Ron Wheeler - CEO
Ron Wheeler is Chief Executive Officer of The Sembler Company. Wheeler also currently serves on the Company’s board of directors. As CEO, Wheeler oversees acquisitions, development and property management across the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. In his previous role as chief operating officer, Wheeler was responsible for managing the financial and operating areas of the company, including investments, new business development, strategy, finance and accounting, risk management, human resources, public relations, marketing and information technology. Wheeler joined the Company in 1997 as vice president of investments overseeing all finance and investments sales activities. Prior to joining Sembler, Wheeler spent a decade in commercial real estate finance with NCNB and then in the role of vice president of commercial real estate lending with First Union National Bank.
Wheeler graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida, majoring in Business Administration and specializing in Finance. Wheeler is on the Advisory Board and a past member of the Executive Committee of the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, serves as a guest lecturer on the topic of business ethics, serves as a Board Member of the Real Estate Investment Council Tampa Bay and is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
Wheeler is the Board Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association - Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. He is also a Committee Member of St. Pete's Promise, focusing on obtaining grants for schools with at-risk students in St. Petersburg, FL. Formerly, Wheeler served as a member of the Central Business Council of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and on the Basic Needs Allocation Committee of the United Way Tampa Bay.
The Sembler Company is celebrating 50 years of creating retail real estate value. Sembler provides a full array of retail real estate services, including development and redevelopment, property and asset management, leasing and other related services throughout the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. Sembler has developed over 325 projects totaling 27 million square feet and currently leases and manages over 12.5 million square feet.