Who We Are

We are builders of places where people want to be.

Every day, we challenge ourselves and the status quo, striving to exceed expectations for our guests, our tenants, and our partners. Our business is founded on relationships; our reputation is our greatest currency.

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WS Philosophy

Bring passion, intelligence and creativity to the table; build with community in mind; design beautifully and for the ages; treat it as if it were your home... and it will succeed. Our success is measured each and every day by the strength of our merchants and happiness of our guests.

Our goal is simple: build and operate what people love.

Industry Leadership

Building by building, project by project, WS has developed 98 properties comprising 23 million square feet across 10 states, making the company one of the largest privately-held retail development firms in the country. From its origins in suburban New England, our portfolio has grown nationally to include urban core retail, high-end lifestyle centers, and mixed-use developments. We are one of the few in our field to maintain a fully vertically-integrated company, with professionals in design, construction, operations, leasing, lease compliance, entitlements, finance, capital markets, acquisitions, marketing, information management, and accounting. 

We take pride in our company's history and our DNA of continuous evolution. For over a quarter-century, WS has been driven by an intellectual curiosity that has consistently led us from the areas in which we have already gained expertise and toward the industry frontier.

Leadership Team

RICHARD ASKIN

VICE PRESIDENT, PLANNING & DESIGN

SAMANTHA DAVID

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

THOMAS DESIMONE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

BRIAN DICKSON

VICE PRESIDENT, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

CHRISTINE DUREPO

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

DEIRDRE GEOGHEGAN

TREASURER

BOB LUND

VICE PRESIDENT, CONSTRUCTION

DICK MARKS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

LOUIS MASIELLO

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT

DANIEL PREYSMAN

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

MARK ROBERTS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, LEASING

BRIAN SCIERA

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LEASING

JEREMY SCLAR

PRESIDENT

MAGGIE SMITH

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING

ERIC SMOOKLER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

YANNI TSIPIS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SEAPORT

Work With Us

WS is where great ideas and great people come together to design, build, and operate some of the best loved real estate projects in the country. We live at the intersection of entrepreneurship and establishment. We have the infrastructure of decades supporting a culture of free-thinking excellence.

Whether you are leasing the premier retail space in downtown Boston, working in acquisitions to unearth the next exciting deal, or managing every intricacy of bringing that 600,000 square-foot property to life, you will be working in an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and growth.

For a list of our current Openings and to join the team at WS Development, please click here.