Real Estate Professionals and as an ICSC panelist, teacher and presenter supporting professional growth in the retail real estate industry.