"I am inspired by the fact that the creation of a true community is what Newland has been about for over 50 years. The thoughtful way we approach the design and innovate every community we build using the best and brightest talent from our teams helps us achieve our goal of creating great communities for people to live in ways that matter most to them for generations and generations." — Rita Brandin

Rita Brandin is responsible for directing the planning and entitlement activities for Newland Sierra, a future 2,000-acre master-planned community in San Diego. She oversees all aspects of land development, including strategic planning, entitlement processing, and management of a multi-disciplinary internal and external consultant team comprised of planning, engineering, financial, and legal professionals. Previously, she was responsible for the master plan design and entitlement, infrastructure design and construction, land sales execution, and coordination of vertical development for Symphony Park, a mixed-use project in downtown Las Vegas under a previous agreement with the City of Las Vegas as landowner and Newland as Development Manager.

Rita has more than 20 years of experience in real estate asset management and development. Prior to joining Newland, she was Vice President of asset management and retail development with additional responsibilities as the Chief Operating Officer at Metroflag Management LLC. Before that, she was Senior Vice President of retail development for The Howard Hughes Corporation and Vice President and Senior Development Director for The Rouse Company where she oversaw the expansion and redevelopment of Fashion Show, the largest shopping center in Nevada.

Rita received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia, and a space planning and design degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta. She is a Certified Shopping Center Manager, a professional designation awarded by the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a member of the Urban Land Institute serving on its Urban Mixed-Use Council. Rita is a member of Newland's senior leadership team and also supports the company’s effort in the development of institutional capital.