Luke is Link’s chief executive officer, responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction with a particular focus on driving profitability and building a winning corporate culture.
He has over 20 years of financial and global real estate management experience, most recently serving as the chief executive officer of Shopcore and LivCor properties. Luke previously held the positions of chief financial officer and treasurer of DDR Corporation, one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the United States. While at DDR, he served in various roles and held responsibilities including capital raising activities, balance sheet management, lender relations and execution of various corporate-level transactions. Before DDR, Luke served as chief executive officer and a director of shopping center owner EDT Retail Trust (formerly Macquarie DDR Trust) and as director of transactions with Rubicon Asset Management, where he oversaw approximately $5 billion of transactions across real estate and real estate structured finance markets in the United States, Europe and Japan.
Luke received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Macquarie University. He is a trustee and member of the executive board for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He also serves as a board member of World Business Chicago, Chicago’s public-private economic development agency. In addition, he is co-founder and chairman of CoreGiving, an organization that seeks to fight childhood hunger and food insecurity. Luke is also a member of Inc. Masters, a private community of founders and CEOs whose firms have appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Luke and his wife, Chantal, have three children and moved from Australia to the United States 12 years ago. They enjoy spending time together at the beach, skiing and watching the Cleveland Browns.