Ward A. Kampf serves as President of Northwood Retail. In this role, Mr. Kampf is responsible for helping to develop and implement the company’s strategic vision and to grow its relationships with regional and national retailers. In addition, Mr. Kampf will continue to lead Northwood Retail’s leasing efforts.
Prior to joining Northwood, Mr. Kampf served in various roles at Glimcher Realty Trust, Senior Vice President of Strategic Investments, and Senior Vice President of Retail Strategies. Mr. Kampf was responsible for the retail leasing strategy for Glimcher’s new developments, key redevelopments and acquisitions, including the esteemed Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Prior to Glimcher Mr. Kampf served as President of Retail for Thomas Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest privately held retail developers in the United States from 2005-2009. In this role he directed the strategic leasing, marketing and merchandising, development and redevelopment, and expansions of major retail properties including The RIM in San Antonio, Texas, Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky, The Forum in Carlsbad, California, and Peachtree Parkway in Norcross, Georgia.
Mr. Kampf served in senior leadership roles at General Growth Properties, Gap, Inc., and Columbia 27 Partners, LLC.
Mr. Kampf earned his B.B.A. in Business from Southern Methodist University.