Executive Vice President of Leasing
Michelle Waak is Rockstep’s Executive Vice President of Leasing heading up the Leasing Department. She has over 27 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and has worked on a variety of developments including mixed use projects, lifestyle centers, regional malls, outlet centers, power centers, residential and hospitality. Prior to joining Rockstep, Michelle was a partner at Segovia Partners, and a Senior Vice President, Leasing for The Howard Hughes Corporation where she was part of the emergence and spinoff from GGP. Her successful track record also includes leadership leasing positions at RED Development, Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers and The Taubman Company. Michelle graduated from Indiana University receiving a Bachelors degree in Business. She also holds an MBA from The University of Notre Dame with an emphasis in Finance. She serves on the Board of Directors of Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers (DOC&R) and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Luxury and Lifestyle Professionals.