WDP Partners, LLC was formed in 2002 by Gilbert W. Chester, John F. Rasor, Robert G. Mayhall and Robert L. Ward.  These four individuals constituted the senior executive management team, and were the managing general partners of Westcor Realty Limited Partnership prior to Westcor’s acquisition by Macerich (NYSE: MAC) in July of 2002.  The sale of Westcor to Macerich involved approximately 20 million square feet of retail projects, primarily regional shopping centers, and a total consideration of approximately $1.6 billion.  Shortly after the Westcor sale to Macerich, Todd Chester joined WDP as a principal of the company.  Todd was previously with Opus West Corporation, where he was involved in over 2,000,000 square feet of office, industrial and retail development and leasing.