Jeff Berkes

Executive Vice President, Western Region President

Jeff is responsible for leading Federal Realty’s West Coast leasing, development, asset management, and acquisitions teams; achieving corporate P&L goals; and growing Federal’s Western portfolio. Prior to his current role, Jeff served as chief investment officer since 2004. He also serves as a member of our executive and investment committees. Jeff is based out of our West Coast headquarters at Santana Row in San Jose, California.

Prior to joining Federal in 2000, Jeff was vice president of acquisitions and finance for Velsor Properties, a Northern Virginia-based private real estate investment firm. He served as director of acquisitions for Federal from April 1997 to August 1998. Prior to that, he was vice president of acquisitions for Heitman Financial/JMB Institutional Realty Corp. He also worked as a loan officer for ITT Real Estate Services and as a regional investment analyst for CB/Richard Ellis prior to joining JMB.

Jeff has an undergraduate degree in finance and real estate from University of Denver and a master of business administration in international finance from George Washington University. Jeff is an active member of The George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis Advisory Board, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).