OUR TEAM

CenterCal Properties LLC is a team made up of over 150 diverse individuals who have come together to build and operate exciting commercial projects that reflect our collective core values. Our team is dedicated to creating projects that have a meaningful place in their respective communities and generate solid returns for our investor partner while maintaining a strong commitment to the community.

We hold steadfast the principles of fairness in all of our relationships, including fair labor practices and diversity in hiring. We create projects that become a meaningful and welcome part of the communities we serve, and lead our industry in creating sustainable retail technology and placemaking that will withstand the challenges of a changing and evolving marketplace.

12 OFFICES

20 SHOPPING CENTERS

150+ EMPLOYEES

5 STATES

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FRED BRUNING

CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER

Fred Bruning began his real estate career as legal counsel for Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1977 and was responsible for their real estate portfolio in the west which consisted of over 500 assets. After leaving Sears in 1983, Mr. Bruning served as Vice-President of Development for the Torrance Company in Torrance, California, then as Vice-President of Development for the John Price Development Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1985, Mr. Bruning joined the Alexander Haagen Company as a development partner. In his 13 years there, he was the key executive in charge of the acquisition and development of over 40 retail projects. Mr. Bruning was also instrumental in taking the company public in 1993, serving as the Wall Street spokesperson. In 1998, Mr. Bruning along with his partner Mr. Wardy, formed their own development company, CenterOak Properties, LLC, and in 2004 became CenterCal Properties, LLC. In his career, he has been actively involved in over 150 major retail developments in the western United States.

 

Mr. Bruning is a member of the California Bar Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers and has served on several corporate and charitable boards. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in Los Angeles and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. His hobbies include travel, archaeology, and flying his antique Stearman biplane.

Fred is married forever to his wife Brandace, who has had a very successful career in retail marketing, fashion and modeling.

JEAN PAUL WARDY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER

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Jean Paul Wardy began his career in real estate while attending the University of Southern California. Mr. Wardy joined the Alexander Haagen Company in 1990, and by 1993 had been promoted to Vice President, Acquisitions. From 1993 through 1998, Mr. Wardy was the executive primarily responsible for the successful acquisition of over 20 shopping centers.

 

In 1998, Mr. Wardy co-founded CenterOak Properties with Fred Bruning, which became CenterCal Properties in 2004. Since that time, Mr. Wardy has committed his efforts toward creating successful retail driven projects that both enhance and elevate the communities they serve.

 

In the pursuit of his real estate career,  Mr. Wardy built upon the solid foundation of his family’s successful retail background in the Amen Wardy Stores and Amen Wardy Home Stores. Mr. Wardy is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute, and is a devoted husband and father.

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

PAUL KURZAWA

Chief Operating Officer

CRAIG TROTTIER

President, Intermountain

SEAN DENNISON

General Counsel

SHAWN MITCHELL

Vice President, Information Services

GARY HALL

Vice President, Leasing

JOHN NAHAS

President, Southern California

PETER HOUCK

Sr. Vice President, Properties

CRAIG RAMEY

President, Pacific Northwest and Bay Area

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PAUL KURZAWA

Chief Operating Officer

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CRAIG TROTTIER

President, Intermountain

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SEAN DENNISON

General Counsel

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SHAWN MITCHELL

Vice President, Information Services

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GARY HALL

Vice President, Leasing

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JOHN NAHAS

President, Southern California

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PETER HOUCK

Sr. Vice President, Properties

CRAIG RAMEY

President, Pacific Northwest and Bay Area

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