Meet Our Team
Our team focuses on the acquisition, management, and disposition of all our
properties. Collectively, the partners of the firm have over 55 years of
experience syndicating real estate investments. MRP’s internal processes
allow us to effectively manage our departments including accounting,
property management, investor reporting, leasing, and construction to
execute our investment strategies.
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Our team focuses on the acquisition, management, and disposition of all our properties. Collectively, the partners of the firm have over 55 years of experience syndicating real estate investments. MRP’s internal processes allow us to effectively manage our departments including accounting, property management, investor reporting, leasing, and construction to execute our investment strategies.
Joe McClary | CEO & Partner
Joe McClary is a partner and founder at MRP and runs the day to day operations of the company. Joe oversees all facets of the business including acquisitions, dispositions, and fund raising. Mr. McClary has over 11 years of experience buying, selling, and operating real estate investments. Joe started his career in single tenant investment sales, which led to partnering with Gary Rosenbaum and the creation of Midwest Retail Properties. He has overseen $200 Million worth of transactions in his career. Outside of the office, Joe is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and his true passion is his children.
Jordan Breck | VP & Partner
Jordan Breck has been in the real estate investment business for over 6 years and is a partner at MRP. He is responsible for sourcing acquisitions, modeling investments, and oversees the company’s growth strategy. Jordan has been personally involved in over $150 Million worth of transactions. Jordan has been with the firm since graduating from Loyola University Chicago with a BBA in Finance.
Gary Rosenbaum | Partner
Gary Rosenbaum is a partner and co-founder at MRP. Gary has been in the real estate industry for over 41 years and has been syndicating real estate investments for the majority of that time. He has transacted several hundred million dollars’ worth of real estate deals. In 2008. Gary started a small company that has evolved into MRP. His experience has shaped and guided MRP into the organization it is today. Gary helps with the financing of our projects and raising equity.
Kyle Mertens | Controller
Kyle graduated from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale earning his BS in Accounting, and then graduated from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in earning his MS in Accounting. After graduating from SIUE, Kyle worked for a year as a client accountant at Cassidy Turley (now called Cushman Wakefield) in the client accounting department and performed full-cycle accounting duties for large construction and real estate clients. He then pursued a career in public accounting by getting a job at CliftonLarsonAllen and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He worked at CLA for almost four years before coming to Midwest Retail Properties in 2017. Kyle is originally from Belleville, IL, but now lives in St. Louis with his wife and two dogs.
Amy Wells | Accounting Assistant
Amy worked at Cushman and Wakefield doing accounts payable for seven years before coming to Midwest Retail Properties in early 2018. Kyle Mertens, MRP’s Controller, emailed Amy about a position at MRP and was very grateful for the switch! At MRP, Amy handles all of the invoices for all the properties we have. Amy has learned a lot since coming to MRP, and she looks forward to learning more! Amy is from Illinois, but she spends a lot of time in Kentucky with her boyfriend Jim. She enjoys going to concerts and Cardinals baseball games with her daughter Emily.
John Cusumano | Leasing Associate
John Cusumano serves as a Leasing Associate for Midwest Retail Properties handling the current and potential portfolio. Prior to MRP, John spent over a year with CBRE’s Retail Team working in Advisory & Transaction Services as an Associate on Landlord and Tenant Representation. John graduated from DePauw University in 2017 with a Degree in Communications.
Julie Bartold | Director of Asset Management
Julie serves as MRP’s Director of Operations with direct oversight of the Asset Management Department. Before joining MRP in June, 2017, Julie was the Executive Vice President of Millennia Housing Management where she provided strategic oversight of the management company and specialized in repositioning troubled assets while ensuring that the properties performed to underwritten expectations. Her skills in problem solving, crisis intervention, occupancy growth and marketing helped Millennia grow from just over 5,000 apartment homes to well over 23,000 in her tenure there. She brings over 20 years of management experience to the company, having begun her career in the restaurant industry where she excelled in increasing sales as well as financial and personnel management.
Mac O’Keefe | Associate
Mac is responsible for overseeing the leasing of MRP’s portfolio. He is involved in the acquisition and disposition of MRP properties, third party brokerage, and investor relations. Mac previously worked at Wells Fargo Advisors in their investment banking capital markets group and fixed income trading. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BS in Economics.
Patrick Healey | Lease Administrator
Patrick joined the MRP team as a leasing analyst in February of 2018. Patrick has 5 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, and prior to joining MRP worked for Cushman & Wakefield as a senior leasing analyst representing large corporate retailers. Patrick graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2014, and is an avid Missouri sports fan. Other hobbies include golfing, going to Cardinals games, and spending time with family.
Miranda Brittin | Office Administrator
Miranda Brittin serves as Transaction Manager for Midwest Retail Properties handling transaction logistics and leasing databases. Ms. Brittin joined MRP in 2018 as a Marketing Specialist. Prior to MRP, Ms. Brittin spent nine years in various management roles with The Home Depot and Sam’s Club, including Human Resources and Marketing. In her last year at Sam’s Club, Ms. Brittin’s B2B sales totals for the St. Louis Metro East market were in the top ten of Sam’s Club B2B nationwide sales. Ms. Brittin received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from McKendree University. She has a three-year old son that she loves to spend her time with or you can find her fulfilling her passion for the outdoors by camping, kayaking, running, or biking.
Elaina Denning | Marketing Manager
Elaina started at MRP with a summer internship in May of 2018. After graduation, she stayed at MRP to learn more about the commercial real estate business. Elaina is the Marketing Manager at Midwest Retail Properties. She markets all of the company’s listings, both leasing and dispositions. She also handles their social media presence as well as their advertising. She is originally from Illinois, but moved to St. Louis after beginning school at Webster University. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband Kaleb and hiking scenic trails in southern Illinois and Missouri.
Jen Raby | Property Manager
Jen commenced her professional career in the banking industry where she obtained critical knowledge in the importance of reliability, honesty and professionalism. After 2 years in the banking industry she was eager for new challenges and opportunities. In 2005, she began working at Sansone Group, a real estate company based in Clayton, MO. Jen’s ambition during her 9 ½ year tenure provided her with several fields of knowledge that included active roles in Accounting, Human Resources and Property Management. Jen is now a Property Manager at Midwest Retail Properties, where she brings personality and professionalism to each center she maintains. Jen has built a distinctive reputation for herself by providing attentive management and diverse problem-solving techniques within each property in her portfolio. While she finds joy in her everyday job as a property manager, her truest blessings in life are her husband Shawn and 3 beautiful children, Landon (11), Jadyn (8) and Morgan (5).
Heather Bustamante| Property Manager
Heather joined the MRP team as a Property Manager assistant in November 2018. It didn’t take long for her to want to be a full time member of our team. Heather now manages 22 properties all over the Midwest. Heather has 5 years real estate experience and 10 year’s experience in the insurance industry. Heather attended Lindenwood University. Heather is born and raised in St. Louis and together, with her husband John, they have 4 children that keep them pretty busy.
Tom Heintz| Construction Project Manager
Tom Heintz is The MRP construction project manager. He focuses on all aspects of their construction needs, including: inspections, tenant buildout, and property improvements. Tom has over 25 years in the construction industry ranging from building a family’s first home to managing multi-million dollar private, state, and federal projects. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors hunting and fishing with his two daughters whenever possible.