In April 2012, Robert Perlmutter joined Macerich as Executive Vice President of Leasing, directing specialty store retail leasing for the company.  Mr. Perlmutter has nearly 30 years of experience in the retail industry, specializing in upscale retail shopping centers.

Before joining Macerich, he was the managing member of Davis Street Land Company, LLC, a privately held firm focused on the development, management and ownership of upscale retail centers. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Heitman Retail Properties.  During his tenure at both companies, he led the strategic direction and leasing of retail properties throughout the country. In 1998, he left Heitman and formed Davis Street Land Company, developing and owning more than 2.5 million square feet of high-end retail properties. At the end of 2011, Mr. Perlmutter disposed of Davis Street’s main assets in two separate transactions with General Growth Properties and Taubman Centers.  

Robert Perlmutter is a graduate of the University of Colorado having received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in business administration with a concentration in real estate. Mr. Perlmutter is a member of the board of trustees of Chatham Lodging Trust, a publicly traded REIT specializing in limited service hotels. In addition, he is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and previously served on the board of Prime Retail Inc.