Michelle Isabel inside Brookfield Properties office Michelle Isabel inside Brookfield Properties office
Partner to Empower

Meet the team

Your team of retail experts

During your application process, you will be connected to a team that is committed to racial equity within the retail industry and to the success of your business. They look forward to collaborating with you on your Partner to Empower journey. If you have questions about the program, please contact us.


Michelle Isabel VP, Partner to Empower

"Partner to Empower is just the first step in Brookfield Properties’ pursuit to break down barriers and make our malls more diverse. We’ve been inspired, not only by the stories businesses have shared with us, but by the overwhelming support of the community and their contributions to the program. Together, we’re changing the retail landscape and I can’t wait to see what the future of this program holds."

Michelle acts as the Vice President of Partner to Empower. Her proudest professional achievement was being asked by senior leadership to develop and implement Brookfield Properties’ Partner to Empower program, which brings diversity to our shopping centers to better reflect the local communities they serve and grow Black-owned businesses in our physical spaces. 

Featured team members

Romaine Smallwood-Faison Romaine Smallwood-Faison

Romaine Smallwood-Faison

General Manager Mondawmin Mall

Michelle Smith Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Regional Vice President Business Development


Rhianne Menzies Rhianne Menzies

Rhianne Menzies


Eddie Bowles Eddie Bowles

Eddie Bowles 

Sr. Director
Tenant Coordination

Oliver Gunanto Oliver Gunanto

Oliver Gunanto
Vice President
Information Technology

Ronata Cameron Ronata Cameron

Ronata Cameron
Strategic Partnerships Representative
Business Development

Our hands-on Retail Workshop facilitators

We are proud to have Global Core Strategies & Consulting as our Partner to Empower Retail Workshop facilitator.

Ron and Linda Harvey - Global Core Strategies and Consulting

Ron Harvey

Co-Founder and
Vice President 

Linda Harvey

Co-Founder and

Global Core Strategies & Consulting is a client-centered, forward-thinking leadership company focused on building real relationships, doing things that matter, and helping clients achieve sustainable results. The company is built on one of the most core fundamentals in business — to maximize employee performance, trust, morale, and productivity. Global Core Strategies & Consulting collaborates and engages with clients on leader development, effective communication, building trust, cultivating talent, and leveraging diversity to ensure the organization’s objectives are achieved.

Thank you to our incredible collaborators — both businesses and mentors — for lending your expertise at the Partner to Empower Retail Workshop. We couldn't do this without you!