For more than three decades, Art Coppola has led a visionary team creating distinctive retail destinations perfectly matched to retail demand in some of the most desirable markets throughout the United States. As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Macerich, one of the premier real estate investment trusts in the country, Mr. Coppola guides an expansive national portfolio of high-performing retail properties, with a focus on adding value to assets and land holdings.
Mr. Coppola’s strategic vision for Macerich has driven the company’s growth with signature acquisitions and a robust development and redevelopment pipeline since he took on his current role more than 15 years ago. A long-standing member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Mr. Coppola served as the 2007 Chair of the Board of Governors and is a current member of The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Coppola joined Macerich in 1976. He holds a law degree and a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and was admitted to the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants in 1973.
During Mr. Coppola’s tenure with the company, Macerich (NYSE: MAC) has grown from a privately held real estate enterprise into a dominant, publicly-owned national regional mall company, with a portfolio of over 60 regional shopping centers encompassing approximately 65 million square feet of gross leasable area.