STEPHAN GIETL is a principal and co-founder of Aventura, Florida-based mckafka Development Group. He serves as the Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Gietl also operates European Property Development (EPD), a leading development company founded in 1990 in Central Eastern Europe, with a history of experience in the Czech Republic. Today, EPD is a major player on the Prague market, and has developed assets in excess of € 600 million. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gietl was responsible for the successful and timely completion of a downtown mixed used project of the more than one million square feet of retail office and parking space at trophy property “Palladium” in Prague in 2007. Prior to entering the real estate industry in 2002, Gietl’s background included serving as Chief Finance Officer in both the Private Equity and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries and in 1994 held title as Controller at IBM. Mr. Gietl is also a member of the International Shopping Center Counsel and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Gietl was born in Austria. He holds a Masters in Business degree from the Austrian School of Business Administration and the California State University. In 2010, Mr. Gietl graduated from the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP) at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.