Mr. MacLaren was promoted to President of Stiles in 2016 as part of the company’s long-term succession plan. As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, he is focused on day-to-day operations and overall strategy. He plays an integral role in driving Stiles’ future pipeline of activity, including development, acquisitions and third-party services.
Joining Stiles in 1999, Mr. MacLaren has held roles of increasing responsibility in all aspects of sales, financing, acquisitions and asset management, and has directed numerous ground-up development projects. He is highly experienced in the development and redevelopment of neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use projects as well as the acquisition of value-add commercial properties and new land inventory.
Most recently, Mr. MacLaren served as President of Stiles North Carolina Operations, in which he developed and executed the company’s growth strategy in North Carolina as well as select Southeastern US markets. His team is credited with successfully establishing the Stiles brand and reputation throughout that region while building a pipeline of development projects.
He also previously served as Senior Vice President of Stiles Real Estate Investments, in which he focused his efforts on the pursuit of new retail and multi-family development opportunities throughout Florida.
Prior to joining Stiles, Mr. MacLaren worked in the finance division of Sony Corporation. He is a licensed Florida real estate salesperson and graduate from the University of Florida with both an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA. Mr. MacLaren has been actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations, including ICSC, Urban Land Institute, Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board, University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board, the Soccer Association of Boca Raton, and St. Joan of Arc Church.