Friday, June 18, 2010 | 6 a.m.
Senior Vice President, Newland
Development Director, Symphony Park
2300 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 750 Box 4
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Rita Brandin provides operational and senior leadership to Newland’s commercial and urban mixed-use development projects. Under Rita’s direction, Newland leads the development of Symphony Park, a 61-acre downtown public/private mixed-use development with the City of Las Vegas as landowner. Beyond her responsibilities overseeing management of Symphony Park development, she supports the company’s effort in the identification of institutional capital. Rita has more than 20 years experience in real estate asset management and development. Prior to joining Newland, she was vice president of Asset Management and Retail Development with additional responsibilities as chief operating officer at Metroflag Management. As senior vice president of Retail Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation and vice president and senior development director for The Rouse Company, she oversaw the expansion and redevelopment of Fashion Show, the largest shopping center in Nevada. She also managed all aspects of operations, leasing, marketing, financial management, and development of nine regional shopping centers. Rita received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, and a space planning and design degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta. She is a certified Shopping Center Manager, a professional designation awarded by the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) serving on its Urban Mixed-Use Council. Locally, she is a member of the Executive Committee for ULI, as well as Vice Chairperson of the Executive Committee for the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance. She serves as a member of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, is a member of the Board of Trustees for the UNLV Foundation, and a board member for HomeAid of Nevada.