Team Member


Brian L. Harper

Chief Executive Officer

Brian L. Harper is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Rouse Properties, a real estate investment company based out of New York City. Rouse currently has a portfolio which consists of over 24 million square feet of shopping centers across 22 states in the U.S.
Mr. Harper was one of the original “key” members of the team that was instrumental to the formation of the company and the initial public offering which took place in January 2012.
Prior to serving as CEO, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer as well as the Executive Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions.
Before his time at Rouse, Mr. Harper was previously the Senior Vice President of Leasing for GGP, where he was employed for five years. While employed by GGP, he oversaw the leasing efforts of a $2.0 billion multi-state portfolio.
Prior to joining GGP, he was a Vice President at RED Development and an Associate at Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services, LLC. Mr. Harper has been involved with all facets of real estate from new development, asset repositions, distressed real estate and stabilized asset management.
Throughout his career, Mr. Harper won several awards, including Chain Store Age’s 10 Under 40 in Real Estate. He has served as a panelist for a number of industry conferences and is a frequent guest lecturer to several leading universities. In 2017, Mr. Harper was named a National Board of Director of Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and supporting individuals with autism and their families.
Mr. Harper has over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Harper holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.