Who We Are

Westwood Financial is a premier, fully-integrated real estate investment platform with a portfolio of over 125 high-quality shopping centers located in top U.S. metropolitan markets, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, and Raleigh.

Westwood has owned and operated neighborhood and community shopping centers for over 50 years, beginning with a collection of small, West Los Angeles strip centers and growing into a portfolio of primarily grocery-anchored and service-oriented shopping centers. Steven Fogel and Howard Banchik who serve as Co-Chairs on the Board of Directors along with three independent Directors, founded the company in 1970 out of a desire to provide investors and partners with stable, income-producing real estate investments. That focus continues today.

Our Leadership

Focused on excellence in all aspects of retail operations and investment strategy, our management team actively seeks to partner with great tenants, investors and communities in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and the Southeast.

Mark Bratt

Chief Executive Officer

Juyuan Wei

Chief Financial Officer

Lauren Ball

Chief Operating Officer

Aaron Johnson

Senior Vice President, Transactions

Brett Johnston

Senior Vice President

Doug Howell

Vice President, Property Management

Mark Wohlstadter

Sr. Regional Leasing Director - CO, TX, KS, WI, NY

Tara Borysiak

Sr. Regional Leasing Director - TN, GA, NC, SC, FL

David Mitroff

Regional Leasing Director - AZ, CA, NM

Tim Chung

Associate General Counsel

Renaldo Gallagher

Director of Construction & Tenant Coordination

Matthew Loving

Director of Investor Relations

Volker Schramm

Director of Marketing

Cariel Hughes Surman

Human Resources Manager

Board of Directors

Marty Caverly


Ella Neyland


Christopher Lee


Mark Bratt

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Fogel

Founder & Co-Chairman

Howard Banchik

Founder & Co-Chairman

Interested in Joining the Team?

Top talent is integral to our success. As part of the Westwood Financial team, you’ll work alongside innovative, respected colleagues who are some of retail real estate’s finest.