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ABOUT US

*Executive Team*
Our Executive Team has over 150 years of combined Shopping Center Experience.


Based in Norton Shores, MI with executive offices in Rosemont, IL, Horizon Group Properties, Inc. is an owner and developer of factory outlet shopping centers and is the developer of a master planned community in suburban Chicago.

Contact us:

Muskegon, MI Office
Phone: 231.798.9100
Fax: 231.798.5100
5000 Hakes Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441


Chicago, IL Office
Phone: 847.292.1870
Fax: 847.292.1879
6250 N. River Road, Ste 10400
Rosemont, IL 60018   





Gary Skoien

Gary Skoien is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Group Properties, Inc. From 1993 to 2005 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Prime Group. Prior to his roll as COO of PGI, Gary served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Retail Division of PGI (Currently Prime Retail, Inc.) from 1992 to 1993. In this role, he oversaw strategic planning, development and management of the rapidly growing division. From 1983 to 1991, Gary was the Executive Director of The Illinois Capital Development Board, and from 1980 to 1983, he was an Assistant to the Illinois Governor. Gary is the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, former Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Civic Federation, former member of the board of Prime Retail, Inc. (NYSE: PRT), and served on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce


Thomas A. Rumptz

Thomas A. Rumptz
has served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate since June 1998.  Mr. Rumptz’s role with Horizon Group Properties, Inc, includes responsibility for development, construction and disposition of residual land.  For eight years prior to his employment at Horizon Group Properties, Inc, Mr. Rumptz worked for the predecessor company, Horizon Group, Inc., where he held many different positions including Controller, Vice President of Finance, and most recently, Vice President of Real Estate.  Prior to working for HGPI, Mr. Rumptz served as Manager of Investment Real Estate for Foremost Insurance.  Mr. Rumptz received his MBA from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.  Mr. Rumptz is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and possesses a State of Michigan real estate license


David. R. Tinkham

David R. Tinkham has served as Chief Financial Officer since June 1998. For fifteen years prior to his employment with Horizon Group Properties, Inc., David was responsible for capital markets access, treasury, accounting, tax, insurance, investor relations, information technology and SEC compliance at The Chicago Dock and Canal Trust where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining The Chicago Dock and Canal Trust, he was a Senior Tax Accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co. David received his Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Michigan. David is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Economic Club of Chicago, and a member of the Urban Land Institute.


Andrew Pelmoter

Andrew Pelmoter 
is the Executive Vice President of Horizon Group Properties and has been with the company  since February 1999. Prior to his employment with Horizon Group Properties, Inc., Andrew was Director of Leasing for the predecessor company.  This company owned 44 outlet centers comprised of over 10 million square feet of leasable space.  Prior to joining Horizon Group Properties, Inc., Andrew was employed for 11 years with The Mills Corporation, where he was Director of Leasing and Lease Administration.


David Nelson


David Nelson is the CEO of Globe Outlets and the Managing Director of International Business for Horizon Group Properties.  David has been in the shopping center industry for more than 15 years.  He has experience in the management, leasing, marketing, financing, acquisition and sale of factory outlet centers, enclosed regional malls, open air lifestyle centers, power centers, and community shopping centers.  David has extensive relationships with U.S. retailers and with professionals involved in the operation of top tier retail shopping centers.  David specializes in building high growth companies within the retail real estate industry.

 

Prior to joining Globe Outlets, David was the Chief Investment Officer of Horizon Group Properties, a Chicago, U.S.A. -- based company that specializes in the development of factory outlet shopping centers.  In this position, David was responsible for debt financing, equity joint ventures, and business development.  He worked extensively with Richly Field in structuring the Globe Outlets joint venture.  David arranged the financing of The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City which is one of Horizon’s premier U.S. properties.

 

From 2003 through 2010, David was a Senior Vice President with Cousins Properties, a public REIT based in Atlanta, U.S.A.  At Cousins, David was the head of retail asset management.  In this capacity, he was instrumental in building a company that successfully developed multiple lifestyle centers, power centers, and grocery anchored community centers.  While David was at Cousins, the company was able to develop to double in size in a short period of time.  David was in charge of joint venture relationships, management, marketing, and accounting.  He also served on the company’s Lease Committee managing the leasing process for the entire portfolio of shopping centers.

 

Also at Cousins, David served as a Senior Vice President of Capital Markets.  In this position, David managed over a billion dollars (U.S.) of financing, acquisition, and sale transactions.  He built extensive relationships with U.S. pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and other institutional investors.

 

From 1995 until 2003, David was a Vice President of General Growth Properties which is one of the largest retail real estate companies in America.  At General Growth, David was in charge of international joint ventures and also managed the Eastern United States.  In this capacity, David had responsibility for some of the best shopping centers in the U.S. including Natick Mall in Boston and Tysons Galleria in Washington D.C.  In total, David managed more than 30 shopping centers having a Net Operating Income in excess of $400 million (U.S.).

 

Prior to joining General Growth, David worked as a banker, a commercial real estate broker, and a real estate consultant.  David is a graduate of Duke University – a top tier U.S. school.



James Harris

James Harris
has been Managing Director since 2007.  James has worked for more than two decades in the outlet industry as a senior executive and partner.  He has been involved in the development, leasing and operation of more than 50 outlet centers both domestically and internationally.  Prior to joining Horizon Group Properties, Inc, James worked for leading retail and shopping center developers including Federated Department stores and Taubman Company.  He served as COO of McArthur Glen and President of Ariel Preferred Retail Group.


Gina Slechta

 
Gina Slechta, SCMD
is Vice President of Marketing and has been with Horizon Group Properties, Inc. since 1999. She has held executive marketing and management positions for over 20 years with some of the top shopping center developers in the United States. Prior to joining HGPI, Slechta was president of Creative Events and Productions, a full service-advertising agency specializing in retail and commercial properties. Slechta has served on regional boards for the International Council of Shopping Centers for over 25 years.

email:marketing@horizongroup.com


*Human Resources*
Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources.
Horizon Group Properties, Inc.
5000 Hakes Drive, Suite 500
Muskegon, MI  49441
 

F:  231.799.3017