Poag Development Group

Corporate Headquarters
1770 Kirby Parkway, Suite 215
Memphis, TN 38138
Phone: 901.761.7604
Fax: 901.761.5325

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Our Company

The world of retail is changing at breakneck speed, and we are evolving to stay a step ahead. It’s important to find an innovative partner who has the experience and vision necessary to lead an industry in transition. Poag Development Group is that partner. We create great places that foster memorable experiences by focusing on the details. Over three decades ago, industry visionary Dan Poag, along with former business partner Terry McEwen, founded Poag Development Group’s predecessor and coined the term “lifestyle center.” Today, the mixed-use concept is the most sought-after retail real estate design, and we are widely recognized as an industry leader in the lifestyle and mixed-use segments.

As our industry evolves to mixed-use development solutions, we once again find ourselves at the forefront of innovation by blending our experience in placemaking centric, lifestyle retail with integrated residential, office, hospitality and entertainment uses. Our diverse team of professionals have worked on some of the largest, most complex mixed-use developments in the world. Our new partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) provides access to multiple real estate disciplines and resources, including JLL’s management and leasing services.

Poag Development Group strives to continue to be the leading mixed-use developer that focuses on retail and experiential retail as the basis for value creation. We anticipate success by filling this market void, maximizing opportunities with public/private partnerships, and creating unique and exciting environments. Our ideal opportunity is a value-add retail property, requiring our skills in redevelopment.

Poag Development Group focuses on placemaking and experiential retail as the basis for value creation. Our approach fills a void in the market by creating compelling places that authentically engage people in their daily lives: where they work, live, and shop.


Our People
President and Chief Executive Officer

Josh Poag is President and Chief Executive Officer at Poag. In his role as President and CEO, Josh is in charge of managing the executive team, overseeing key partnership relationships, running the day-to-day operations of the company, generating new business and establishing corporate vision and direction.

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Chief Financial Officer

David Selberg is Chief Financial Officer at Poag. In this role, he advises the Company on financial affairs, acquisitions, strategic planning, capital formation and allocation, and maintains relationships with bankers and joint venture partners.

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Sr. Vice President, Management and Marketing

Dean Shauger is Senior Vice President of Management and Marketing at Poag. In this role, he oversees property management and marketing across the company’s portfolio, the development of specialty income programs, and corporate facility management.

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Vice President, Leasing

Keith Laird is the Vice President, Leasing for Poag. In his role he leads the overall real estate and tenanting strategy for Poag’s portfolio of lifestyle centers.

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Vice President – Controller

Tim Thompson is Vice President-Controller at Poag. Tim leads the Company’s financial analysis group at Poag in preparing financial reports, coordinating cash management, analyzing business information, and monitoring internal operational controls.

Executive Vice President, Development

John is a senior developer with Poag and is responsible for the oversight of all development functions and collaborates with clients and client service teams to create and implement development strategies that maximize asset value. Additional responsibilities include serving as the Client’s Representative, where he is responsible for the administration and management of all facets of new development and redevelopments. In this role, he provides strategic planning and direction to the teams implementing the merchandising and development plans. John also plays an instrumental role in business development and relationship management for investor and occupier clients seeking retail services.

Senior Vice President, Development

Based in Los Angeles, Greg is responsible for identifying and executing large scale retail and mixed-use development opportunities from conception to successful completion.

Senior Vice President, Development

Gar is responsible for sourcing development and redevelopment opportunities to grow Poag’s retail and mixed-use platform, including securing debt and equity for their projects.  Gar was raised in the real estate business, and has over 30 years of retail development and redevelopment experience. His extensive background and retail knowledge includes expertise in real estate acquisitions, leasing, and financing.


Poag Development Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.