GRREP Leadership Team



Leadership Team


Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners is managed by a group of seasoned real estate professionals. Our Senior Executive Team averages more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate financing, acquisition, leasing and retail development.

The professionals at Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners have vast experience with numerous retail companies. Those experiences perpetuate an acute understanding of the sound fundamentals needed to aggressively grow a retail company through new store openings, as well as the reliance retailers place in their growth partners.

Leadership Team

GRREP’s leadership team and our in-house experts operate with the mindset that we are an extension of our partners’ real estate development staff.

Kelly VanMeter


Robert Strandt


Ali Laureda

Chief Operating Officer

James Kainer

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Ray Parker

Senior Vice President of Development and Construction

Travis Schwaer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

V. Chase McCrea III, CPA

Senior Vice President Finance and Accounting

Leanne Wheeler

Senior Vice President of Real Estate