MaryAnn Hessee

MaryAnn Hessee

Vice President, Regional Specialty Leasing Manager

Current responsibilities

As a Regional Specialty Leasing Manager, MaryAnn oversees the specialty leasing programs in her portfolio of centers. Her primary responsibilities include working with the property teams on implementing specialty leasing strategies to help generate additional revenue and temporarily fill retail spaces. She develops best practices for the properties to successfully manage their specialty leasing initiatives. Additionally, MaryAnn provides strategic portfolio planning and reviews property budgets and forecasts to ensure that income goals are on target. MaryAnn is responsible for the development and training of Specialty Leasing Managers/Representatives and Specialty Leasing Coordinators for the programs.


MaryAnn has over 30 years of retail real estate experiences, with 11 years in the specialty leasing field. Prior to JLL, MaryAnn worked with Starwood Retail Properties as Regional Specialty Leasing Manager over the East Portfolio, which included 10 enclosed malls driving and supporting NOI of over $116M and achieving $23M in Specialty Leasing revenue. At the Taubman Co., she managed a $3.2M program in West Palm Beach, and assisted in leasing efforts at properties in Tampa, Miami, and Detroit. 

MaryAnn held the title of Senior Leasing Manager at Simon Property Group for 14 years. She leased five enclosed malls in Florida, from Miami to Orlando, with a total GLA of 3.2 million square feet. Simon Property Mid-Atlantic Region, she worked on three enclosed malls with a combined GLA of over 3 million square feet and was the lead leasing manager on a new Lifestyle Center built in 2001. During her tenure with Simon Property Group, she worked on eight major expansions and re-developments. MaryAnn’s prior experiences included 10 years with Concord Assets Group, originally based out of New York where she was a Regional Property Manager responsible for the management and leasing of 21 shopping centers with a GLA over 1.7 million square feet located throughout the Southeast. These properties were anchored by national tenants such as Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney, and regional grocery stores including drug stores and small shops. Her accomplishments include opening a new lifestyle at 100% perm leased for Simon Property Group. Other accolades and awards, include Specialty Leasing Highest Revenue Increase YOY, Highest Increase in Occupancy YOY, Special Awards – Always Taking the High Road (TCO), and Visual Victories from Specialty Retail Report / ICSC.

Education and affiliations

MaryAnn is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Florida.