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F. Denver McGarey
President & Chief Executive Officer
Denver@TheMcGareyGroup.com
F. Denver McGarey
President & Chief Executive Officer
Denver@TheMcGareyGroup.com

F. Denver McGarey has been involved in the development, planning, merchandising, and leasing of major award-winning retail projects throughout the United States and Japan for over forty years. Throughout his career, Denver has established himself as a sought-after leader in the planning and execution of highly complex retail projects and mixed-use campuses.

During the first decade of his career, Denver had been directly responsible for the development of over twenty retail projects in Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, as a junior partner with Dunlap & Magee, and later as a partner with its affiliate companies, Arizona Building and Development and Charles Dunlap & Company. The company was vertically integrated, featuring in-house leasing, construction, finance, project accounting, legal, marketing, and public relations.

In 1989, Denver relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, and became Managing Director of National Leasing for Hill Partners, where he was bottom-line responsible for a large portfolio of institutionally owned specialty, power, regional mall, and entertainment-based projects throughout the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States. These projects were in excess of six million square feet, covering seven states. As Managing Director, Denver set the strategy for every aspect of a project's operation, including leasing, marketing, asset/property management, staffing, financial modeling and budgeting, capital improvement programs, and disposition strategies and execution. Sample projects include Jackson Brewery in New Orleans, Louisiana, Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, Arizona (strategic planning), and Worthington Mall in Columbus, Ohio, for clients Aetna, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, and Mutual of New York.

In 1996, Denver was recruited by Herbert S. Miller of Western Development Corporation and W. Lehr Jackson of Williams Jackson Ewing to join their joint venture with Soros Global Fund, known as American Malls International, in the development of major urban-oriented retail projects in Japan. Frequent international travel was required to assist in multiple disciplines of client relations, planning, leasing, and marketing of existing redevelopment projects and ground-up development. Denver was responsible for transactional communication with major US, Japanese, and European retail, restaurant, entertainment, and manufacturing brands on behalf of the venture.

In 1998, Denver shifted his focus to planning and development of Gallery Place, a $300M 650,000sf mixed-use development in Downtown Washington, D.C., a joint venture between Western Development and The John Akridge Companies. Working closely with Herb Miller and Chip Akridge, Denver was involved in all aspects of planning, architectural development, and economic modeling, and secured and negotiated all major leases to anchor the retail component of this award-winning project.

Denver with his wife and partner, Chris Jennings McGarey, then acted as the Exclusive Retail Consultant on behalf of AIG and Jacoby Development for Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Atlantic Station is a 138-acre mixed-use development featuring 1.7 million sf of retail, multiple hotel properties, Class-A office, and 6,000 residential units. At completion, Atlantic Station will eclipse 14 million sf. The project has received international acclaim as a model of modern living and complex development execution. Today, The McGarey Group is working in many of America's leading markets and is considered one of the foremost experienced and successful retail leasing and advisory companies in the real estate industry.
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Chris Jennings McGarey
Chief Operating Officer
Chris@TheMcGareyGroup.com
Chris Jennings McGarey
Chief Operating Officer
Chris@TheMcGareyGroup.com

Chris Jennings McGarey serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of The McGarey Group, managing all aspects of the company's business including contract negotiations, establishing policies and procedures, information technology, human resources, economic and demographic modeling, research, and corporate/project marketing. Chris is highly trained in each aspect of the planning, leasing, and marketing disciplines of the development process. With an extensive background in project programming and reporting, Chris reviews and acts on editorial privilege over all merchandising and lease plans as they are developed for each project and takes a particular interest and drive when it comes to the branding of developments and the overall marketing position related to demographic and competitive influences at play.

Chris attended Auburn University on an athletic scholarship, having been a multiple-year and event state track champion in Alabama, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance. Immediately following graduation, Chris worked for the prestigious Montag & Caldwell investment counseling firm in Atlanta, Georgia, in their Management Information Systems Division.

As one of the very few husband and wife teams in the retail and mixed-use development industry, Chris joined Denver in an active role in the planning, merchandising, and leasing of broad scale projects in Japan. While in Japan, Chris traveled extensively throughout Metropolitan Tokyo, tracking prospective Japanese retail, restaurant, and entertainment players for projects under development, in addition to coordinating and conducting meetings with major US brands including, Disney, Costco, REI, Gap, and NIKE.

Chris played a pivotal role in landing the epic Atlantic Station development for the company and was a hands-on participant in every aspect of the work including planning, merchandising, marketing and leasing. Chris is also involved in the underwriting and research related to new projects and clients and continues in that capacity today. Her leadership and style of management is an inspired and highly respected aspect of the company's operation, both from an internal and external perspective and she enjoys an exceptional industry reputation and relationships.
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Whitney L. Leary
Senior Vice President-National Leasing
Whitney@TheMcGareyGroup.com
Whitney L. Leary
Senior Vice President-National Leasing
Whitney@TheMcGareyGroup.com

Whitney Leary anchors the company's Raleigh office as a trusted advisor and collaborator to the principals of the company. She joined the company in 2006, anchoring its Atlantic Station office. Throughout her career, she has been involved with development, coordination, and anchor tenant leasing, and has a refined ability for branding and marketing strategy. Whitney merchandises, markets, and leases retail, restaurant, and entertainment space in The McGarey Group's portfolio. She is an active member in both regional and national ICSC functions.

Whitney is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Liberal Arts. Prior to moving to North Carolina from Atlanta, Whitney was an active member in the Junior League of Atlanta and she and her husband, Brian, chaired the Atlanta Police Foundation's Annual Gala. She also served multiple years on the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Gala Host Committee.

Whitney enjoys life to the fullest with Brian and their two young daughters, dedicating passion and her time to the girls' schooling, including co-chairing their annual fundraising initiatives.
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Oliver McGarey
Vice President of Operations
ollie@themcgareygroup.com
Oliver McGarey
Vice President of Operations
ollie@themcgareygroup.com

Oliver McGarey grew up in an environment that has at its center the art and labor of retail development, planning, marketing, and leasing. After graduating from Washington State University, Oliver found success in the Enterprise Management Training Program before joining the family business in 2017. He assists the CEO and COO in overall management, directing plan preparation, construction process and budgeting, and legal and architectural coordination for all company projects.

Oliver added a prestigious Master of Science in Professional Accounting with highest honors from Syracuse University in 2020.
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Alexander McGarey
Assistant Vice President - Research & Development
Alex@TheMcGareyGroup.com
Alexander McGarey
Assistant Vice President - Research & Development


Alexander McGarey always placed himself at the center of the family business and the real estate industry given his high-level interest in all the moving parts.

After a great run at Coronado High School in Coronado, CA, where he was a standout pitcher for the Islanders, Alex chose to attend Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, where he quickly ascended to the Dean’s List with honors.

Recruited to join The McGarey Group in 2020, Alex is responsible for numerous platforms of daily operations and is a strategic instigator of new and compelling information that drives the principals and the leasing teams nationwide on trends and modern practices.

Alex has attended numerous RECon conferences on behalf of the firm and its clients over the years and has managed execution of the booth construction and scheduling to assure the greatest impact. Alex is a well known leader in his peer group and a highly valued team member for our associates and clients.
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Bridget McGarey
Partner
bridget@themcgareygroup.com
Bridget McGarey
Partner
bridget@themcgareygroup.com

Bridget McGarey has been an active member of the family business for most of her life. She formally joined The McGarey Group in 2015 and is now working on national leasing for projects in North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, and California, in addition to assisting in all corporate work with the CEO.

Bridget was instrumental in the merchandising and leasing of the $700M USC Village project in the heart of Los Angeles and the USC Campus. She achieved Partner status in 2020.

Bridget attended Auburn University at Montgomery and is a resident of Little Italy in Downtown San Diego, California.

About Us

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  For over 30 years, the founders of The McGarey Group have been internationally recognized leaders in the comprehensive planning, advisory and core leasing of signature mixed-use retail projects throughout the United States. The firm brings together the talents and unmatched experience of an influential network of professionals, responsible for landmark developments that have served as catalysts for economic and social revitalization across numerous and diverse communities. The company's founders, partners and senior associates have an exemplary track record of performing under pressure and a reputation for unmatched results. Their unwavering integrity and drive have led to powerful strategic alliances throughout all disciplines of mixed-use development.

  The McGarey Group consistently delivers results that stand the test of time for institutional owners, developers, retailers, and consumers alike. They always begin with the end in mind. Their sole objective is to create value through our involvement in your project - from game-changing ideas and tenacious negotiating to a conviction for the truth. You can count on The McGarey Group to serve as a calming influence, dedicated collaborator, and a heavy hand on the rudder that guides the mission to realization.
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