Shopping Centers Today– Not all father-daughter combinations work side by side in the industry, but they may still share a common bond that augments the family relationship. Such is the case with William (Bill) Beckeman, president and CEO of Burlington, Mass.-based Linear Retail Properties, and his daughter Bridget.
Bill founded Linear Retail, which owns, acquires, develops and manages retail properties in New England, in 2003. He is trained as a structural engineer, but also spent years in property management with John Hancock Properties and as a partner with Finard & Co. He has two daughters. Bridget, 28, is a Harvard graduate and has been an asset manager at Jamestown Properties since 2014. Her sister, Lily, 26, lives in New York City and is involved in the fashion industry.