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Michelle Waak, Senior EVP of Leasing & Partner


Michelle is the Senior EVP, Leasing and a Managing Partner at Segovia Partners. She has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and has worked on a variety of developments including mixed use projects, lifestyle centers, regional malls, outlet centers, power centers, residential and hospitality.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Segovia Partners, Michelle spent nine years as Senior Vice President, Leasing for The Howard Hughes Corporation where she was part of the emergence and spinoff from GGP. She was instrumental in building a leasing team to lead Midwest and East Coast leasing efforts, including the complete redevelopment of The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk in New Orleans, The Shops at Summerlin in Nevada and Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. Her successful track record also includes leadership leasing positions at RED Development and Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers. At The Taubman Company, Michelle worked on the company’s luxury centers including The Mall at Short Hills, Beverly Center, Cherry Creek, Mall at Millenia and International Plaza.

Education & Affiliations

Michelle graduated from Indiana University receiving a Bachelors degree in Business. She also holds an MBA from The University of Notre Dame with an emphasis in Finance. She serves on the Board of Directors of Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers (DOC&R) and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Luxury and Lifestyle Professionals.


Michelle lives in Frisco with her husband, John, and kiddos Ava and Christian.