LOS ANGELES – Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) today announced that Andy Wattula, a Seattle real estate acquisition and development executive, has been named Senior Vice President and will lead the company’s operations in the Pacific Northwest.
Wattula previously worked for Beacon Capital Partners in Seattle and was responsible for asset management and development. At Hudson Pacific Properties, he will oversee the firm’s growing presence in the Pacific Northwest, where the company has seven properties totaling more than 1.5 million square feet of Class A office space in Seattle and the surrounding area.
“Andy Wattula has worked in the Seattle real estate community for more than a decade and understands this dynamic market,” said Victor Coleman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Pacific Properties. “The strength of the Seattle economy continues to create new, long-term opportunities for Hudson Pacific, and Andy’s experience and leadership will play a key role as we continue to expand in the region.”
At Beacon Capital Partners, Wattula ran the firm’s asset management and operations in the Pacific Northwest, as well as acquisitions and development in the region. Prior to Beacon Capital Partners, Wattula was a Director with Seattle-based Hines, where he focused on acquisitions, development, and leasing of projects in the area. Before Hines, he served for seven years as a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy. Wattula earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high quality office and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select West Coast markets. Hudson Pacific invests across the risk-return spectrum, favoring opportunities where it can employ leasing, capital investment and management expertise to create additional value. Founded in 2006 as Hudson Capital, the company went public in 2010, electing to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Through the years, Hudson Pacific has strategically assembled a portfolio totaling over 18 million square feet, including land for development, in high growth, high-barrier-to-entry submarkets throughout Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. The company is a leading provider of design-forward, next-generation workspaces for a variety of tenants, with a focus on Fortune 500 and leading growth companies, many in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. As a long-term owner, Hudson Pacific prioritizes tenant satisfaction and retention, providing highly customized build-outs and working proactively to accommodate tenants’ growth. Hudson Pacific trades as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information visit HudsonPacificProperties.com.