Senior Managing Partners
Barry is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s global opportunistic real estate investment programs, who with Ric Clark, oversees Brookfield’s global real estate investment activities. Barry has over 25 years of real estate experience and has held various senior management positions within the company, including the creation and oversight of Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners, Brookfield’s Private Funds Platform, the Brookfield Real Estate Turnaround Consortium and other Brookfield funds. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2002, Barry was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch, responsible for various businesses including real estate equity and debt, structured finance and Latin American debt capital markets. Barry began his career in 1986 with Salomon Brothers. Barry received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University.
Jeff is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for strategic planning as well as transaction execution. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield’s Private Funds Group, Chairman and a director of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, Chairman and a director of Rouse Properties, Inc. and a director of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2000, Jeff was a senior partner at a Canadian law firm.
Richard (Ric) Clark
Ric is a Senior Managing Partner and global head of real estate at Brookfield, CEO of Brookfield Property Partners, chairman of Brookfield Office Properties, a member of the boards of directors of General Growth Properties and co-heads Brookfield's opportunistic real estate investing programs with Barry Blattman. He has over 30 years of real estate experience. Ric has been employed by the company and its predecessors since 1984 in various senior roles including President of Brookfield Office Properties’ U.S. Commercial Operations. Ric holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Steve is a Senior Managing Partner, Real Estate at Brookfield. He has held a number of senior executive positions within company since joining in 1994, including chief financial officer for Brookfield Office Properties and affiliate Falconbridge Ltd. (now Xstrata Canada Corporation) and President of Brookfield Properties Corporation. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at General Growth Properties. Steve holds a chartered accountant designation and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
Bruce is the Senior Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Bruce was appointed to this position in February 2002, following a number of roles in Brookfield's investment and operating businesses since 1990. Bruce holds a Business degree from the University of Manitoba.
Joe is Senior Managing Partner and Counsel of Brookfield’s Private Equity and Finance Group. Since joining Brookfield in 2002, Joe has held a number of positions including general counsel and managing partner responsible for M&A transaction execution and fund formation and operations. Joe was formerly a lawyer in the corporate finance group at a Toronto law firm where he specialized in private equity transactions and public company mergers and acquisitions. Joe holds a joint MBA\LL.B from York University's Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in-house counsel by Lexpert Magazine.
Harry is Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Chairman of Brookfield’s Power and Utilities Group. Harry joined Brookfield in 1997 and has led the expansion of Brookfield’s power and utilities operations with primary responsibility for strategic initiatives and senior regulatory relationships. He played an active role in the restructuring of the electricity industry in Ontario as both a member of the Market Design Committee, appointed by the Ontario Government in 1998, and as a member of the Minister of Energy’s Advisory Committee. Harry attended the University of Toronto and received his LL.B in 1980 from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Brian is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield and global chief investment officer for Brookfield Property Group, based in New York. Brian joined Brookfield in 2001 and held senior management positions within the company and its affiliates, including mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking and real estate advisory services. From 2008 to 2012, Brian held leadership roles for Brookfield in Australia, where the company acquired and integrated property and infrastructure businesses. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queens University.
Brian is Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer. Brian has held senior management positions within Brookfield since the early 1990's. As Chief Financial Officer, Brian is responsible for Brookfield's financial reporting, risk management and funding activities of the organization. Brian graduated from the University of Toronto and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Richard is a Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. Mr. Legault oversees Brookfield’s Power & Utilities Platform, comprising the company’s renewable power generation and electric utilities businesses. He has been with Brookfield for over 20 years. Mr. Legault has led the growth of Brookfield’s renewable power operations in North and South America, which today comprises 170 hydroelectric generating stations and seven wind farms, making it one of the largest privately-owned renewable power portfolios. Mr. Legault was Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Asset Management from 2000 to 2001, prior to which he held several senior positions in operations, finance, and corporate development with the company’s forest products operations.
Luiz Ildefonso Simões Lopes
Luiz is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Brazil. Luiz is based in Rio de Janeiro. Luiz has over 35 years of experience in capital markets, and prior to joining Brookfield, was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Magliano CTVM as well as Managing Director of Fiat Leasing and Banco Fiat. Luiz obtained his degree in Business Administration from Faculdade Moraes Júnior and his Capital Markets specialization from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Luiz is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (“OSB”), the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (“CCBC”), and the American-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (“AMCHAM”). Luiz is a member of the International Advisory Board of Fundação Dom Cabral, a world renowned executive education center, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a leading academic and research center, both located in Brazil.
Cyrus is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s private equity and lending activities and has been a member of the Brookfield team since 1998 when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield's real estate brokerage business. Cyrus has extensive experience in private equity, restructuring, corporate finance and merchant banking across a broad range of industries, including real estate, resources and manufacturing. Cyrus began his career at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers where he worked in Corporate Finance and Recovery in Canada and the United Kingdom.
George is a Senior Managing Partner and has primary responsibility for strategic planning, business development and the Public Securities Operations. George has held a number of senior positions within Brookfield since joining the company in 1981 and has been instrumental in the development and growth of Brookfield's asset management business. George is trained as a Chartered Accountant and has an industrial engineering degree from the University of Toronto.
Sam is Senior Managing Partner and Head of Infrastructure Activities. Sam is responsible for the expansion of our infrastructure operating platform. Sam joined Brookfield's financial services operation in 1994 and has held various senior positions in the organization, including leadership of the company's financial advisory services and investment group. Sam is a Chartered Accountant and holds a business degree from Queen's University.
William is Senior Managing Partner, Risk and Treasury. Prior to joining Brookfield, William held various senior management positions within the real estate capital markets groups at several investment management firms. William is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond and a MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.
Ben is Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer for Brookfield in South America. He joined Brookfield in 2001 as part of the corporate development team and in that capacity he focused on restructurings, financings, acquisitions and divestitures. From 2006 to 2012, Ben held a series of executive positions at Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation and is a graduate of Queens University.
Brett is Managing Partner, Corporate Operations and is responsible for certain corporate operations, compliance, administrative and legal functions. Brett has held various legal and corporate roles in our affiliates since joining Brookfield in 2002. Prior to joining Brookfield, Brett was with the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York. He holds a law degree from Fordham University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Lori is Managing Partner, Human Resources. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2003, Lori worked at one of the big four accounting firms, initially in public practice and later as Director of Human Resources for their Canadian tax practice. Lori is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business with an Honours Business degree.
A.J. is Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. He joined Brookfield in 2012 after working at the law firms of Torys LLP in Toronto and Ropes & Gray LLP In New York. A.J. is a graduate of the JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Leo van den Thillart
Leo is Managing Partner, Private Funds Group. Based in London, UK, he is responsible for managing Brookfield’s global client relationship management team and implementing fundraising strategies for its private funds. Prior to joining Brookfield he was Senior Managing Director and Global co-Head of the Private Funds Group at a leading global investment banking, securities trading and brokerage firm directing the overall strategy and management of an international advisory and placement business. Leo was also a senior managing partner of a global private equity placement firm he co-founded and subsequently sold to a global investment bank.
Katherine is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. She was previously appointed Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Client Communications in September 2007. She joined Brookfield in 2000 to build the investor relations functions for Brookfield and several Brookfield affiliates. Her prior business experience includes a similar position at a major North American real estate company, and 10 years in the financial services industry. Katherine holds an MBA degree from the Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Andrew is Senior Vice President, Communications and Media. He joined Brookfield in 2010, after a two-decade career in business journalism in newspapers, television and radio, including The Globe and Mail, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, Macleans magazine, The Financial Post and BNN TV. He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of King's College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.