Waterton Hires Tara Marszewski as CFO

CHICAGO — Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator based in Chicago, has hired Tara Marszewski as its chief financial officer.

Marszewski will replace Doug Denyer, who will remain with the company for the next six to eight weeks to ensure a smooth transition prior to his planned retirement.

A finance, strategy and operations executive, Marszewski brings almost 20 years of experience driving growth and bottom-line results for complex real estate companies. She will be responsible for the direct oversight of finance, corporate, residential and hospitality accounting, as well as tax, treasury and benefits and compensation functions at the firm. She will also participate on the firm’s management, investment and valuation committees.

Prior to joining Waterton, Marszewski was CFO of Brookfield Properties’ retail group, where she oversaw all aspects of the accounting and finance functions including property and operational accounting; SEC reporting and compliance; corporate finance; financial planning and analysis; and taxation. She was previously chief accounting officer of General Growth Properties Inc., which later merged with Brookfield, and prior to that spent 10 years in the real estate audit practice at KPMG, focused on both public and private REITs as well as equity funds.