NewMark Merrill Cos., a shopping center owner, has grown its executive team by six with a half-dozen outside hires brought aboard to meet demand as the retail sector opens post-pandemic.Working locally from the firm’s Woodland Hills headquarters, Edwin Morgan has been hired as CAM accountant. With more than 20 years of real estate-industry experience, Morgan most recently served as senior property accountant at a national shopping center owner and operator.Larissa Yllescas has been chosen as human resources coordinator. Previously, she served as human resources coordinator at a national accounting and advisory services firm. She will work with NewMark Merrill’s People Support and Recruiting Operations teams.Isak Sabzanov will serve as senior property accountant. He previously worked for NewMark Merrill for four years.Also, Max Kinsbruner – recently graduated from the University of Alabama – has been hired as the new operations assistant.Elsewhere, NewMark Merrill has hired Earl Gratuito as its new assistant property manager in Sacramento and Liliana Palacios as assistant property manager at Anaheim Town Square in Anaheim.“I am so happy to see so many great and talented individuals joining our company and we look forward to our journey with them as we continue to serve and care for our merchants, our communities, and grow a work environment that is rewarding and challenging,” NewMark Merrill Chief Executive Sandy Sigal said in a statement.NewMark Merrill owns or manages a portfolio of more than 85 shopping centers valued at more than $2 billion in California, Colorado and Illinois.