leadership team

Mike Nevins

EVP of Leasing

Mike Nevins holds the position of Executive Vice President of Leasing, where he is responsible for managing, growing and evolving SREG’s Leasing Organization, client interface and acquisition analysis.

Nevins brings with him 30 plus years of exceptional experience managing and overseeing virtually every aspect of retail real estate.

Prior to joining SREG, Mike Nevins most recently served as Chief Operating Officer – Malls for Simon Property Group.  In this role Mike was responsible for oversight of asset management/leasing and strategic re-development opportunities across Simon’s 110 mall portfolio. In addition to this role, Mike continued to serve as EVP of Leasing for Simon Property Group.  At Simon, Mike participated in all bi-weekly executive real estate committee meetings and had management and oversight for a portfolio of 34 properties.  Mike was also responsible for many high profile and strategic retailer relationships and ran the restaurant leasing group for the entire Simon portfolio. 

Prior to joining Simon Property Group, Mike spent 5 years with Luxottica Retail North America, lastly as Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Retail Services.  In this role, Mike was responsible for the management and oversight of Luxottica’s core business operations including Real Estate, Store Design, Planning & Construction, Legal, Loss Prevention, Building Services and Zero Waste for Luxottica’s 4,500 stores in North America.    

Prior to joining Luxottica, Mike spent over 20 years in the retail shopping center industry and has been involved in various leasing and executive leasing roles for some of the highest profile retail projects in the US including the redevelopments and expansions of Tysons Corner Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Queens Center and Santa Monica Place. Mike spent 15 years with Macerich and Wilmorite, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, which Macerich acquired in 2005.  At Macerich, he served as Senior Vice President of Leasing for the West Region that comprised 40 properties in over 40 million square feet in the states of Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington.  Prior to assuming oversight of the West Region, Mike had leasing oversight responsibility for a substantial portion of Macerich’s East portfolio that included properties in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In addition, he spent time at Tanger Outlets as a leasing development executive and was responsible for the successful completion of the Tanger Outlets in Westgate, AZ which opened in 2012.   

Mike began his retail shopping center leasing career at The Pyramid Companies located in Syracuse, NY in 1993 after starting his professional career as a Sales Representative with The IBM Corporation in 1985.   

Prior to their sale to Starbucks in December 2012, Mike served for 9 years as a member of the Board of Directors at Teavana Corporation, a publicly traded specialty tea retailer, which grew from 10 to over 300 stores during that time.  He served as a member of their Executive Real Estate, Internal Audit and Corporate Governance Committees.    

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.