Gordon T. “Skip” Greeby, President
Before founding his company in 1978, Skip served with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and was Assistant Professor in West Point’s Department of Engineering. He joined the shopping center industry in 1977, co-developed and is an owner in a retail center in Wisconsin.
With the Owner’s needs in mind, Skip and his team advise rookie and seasoned developers alike on the best ways to maximize their returns and minimize risk.In addition to a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Skip holds Master of Science Civil Engineering degrees in Soil Mechanics and Construction Management from Stanford University.
He serves the International Council of Shopping Centers as a member of Board of Trustees; Chairman – Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional Designation Governing Committee; member – International Design and Development Awards Committee; recipient – Distinguished Service Award (1999). Skip also served as the 1990/1991 Chairman of the Design and Construction Conference (CenterBuild) and spearheaded the charge to increase registrations from 180 in 1991 to nearly 2,000 today.
Skip is an instructor, speaker and facilitator at numerous ICSC seminars and conferences, and also serves CoreNet Global as Course Director for the Executive Development Program, and completed the Master of Corporate Real Estate course with honors. He has also taught at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Development School, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Garrett R. Greeby, Senior Vice President
Aside from running the day-to-day operations, Garrett acts as Owner’s Representative on multiple projects throughout the country as well as head of the Multi-Family Housing business division for Greeby.
Prior to joining Greeby in 2006, Garrett acted as Project Manager for developer McCaffery Interests. In addition to helping open multiple retail spaces throughout the Chicagoland region, Garrett managed the redevelopment of the Cork Factory Lofts in Pittsburgh, PA. A historically designated building located in the Strip District, the 383,000SF factory was converted to a 297-unit luxury apartment building with a new, three-level parking structure that included 47,000SF of ground level retail space.
Garrett received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Eller Graduate School of Management at the University of Arizona. Garrett has earned the designations of a Certified Development, Design, & Construction Professional (CDP) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) by the International Council of Shopping Centers. At the 2013 CenterBuild Conference, ICSC selected Garrett as a member of the inaugural “20 Under 40” Class.
Ben Wood, Senior Vice President
As Vice President, Ben is responsible for benchmarking industry best practices and the driving continuous improvement of Greeby’s high quality services and technology solutions. Ben heads Greeby’s Tenant Coordination division, developing new business, managing existing clients, and serving as Principal-in-Charge to Greeby associates in the field. A 15 year industry veteran, Ben brings a variety of experience to Greeby including process engineering and energy efficiency..
Ben earned his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Management from the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at The University of Illinois – Chicago, and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. As a CDP and CRX he is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), he also acts as a Sustainability SIG representative, serving as a planning committee member of the ICSC RetailGreen Conference. Ben has recently been selected as an instructor for The University of Shopping Centers at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. At the 2014 CenterBuild Conference, ICSC selected Ben as a member of the “20 Under 40” Class.
Michael T. Greeby, President, CEO – Greeby work.shop
Michael is responsible for company administration and new business development, and serves as Owner’s Representative on several Greeby projects throughout the country.
Michael joined the commercial real estate design and construction industry in 1995 and immediately hit the ground running, gaining valuable field experience working for developers, engineering design consultants, and general contractors. He served as a construction manager for The Taubman Company and General Growth Properties, managing the renovation and expansion of two regional shopping centers and the ground-up construction of a third center. His responsibilities included awarding subcontracts and tracking project budgets, processing draw requests and change orders, and coordinating the mall construction activities with anchor store construction, tenant build-out and out-parcel construction.
Before joining General Growth, Michael worked as Staff Engineer for a Chicago-based civil engineering firm, assisting in the design of water transport systems, roadway infrastructure, and wetland preservation and restoration.
Michael earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. His service to International Council of Shopping Centers includes participation on the RECon Intellectual Advisory, CenterBuild, RetailGreen, Environmental and Next Generation Program Committees, and creating and leading conference sessions including “Development 101″, “Green Construction Lease Exhibits” and “Tenant Design Criteria.” He passed the ICSC Certified Development, Design and Construction examination and currently holds a SCDP designation. Additionally, he has completed CoreNet Global Masters of Corporate Real Estate program and is a Registered Engineering Intern in the State of New York. Michael’s articles have been published in Shopping Center Business, Shopping Centers Today and has been fetaured in Inmobiliare magazine.
Michael is currently President and CEO of Greeby’s R&D division – work.shop.