Gord Wiebe – Managing Director
Mr. Wiebe has 32-years of experience in managing, leasing and asset & portfolio management incommercial real estate in the United States and Canada. Currently, Mr. Wiebe is a consultant with Tom Capital Associates, Inc. based in Calgary, Canada. Tom Capital consults and sources deals in oil and gas, real estate ownership & development, secondary lending activities, manufacturing and other related industries. Mr. Wiebe has served in both his roles with U.S. Properties Group, Inc. and Tom Capital Associates, Inc. for the last 16 years. Previously, Mr. Wiebe served as Director and CFO of a Toronto Based Stock Exchange listed real estate company and, was an owner/manager of a property leasing and management firm with $1 billion of real estate assets under his management. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts and presenter of various ICSC and Real Estate Forums.
Cynthia A. Hicks – Senior VP, Leasing & Development – Southeast
Ms. Hicks is an 18-year veteran of U.S. Properties Group, Inc. and manages the South Carolina office of USPG. She has successfully accumulated over 34-years of experience in the commercial real estate world having an extensive background and involvement with national retailers in the development, re-development, and leasing & management of anchor (“big box”) space. Her territory includes, but is not limited, the Southeastern United States for USPG. Ms. Hicks is the company affiliate for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She is an alumnus of the University of South Caroling, a scholarship donor and a proud member of the Gamecock Club. She is a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Sailing Association, Lake Murray Sailing Club, and the Columbia Chapter of Women in Business. She resides on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina.
Donn L. Davids – VP, Leasing & Development – Midwest
Mr. Davids has 40 years of experience in redevelopment and leasing of shopping centers, outlet properties, community shopping centers and regional malls. He has a proven knowledge in assetmanagement and community center redevelopment including anchor (“big box”) retail, Formerly, with The Mills, Belz Enterprises and Glimcher Development, he is a licensed real estate broker in Ohio and a 32 year member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), former President of the Easter Seals of Central Ohio and remains actively involved as a healthcare advocate in several Central Ohio groups. Mr. Davids works in the U.S. Properties Group corporate office in Hilliard, Ohio (suburban Columbus, OH).
Darin Hobson – General Manager
Mr. Hobson has 20 years of financial experience. In addition to the management of USPG’s day-to-day operations – his responsibilities include risk and tax management, coordinating the transaction team, lender relations, and assisting ownership with acquisitions. Prior to joining U.S. Properties Group, Mr. Hobson worked in multifamily/warehouse development and as a commercial appraiser. Healso consulted on process improvement with the Department of Defense and servedin the Ohio Army National Guard. Mr. Hobson has both his Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, OH with his wife and two sons.
Sharon Chapman – Director of Property Management
Ms. Chapman has over 23 years of experience in residential, small office and commercial property management. Currently, Ms. Chapman maintains (13) properties in GA, IL, MI, SC & TN with over 1.8 million SF of retail space with approximately 200 tenants. She is also charged with the oversight of the entire portfolio covering a total of (22) properties, 3.2 million SF covering and more than375 tenant spaces.
She holds her SC Real Estate License, CPM (Certified Property Manager) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), as well as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Ms. Chapman is a board member for Carolina Sunshine for Children and resides with her husband on Lake Murray in Chapin, SC where they are avid boaters and real estate investors.