John Waters has 36 years of experience in neighborhood, community and regional shopping center acquisitions, asset management, leasing, property management and dispositions, involving over 152 shopping center properties totaling in excess of 30 million square feet throughout the United States. John is currently responsible for legal compliance and documentation, risk management, project and fund financing, environmental issues, and general corporate governance.
John began his career in shopping centers with the Hahn Company, starting in property management and rising to the position of Director of Expansions and Remodels. He was then the Vice President of Acquisitions for the NYSE listed Burnham Pacific Properties where he was responsible for the acquisition of 118 neighborhood shopping centers in the western and mid-Atlantic U.S. John then was the Chief Operating Officer for National Retail Partners, a joint venture with CalPERS that acquired, owned and operated 92 neighborhood shopping centers where he was responsible for directing its asset and property management and leasing activities. Immediately prior to joining Gerrity in 2010, John was a Senior Vice President with New Plan Excel (Centro/Brixmor), where he directed the asset management, property management, leasing, legal, redevelopment and construction for their neighborhood centers in the Western United States.
John earned his J.D. and B.S. degrees from Western State / Thomas Jefferson University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the California State Bar Association.