Rockefeller Group is a team of passionate professionals who believe in the power of real estate to improve lives. Our expertise spans all major U.S. markets and property types, with a concentration in office, residential and industrial property on the East and West Coasts, as well as the Rocky Mountain region. Our professionals have extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate lifecycle, including development, capital markets, asset management, entitlements, finance, design and construction, marketing and operations. We value integrity and fairness, which underpin our brand and reputation in our relationships with clients, partners, colleagues and communities.
Daniel J. Moore
Daniel J. MoorePresident & Chief Executive Officer
Daniel J. Moore is President and CEO of Rockefeller Group, responsible for leading the company’s business strategy, investment initiatives and operations. He has served as President and CEO since April 2018 and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as well as the company’s Investment and Portfolio Committees. He joined Rockefeller Group in 2016 as Executive Vice President and Head of Urban Development.
Under Mr. Moore’s leadership, Rockefeller Group has strengthened its core office portfolio in New York City, which includes an ownership interest in six million square feet developed in the modern expansion of Rockefeller Center. The company has also grown its U.S. development platform into new markets and product types.
Mr. Moore has successfully recruited senior talent throughout the organization and expanded its U.S. platform with the addition of a Mid-Atlantic Region in 2018, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1928, the company today has eight U.S. offices and the largest development pipeline in its history. In 2020, Crain’s New York Business recognized the company as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in New York City.
From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Moore focused on property development and investment for Hines Interests, L.P., where he held various positions of increasing authority in New York, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. Immediately prior to joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Moore was a Managing Director in Hines’ Washington, D.C., office, responsible for new business development and equity capital relationships throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. From 2008 to 2012, he served as a Managing Director in the company’s Capital Markets Group, where he negotiated joint ventures, sourced equity capital and was involved in the structuring of domestic and international investment funds.
From 2003 to 2008, he was Vice President with Hines U.S. Office Value Added Funds I & II, with responsibility for investment management of the funds’ portfolio of investments aggregating approximately $1.9 billion. Early in his career, he served as a Marketing and Leasing Manager for Hines in the company’s Fairfield County office, and he started his career as an Assistant Project Manager on the development of 745 Seventh Avenue in New York.
He holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a dual major in Finance and Real Estate, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to attending graduate school, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Thomas WeeksExecutive Vice President & Head of Development
Thomas Weeks is Executive Vice President and Head of Development for Rockefeller Group. Mr. Weeks oversees a team of development professionals in major U.S. markets, and is responsible for planning, management and growth of the company’s development pipeline in existing and new markets. In addition, Mr. Weeks has senior management oversight of the company’s current development projects, as well as joint venture and capital markets relationships.
Mr. Weeks is a highly experienced development professional with extensive experience in multiple asset types in major U.S. markets. For more than 25 years he has held senior leadership roles with several of the most active developers and construction firms in the nation. Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, he was Executive General Manager for Lendlease Development Inc., the North American urban development platform for Lendlease Corporation. Prior, from 2011 to 2014, Mr. Weeks was Managing Director of Residential and Mixed-Use Development for Clayco, with responsibility spanning all aspects of development projects from multifamily rental and condominiums to class A office, industrial, student housing and specialty healthcare.
From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Weeks was President of Related Midwest – the Chicago office of Related Companies. There he focused on the development of affordable and market rate projects and oversaw operations. He started his real estate career with LR Development Company in Chicago (predecessor to Related Midwest), following five years in the legal profession with Rudnick & Wolfe, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Weeks is a graduate of Amherst College, in Amherst, Mass., and received his J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago.
Brandi HanbackExecutive Vice President & Deputy Head of Development
Brandi Hanback is Executive Vice President, Deputy Head of Development and Head of FTZ, Trade & Logistics for Rockefeller Group. In this role, Ms. Hanback has a direct leadership role in overseeing the company’s national development platform, increasing activity in existing markets, and expanding into new markets. She also oversees the company’s longstanding Foreign Trade Zone division, which works directly with tenants and clients on a consulting basis as needed on complex international trade, logistics and customs matters. Rockefeller Group’s tenants and clients include large multinational manufacturers and distributors engaged in importing and exporting.
From 2013 to 2019, she was Executive Vice President of Industrial Development, where she led the industrial business line in the completion of more than eight million square feet of development nationally, contributing significantly to the company’s most active decade for development since inception.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group in 2003, Ms. Hanback was a Senior Manager and Area Leader at KPMG LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hanback also served for 10 years as Executive Director of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. In this capacity, she represented the interests of FTZ grantees, operators, and users through interaction with officials in the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and key congressional committees involved in international trade.
Ms. Hanback holds a Juris Doctorate and is admitted to the bars of Maryland, District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. She holds a master’s degree in international transactions, is a licensed Customs Broker and an Accredited Zones Specialist. Ms. Hanback is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) and in 2019 was made an Honorary Life Member for providing exceptional leadership and making a significant contribution to the FTZ industry.
Meg BrodSenior Managing Director, Northeast
Meg Brod is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group. In this role, Ms. Brod is responsible for the Northeast Region, based in New York City, and oversees the company’s current office, residential, industrial and mixed-use developments in the region including Rose Hill condominium project in Nomad, 200 E 83rd St, Flushing Commons mixed use development, several New York industrial development projects, as well as entitlement work on a large-scale, mixed-use development in Hoboken, NJ.
Ms. Brod is a highly experienced real estate developer and investor. Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, she served as a principal at Bedrock Real Estate Partners, where she oversaw several projects in New York City, and Washington, D.C. She has also worked for Equity Residential, where she started the firm’s New York Development Group. During her tenure there, she grew the group’s development portfolio to more than $700 million leading projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Jersey City.
Prior to Equity, Ms. Brod held various real estate development and investment positions with Tishman Speyer Properties, Pritzker Residential, Wellington Management Company, and J.P. Morgan.
Ms. Brod holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Brod is a member of the REBNY board of directors, and an active member of WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate. Ms. Brod has received numerous recognition and awards including Bisnow’s “New York Power Women,” Crain’s Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate, and Crain’s Notables in Real Estate 2021.
James V. Camp
James V. CampSenior Managing Director, West
James V. Camp is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group and heads the company’s West Region, based in Irvine, Calif. In this role, Mr. Camp oversees the company’s strategy and operations for the region and leads acquisition and development efforts focusing primarily on industrial opportunities and joint ventures. Mr. Camp has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property development and was most recently Vice President of Starwood CPG Operations, LLC.
Prior to his role at Starwood, he held various senior executive positions at Voit Development Company, Lowe Enterprises, Koll Cornerstone and Trammell Crow Company.
He is the current Chair of NAIOP of California and former President, Vice President, Treasurer, Legislative Affairs Chair and Membership Chair of NAIOP SoCal. He is also a board member of the California Business Properties Association and development member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors.
Mr. Camp holds an master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, with a concentration on marketing, finance & real estate and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Hilary Allard Goldfarb
Hilary Allard GoldfarbSenior Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic
Hilary Allard Goldfarb is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group. In this role, Ms. Goldfarb leads the company’s Mid-Atlantic Region, based in Washington, D.C., with primary responsibility for growing the company’s development portfolio through the sourcing of multifamily, office and mixed-use projects, adding to the company’s current development pipeline of approximately 17 million square feet.
Ms. Goldfarb was previously Senior Vice President, Bozzuto Development Company, where she directed the development process for multifamily and mixed-use projects throughout the Baltimore-Washington region. Prior to joining Bozzuto, Ms. Goldfarb was Development Director at ProMark Real Estate, where she led development services for the company’s commercial portfolio, including negotiating entitlements and financing, securing public approvals and performing due diligence on acquisitions in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. She also spent four years at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., during a capital campaign to build a Frank Gehry-designed expansion, and has worked on economic development initiatives.
Ms. Goldfarb has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
John PetricolaSenior Managing Director, Southeast
John L. Petricola is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group. Mr. Petricola, based in Atlanta, GA, is responsible for the focus and strategic vision for all development activities throughout the Southeast Region.
Since joining the Rockefeller Group in 2005, he has led the region’s activities from individual projects to grow a cross-functional development team capable of executing the entire development process from site selection through disposition. Under his leadership, his team has successfully completed residential, industrial, office and mixed-use projects throughout the Southeast.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Petricola ran his own development consulting firm, The Louis Group in Miami.
Mr. Petricola started his real estate career in Houston, Texas at L.J. Melody/CBRE Capital Markets as a Financial Analyst, then transitioned into development as a retail development manager for Hines. While at Hines, Mr. Petricola relocated internationally to lead the development of a 750-acre industrial park in central Mexico.
Mr. Petricola served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
Mark ShearerSenior Managing Director, NJ/PA
Mark Shearer is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group. Mr. Shearer, a 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, is based in Rockefeller Group’s Morristown, NJ office and leads all New Jersey and Pennsylvania development operations for the company.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group in 2018, Mr. Shearer worked for Prologis, where he was Senior Vice President, Market Officer for New York/New Jersey. While at Prologis, he oversaw more than 34 million square feet of industrial properties and developed 1.8 million square feet of build-to-suit and speculative industrial space. Prior to his work in the New York/New Jersey region, Mr. Shearer held the same position at Prologis in the Mid-Atlantic region, managing a 15-million-square-foot industrial portfolio in Maryland, North and South Carolina, and Virginia.
Before Prologis, Mr. Shearer worked for AMB Property Corporation as Vice President, operating an 8-million-square-foot industrial portfolio in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia and for NAI/KLNB Management as Vice President, where he managed an 18-million-square-foot portfolio of retail, office and industrial assets for institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals. He has also worked for Mid-Atlantic-based companies Manekin LLC, Corporate Office Properties Trust and KLNB Management Services.
Mr. Shearer is a NAIOP New Jersey Chapter Trustee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Md.
Jay DespardSenior Managing Director, Rocky Mountains
Jay Despard is Senior Managing Director and head of Rockefeller Group’s Rocky Mountain Region. Based in Denver, he has more than two decades of real estate investment and development experience.
Mr. Despard joined Rockefeller Group in 2021 to lead the company’s real estate acquisitions, new developments and operations throughout Colorado and the greater Rocky Mountain Region. Rockefeller Group established the region, its sixth in the United States, in concert with its planned joint venture development of 1055 19th Street in downtown Denver – the 2.5-acre site of the former Greyhound bus terminal. The joint-venture, with Golub & Company, is planning a large-scale, mixed-use development on one of the last undeveloped full-block sites downtown.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Despard spent more than two decades with Hines in Colorado, including the last 17 years in Denver in positions of increasing authority. Since 2014, Mr. Despard held the senior-most regional officer position for the firm in Colorado, responsible for all real estate development, acquisition and leadership initiatives throughout the state. Among his most notable projects, Mr. Despard led the development and leasing for 1144 15th Street, the nearly 700,000 square foot, 40-story trophy office tower completed downtown in 2018. He also completed the lease-up of 1601 Wewatta and arranged the building’s sale at record pricing for the Denver market, among many other prominent local projects.
In addition to senior advisory and committee roles at Hines, including the Hines Global REIT Advisory Board and U.S. Strategy Committee, Mr. Despard has served in outside real estate and civic leadership roles, including as an International Advisory Board Member of the University of Colorado Real Estate Council, Executive Board Member of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and Executive Member of the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a master’s degree in real estate development finance from NYU.