Bill is President and Chief Executive Officer of O’Connor. Prior to his current role, he served as Head of Investments for the U.S. for O’Connor. He was based in London from 1999-2002 where he was a senior acquisitions officer. Prior to joining O’Connor in 1996, Bill was an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., based in New York. Bill is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Pension Real Estate Association. Bill is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.A.) and the Columbia Business School (M.B.A.).
Mark is a Partner and Director of Asset Management of O’Connor. Prior to joining O’Connor in 2006, he served as Director, U.S. Asset Management and Fund Manager of Citigroup Property Investors. Prior to joining Citigroup in 1999, he was a Regional Manager and Acquisitions Manager for J.E. Robert Company. Prior to joining J.E. Robert in 1993, he held various positions at Ekstein-Rothenberg Corporation and Willard R. Baker Development Company. Mark is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mark is a graduate of University of Massachusetts (B.S.) and Southern Methodist University (M.B.A.).
Joel is President of O’Connor. Prior to joining O’Connor in 2011, Joel was with General Growth Properties, Inc. (“GGP”) where he last served as Chief Investment Officer. While with GGP, Joel was instrumental in expediting the successful acquisition of CenterMark Properties, Homart, The Rouse Corporation and various other transactions with a combined dollar value of more than $40 billion. Prior to joining GGP in 1993, Joel held various positions with Equity Financial and Management Company (“Equity”). Among his responsibilities during the five years he was employed by Equity were supervising retail acquisitions for the Zell/Merrill Lynch Opportunity Fund and Equity Properties and Development Company. Joel is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Pension Real Estate Association and the Chicago Council on foreign Relations. Joel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.S.) and the University of Michigan (M.B.A.).
Tom is a Partner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of O’Connor. Tom has over 20 years of experience at O’Connor, including overseeing portfolio recapitalizations, financings, property dispositions, accounting, tax, financial reporting, asset management, insurance, treasury and human resources. Prior to joining O’Connor in 1988, Tom was associated with Butler International, beginning in 1980 and serving as its CFO from 1985 until his departure in 1988. Tom began his career working as a Certified Public Accountant at Touche & Ross, a predecessor firm to Deloitte & Touche. Tom is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a dual degree in Economics and Accounting.
Santiago is a Senior Vice President and Head of the Mexico office of O’Connor. Prior to joining O’Connor in 2004, he was with Hines performing project/development management, asset management and new business activities largely related to Hines’ Emerging Markets Real Estate Funds’ office and industrial portfolio in Mexico. Before joining Hines, he worked as an architect and construction manager. Santiago is a graduate of the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City (Architecture). As a Fulbright Scholar he obtained an M.S. in Real Estate Development and a Master in City Planning, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.