PARK CITY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PREP Property Group Inc. ("PREP" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated real estate company focused on creating value in retail real estate, announced today that Numa Jerome has joined the Company as its Vice President of Leasing. Mr. Jerome will work closely with Sara Brennan, Partner & Chief Operating Officer; Roy Williams, Chief Investment Officer; and Mark Wilhoite, Chief Development Officer, in this leadership role.
"With 25 years of experience in the retail real estate industry, including leadership roles with Combined Properties and Edens & Avant, Numa brings significant leasing experience to the Company," said Sara Brennan, Partner & Chief Operating Officer. "He complements PREP, which is dedicated to transforming retail and building a diverse portfolio of top-performing retail assets. Numa’s proven ability to successfully manage leasing teams and the merchandising of retail assets expands the capabilities of the Company as we continue to execute our investment objectives."
Prior to joining PREP, Mr. Jerome served as Senior Vice President, East Coast Leasing of Combined Properties. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1986 - 1992 and he began his real estate career in 1993 as a Senior Financial Analyst and later as a Leasing Representative with Combined. He subsequently held senior positions at Federal Realty Investment Trust and Edens & Avant. Mr. Jerome returned to Combined Properties in 2008 where he led merchandising and leasing for their East Coast portfolio including 3.3 million square feet of neighborhood, community and mixed-use redevelopments. He led a team of more than 6 professionals with responsibilities including leasing, construction and tenant coordination.
Mr. Jerome is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He received a BA in Economics from Boston University and an MBA from Georgetown University.
"I am excited to join PREP and its team of experienced retail real estate professionals. I’m looking forward to putting my skills and retail experience to work to further expand on the successes that PREP has experienced to date," said Numa Jerome.
About PREP Property Group (PREP)
PREP Property Group is a vertically-integrated real estate company founded by Michael C. Phillips, co-founder of Phillips Edison & Company, and built on the foundations of Phillips Edison’s strategic and net lease real estate divisions. PREP is focused on transforming retail real estate by repositioning lifestyle centers, power centers and enclosed malls that are undermanaged, capital starved, poorly merchandised and / or distressed. PREP also acquires and manages well-located, triple-net retail properties from non-institutional sellers and creates value through lease restructure or tenant upgrade. For more information, please visit our website at www.pecorep.com.