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 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 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 the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2018 and the Rocky Mountain Region in 2020.
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. He started his career as an Assistant Project Manager on the development of 745 Seventh Avenue in New York.
Mr. Moore 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.
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Thomas WeeksExecutive Vice President
Thomas Weeks is Executive Vice President and Head of Development for Rockefeller Group. Mr. Weeks oversees a team of senior development professionals across the company’s six U.S. regions, and is responsible for planning, management, and growth of the company’s development pipeline. In addition, Mr. Weeks has senior management oversight of the company’s current development projects, as well as joint venture and capital markets relationships.
Since joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Weeks spearheaded the company’s expansion to the U.S. Rocky Mountain Region, establishing the company’s first office in Denver. In addition, he led the formation of the company’s joint venture with Golub & Company to develop the former Greyhound Bus Terminal in downtown Denver, a planned mixed-use development approximating 1.7 million square feet.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, he was Executive General Manager for Lendlease Development Inc., the North American urban development platform for Lendlease Corporation, responsible for leading the firm’s Chicago development operations spanning mixed-use, master-planned developments including multifamily rental and condominiums as well as class A office. Prior, from 2011 to 2014, Mr. Weeks was Managing Director of Residential and Mixed-Use Development for Clayco. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Weeks was President of Related Companies’ Midwest operations, where he focused on the development of affordable and market rate projects and oversaw operations. He started his real estate career with Related Midwest’s predecessor, LR Development Company, in Chicago.
Mr. Weeks is a graduate of Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts, and received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Chicago.
Brandi HanbackExecutive Vice President
Brandi Hanback is Executive Vice President, Deputy Head of Development and Head of FTZ, Trade & Logistics for Rockefeller Group. In this role, she has a direct leadership role in overseeing the company’s national development platform, focused on increasing activity in existing markets and expanding into new markets. She also oversees the company’s longstanding Foreign Trade Zone division, which consults with tenants and clients on complex international trade, logistics and customs matters.
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 its founding in 1928.
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 formerly served as Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. In this capacity, she represented the interests of FTZ grantees, operators, and users through interaction with federal agencies and congressional committees involved in international trade. She presently serves on the CREW Network Finance Committee.
Ms. Hanback holds a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University 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 from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. She is a licensed Customs Broker and an Accredited Zones Specialist.
Bill EdwardsExecutive Vice President, Core Holdings
Bill Edwards is Executive Vice President, Core Holdings, for Rockefeller Group. In this role he is responsible for leading all aspects of the strategy, leasing, capital improvements and market positioning for the company’s Rockefeller Center portfolio, which consists of an ownership interest in approximately 6 million square feet of Class A office space. In addition, he oversees Advisory Services, including asset and property management.
Since joining Rockefeller Group in 2016, Mr. Edwards has overseen the marketing and leasing of more than 3 million square feet of premier New York City office space. From 2016-2020 he oversaw the renovation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas, one of the largest redevelopments of an office building in New York history. The $600 million project resulted in approximately 2 million square feet of leasing to companies including AIG, MLB and Latham & Watkins, and full occupancy from 100 percent vacancy in five years. More recently, Mr. Edwards is currently overseeing the renovation of the privately-owned public plaza located in front of 1221 Avenue of the Americas. Upon completion this $50 million renovation will provide a block long tree-lined plaza unlocking 65,000 square feet of retail space while creating an outdoor public amphitheater.
Prior to Rockefeller Group, Mr. Edwards spent nearly two decades with several of the leading real estate private equity and construction companies, where he served in various leadership capacities at both the portfolio and asset level across virtually all property types. In his most recent previous position, he was Vice President of Asset Management for Blackstone’s Equity Office division, overseeing a 9 building Midtown Class-A portfolio valued at $6 billion. At Equity Office, he was involved in the acquisition, repositioning or disposition of several premier properties, including Park Avenue Tower, 3 Bryant Park and 229 West 43rd Street, among others.
Previously, Mr. Edwards was a Vice President of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest alternative asset management firms. There, Mr. Edwards served as the asset manager for 650 Madison Avenue, a $1.3 billion Plaza District property that was one of the largest investments of Carlyle’s U.S. Real Estate Fund V. He started his career as a Project Manager for Tishman Construction Corporation and was later a Director of Tishman Realty & Construction.
Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering, and Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, where he received his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate. Additionally, Mr. Edwards is a New York State licensed professional engineer.
Meg BrodSenior Managing Director, Northeast
Meg Brod is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group and head of development for the company in the Northeast United States. In this role she is responsible for the Northeast Region, based in New York City. She oversees the company’s current office, residential, industrial and mixed-use developments in the region.
Since joining Rockefeller group in 2017, Ms. Brod has significantly expanded the Northeast Development pipeline with three residential development projects and the company’s first two industrial projects in Long Island. Under her leadership, the company secured its first ground-up condominium project in Manhattan, Rose Hill, as well as the highly successful joint venture condominium development of 200 East 83rd Street with Naftali. In 2022, Ms. Brod led a joint venture partnership with the Park Tower Group to develop the company’s first multi-family development in Brooklyn at Greenpoint Landing.
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, a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission 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.
Hilary Allard Goldfarb
Hilary Allard GoldfarbSenior Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic
Hilary Allard Goldfarb is Senior Managing Director for Rockefeller Group and head of Development in the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Ms. Goldfarb leads the company’s regional office, 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.
Since joining Rockefeller Group, Ms. Goldfarb has overseen the success of several new development projects, grown the office and expanded the company’s development pipeline. Since joining the firm, the company’s joint venture development Boro Tower in Tysons, Va. has stabilized. She has also been involved in the development and leasing success at 1901 L Street downtown, Washington D.C.’s first WELL certified office building. Most recently, she spearheaded Rockefeller Group’s joint venture redevelopment of Metro’s Downtown D.C. headquarters, the Jackson Graham Building, which will undergo a major renovation resulting in 400,000 square feet of premier office space in the heart of the Penn Quarter business and entertainment district.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group in 2018, 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. She also worked 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 is an accomplished real estate professional with deep market insight, construction experience and relationships in the Washington business community. She has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
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.
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.
Jay DespardSenior Managing Director,
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. Since joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Despard has been quick to expand the company’s footprint in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region with two additional development projects spanning office and residential, and the establishment of the first Rockefeller Group office in Denver.
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.
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.
Since joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Shearer has overseen some of the company’s largest industrial development projects throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including a 900,000 square-foot industrial development in Edison, N.J., and a 2.1 million-square-foot five-building project in Piscataway, N.J. Mr. Shearer is also currently overseeing the development of a 453,600 square-foot industrial project in Lehigh Valley, Pa.
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.
Mr. Shearer is a NAIOP New Jersey Chapter Trustee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Md.