Numa Jerome Joins Combined Properties, Incorporated

Combined Properties, Incorporated is pleased to announce that Numa Jerome, Jr.  has joined the firm as Senior Vice President, East Coast Leasing.

Mr. Jerome will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with retailers and brokers and leasing the firm’s portfolio of shopping centers on the East Coast.    Numa has over 15 years of experience working in real estate development, primarily with retail and urban mixed use projects.    His past experience includes all aspects of real estate leasing, strategic planning and financial analysis.

“Numa is what we refer to as a boomerang, a professional  who  worked with us in the early phase of his career and rejoins the firm after gaining additional experience elsewhere,” said Katherine D. Roberson, President.  “We are pleased that Numa has rejoined the firm,  he brings a fresh perspective to our management team, building upon his experience with a variety of other projects locally as well as nationally,” said Roberson.

Combined Properties is strengthening its management team as part of a strategic growth and aggressive development strategy.    During the past five years Combined has dedicated a considerable amount of time and resources to attracting and retaining talent.  “We are accomplishing our goals by providing executives with compelling professional opportunities and an above market benefit package,” said Roberson.    Combined Properties, Incorporated launched a joint venture with Chicago based Heitman in July 2007, for the acquisition of  institutional grade shopping centers in the Washington, DC and southern California metropolitan areas.


Numa Jerome has a BA in Economics from Boston University and a MBA from Georgetown University.   He comes to Combined Properties from Acadia Realty Trust and previously held positions at Federal Realty Investment Trust and Edens & Avant.    He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Firm Background

Combined Properties, Incorporated is a full-service real estate firm with offices in Washington, DC and in Beverly Hills, CA.  Founded in 1984, Combined Properties has consistently been ranked as one of the top private owners of retail centers in the Washington metropolitan area.  With a $1 billion portfolio comprised of 5 million square feet and a $500 million development pipeline, the firm is now branching