President and Chief Executive Officer

Josh Poag serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Poag Shopping Centers, a position he has held since its formation in 2014. He was previously President and CEO of Poag & McEwen Shopping centers from 2009 until 2014.

Poag Shopping Centers manages and/or leases 17 lifestyle centers, comprising approximately 5.2MM square feet.

With 20 years of experience in the lifestyle center industry, Josh has worked on all facets of the business. Josh has previously served as Executive Vice President- Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer, Vice President- Development, Development Manager, Project Manager and Leasing Manager. Before joining Poag’s predecessor, Josh was a financial analyst and engineer.

In his role as President and CEO, Josh manages the executive team, oversees key partnerships and runs the day-to-day operations of the company. Josh’s strengths lie in generating new business and establishing corporate vision and direction for the company. Josh is focused on creating unique projects that provide an experiential environment for customers to shop, eat and be entertained. Josh is attuned to the future of the lifestyle center industry and how it is adapting to the rapidly changing world. He ensures that Poag Shopping centers is creating multidimensional properties that function as the core of the community in which they are located.

Josh is a member of ICSC; is on the board of the ICSC PAC; and co-chairs the Advocacy Committee for the PAC.  He serves on the Platinum Commercial and Retail Development Council of ULI and on the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees for Princeton University.  He serves on the Real Estate Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  Josh served as Chairman of the Board of Community LIFT, a non-profit organization that strives to accelerate revitalization in neighborhoods across Memphis. Josh was named one of the 40 under 40 by the Memphis business Journal. Josh earned his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Princeton University in Chemical Engineering.