ARTHUR M. COPPOLA
Chairman and Chief Executive
Arthur Coppola has been chief executive of Macerich Co. since 1993 and has led the Santa Monica-based real estate company from a privately held real estate enterprise into a publicly owned regional mall company that’s a component of the S&P 500. The company’s portfolio of retail properties includes Southern California shopping centers Santa Monica Place, The Oaks in Thousand Oaks and Pacific View in Ventura. Macerich this year formed a joint venture with Hudson Pacific Properties to redevelop the 600,000-square-foot Westside Pavilion to include a mix of creative office, entertainment, and retail space. Coppola also announced plans to retire from the company, which named Thomas O’Hern, its chief financial officer, treasurer and senior executive vice president, as the next chief executive beginning in 2019.