Andy Wattula named Chief Operating Officer and Drew Gordon named Chief Investment Officer
LOS ANGELES, October 20, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP), a unique provider of end-to-end real estate solutions for tech and media tenants, today announced the promotions of Drew Gordon, formerly Executive Vice President for California Office Operations, to Chief Investment Officer, and Andy Wattula, formerly Executive Vice President for Pacific Northwest/Canada Office Operations, to Chief Operating Officer.
"Drew and Andy are tenured executives who have demonstrated their ability to strategically lead Hudson Pacific’s investments and operations functions, respectively," said Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO for Hudson Pacific. "This expanded organizational structure will support efficient decision-making and add value over the long term as we leverage our unique expertise and relationships to deliver world-class office and studio facilities."
As Chief Operating Officer, Wattula will oversee operations for the company’s entire office portfolio. Wattula joined Hudson Pacific in 2017 and has been instrumental in the success of the company’s Seattle and Vancouver operations. Prior to Hudson Pacific, Wattula was a Senior Vice President with Beacon Capital Partners and a Director at Hines. He also served as a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy.
As Chief Investment Officer, Gordon will oversee acquisitions and dispositions for Hudson Pacific. Gordon has been with Hudson Pacific since 2011 and has led operations throughout California and in Seattle. Prior to Hudson Pacific, he held executive positions at real estate firms including Venture Corporation, ATC Partners and SKS Investments.
About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP) is a real estate investment trust serving dynamic tech and media tenants in global epicenters for these synergistic, converging and secular growth industries. Hudson Pacific’s unique and high-barrier tech and media focus leverages a full-service, end-to-end value creation platform forged through deep strategic relationships and niche expertise across identifying, acquiring, transforming and developing properties into world-class amenitized, collaborative and sustainable office and studio space. For more information visit HudsonPacificProperties.com.
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