Gord Wiebe – Managing Director
Mr. Wiebe has 36-years of experience in managing, leasing and asset & portfolio management in commercial 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 20 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 Vice President, Leasing & Development
Ms. Hicks is a 22-year veteran of U.S. Properties Group, Inc. and manages the South Carolina office of USPG. She has successfully accumulated over 38-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 Carolina, 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.
Darin Hobson – General Manager
Mr. Hobson has 24 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. He also consulted on process improvement with the Department of Defense and served in 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 27 years of experience in residential, small office and commercial property management. Currently, Ms. Chapman maintains (6) properties in GA, SC & TN with over 975,000 SF of retail space with approximately 150 tenants. She is also charged with the oversight of the entire portfolio covering a total of (21) properties, 3.2 million SF covering and more than 375 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.
Rachel Spitzen – Corporate Counsel
Ms. Spitzen has been with U.S. Properties Group since 2016 and has 17 years of experience handling commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Spitzen is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Ohio Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Capital University Law School. Ms. Spitzen is from Columbus, OH where she resides with her husband, dog and two cats.