OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Gordon T. Greeby, Jr.
Chairman

Before founding his company in 1978, Skip served with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and was Assistant Professor in West Point’s Department of Engineering. He joined the shopping center industry in 1977, co-developed and is an owner in a retail center in Wisconsin.

With the Owner’s needs in mind, Skip and his team advise rookie and seasoned developers alike on the best ways to maximize their returns and minimize risk. In addition to a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Skip holds Master of Science Civil Engineering degrees in Soil Mechanics and Construction Management from Stanford University.

He is a Past Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers; Chairman – Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional Designation Governing Committee; Recipient – Distinguished Service Award (1999). Skip also served as the 1990/1991 Chairman of the Design and Construction Conference (CenterBuild) and spearheaded the charge to increase registrations from 180 in 1991 to nearly 2,000 today.

Skip is a below-average golfer who enjoys traveling to Europe with his wife Joan, any chance he can get.

Garrett R. Greeby
President

Aside from running the day-to-day business operations and finances, Garrett acts as Owner’s Representative on multiple projects throughout the country as well as head of the Multi-Family Housing business division for Greeby.

Prior to joining Greeby in 2006, Garrett acted as Auditor for MidCity Financial Corporation and Project Manager for McCaffery Interests where he got his first taste of the development business.

Garrett received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Eller Graduate School of Management at the University of Arizona. Garrett has earned the designations of a Certified Development, Design, & Construction Professional (CDP) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) by the International Council of Shopping Centers. At the 2013 CenterBuild Conference, ICSC selected Garrett as a member of the inaugural “20 Under 40” Class.

Garrett is a die-hard Cubs fan who remembers being a better athlete in high school than he actually was.

Benjamin J. Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Ben is responsible for benchmarking industry best practices and the driving continuous improvement of Greeby’s high quality services and technology solutions. Ben heads Greeby’s Tenant Coordination division, developing new business, managing existing clients, and serving as Principal-in-Charge to Greeby associates in the field. A 20-year industry veteran, Ben brings a variety of experience to Greeby including process engineering and energy efficiency..

Ben earned his Masters in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Management from the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at The University of Illinois – Chicago, and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. As a CDP and CRX he is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Ben has recently been selected as an instructor for The University of Shopping Centers at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. At the 2014 CenterBuild Conference, ICSC selected Ben as a member of the “20 Under 40” Class.

Ben is a bourbon connoisseur and a self-described Villisca, Iowa, legend.

OUR TEAM IN THE FIELD

Mike Korman

After a 20-year career in the United States Navy, Mike managed a group of Project Managers for a large retailer, implementing over $1B of work annually. He is currently heading a multi-state Project Management assignment for an expanding client.

Mike holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jarrett Lane

With over 15 years in the construction industry, Jarrett joined the Greeby team in 2018. Prior to joining our firm, he worked on many prestigious projects including Quaker Ridge and Opry Mills. He currently leads our Tenant Coordination team at The Boulevard in Staten Island, NY

Jarrett has a BS in Construction Management from Middle Tennessee State University and was named a member of the 2019 ICSC CenterBuild Leaders Under 40.

Dan Passarello

Dan has over 25 years of real estate experience in a wide variety of roles including Retail Operations, Maintenance Management, Tenant Coordination, and Project Management. He is proficient in all phases of site administration including management, operations, marketing, security, maintenance, community relations, and the due diligence process. Dan has been a member of the Greeby team for nearly a decade and heads up our Tenant Coordination team in New York, working with multi-family developer clients.

Dan is a Professor at the City University of New York of Staten Island, teaching his students about consumer behavior and management organization. He holds many ICSC designations including CRRP, CSM, CSD,CLS, CDP, and CRX. He earned a BS in Economics from Wagner College.

Charles Sampey

Chuck has worked with Greeby for 7 years and currently oversees our team managing Tenant Coordination for various Kimco Realty properties throughout the Midwest.

Prior to joining the Greeby team, Chuck headed the development of expansion in commercial space at the Chicago Merchandise Mart and new facilities at what is now known as Guaranteed Rate Field, where the Chicago White Sox play.

Chuck earned a degree in Architecture from the Univeristy of Illinois and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Ron Malnar

Ron has worked with Greeby for the last 10 years on a variety of Project Management assignments. In his 45 years in the business, he worked on the development team at Target Corporation and General Growth Properties.

Ron earned a degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University. He has recently represented PREIT in a redevelopment just outside of Grand Rapids, MI, and many other projects for Greeby throughout the Midwest including the Hawthorn Mall expansion in Vernon Hills, IL.

Heather MacMillan

Heather has been part of the Greeby family for years but joined our team as a Tenant Coordinator in 2016. Prior to her current assignment at Dania Pointe in Florida, Heather assisted our efforts at Avalon in Alpharetta, GA, and Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA.

Heather is currently working towards a degree in Construction Management from Ashworth College.

 

Charles Schmidt

Chuck is a busy man on the Greeby team, currently working on multiple projects throughout the Midwest on behalf of Kimco Realty, Steiner, and Seritage Growth Properties. Prior to joining our team, Chuck led Construction at Gap and Borders.

Chuck earned a Bachelors in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan.

David Morriss

David joined the Greeby team in 2015, heading our pre-development services at Wade Park in Frisco, TX. Located in Sarasota, FL, David is a 10+ year member of the Sarasota Planning Board.

David has experience all over the country. His past projects include Sawgrass Mills, Gurnee Mills, Broomfield Gardens, Jersey Gardens, and Lakeside Village, just to name a few.

David holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.

work.shop, LLC

work.shop, LLC is a Chicago based real estate technology company, established in 2013. Through GreebyTC, they help us provide our clients a computer-based tracking system to utilize through the design and construction process, accessible from any smart device. All of your construction documents, financials, and reports are available at a touch of a button.

The Greeby Companies, Inc.
611 Rockland Road, Suite #106
Lake Bluff, IL  60044