Hudson Pacific Properties Appoints Disney Executive as Senior Vice President of Global Studios, Announces Executive Promotions
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (“Hudson Pacific”) (NYSE: HPP) today announced the hiring of Jeff Stotland as Senior Vice President of Global Studios, and the promotions of Drew Gordon to Executive Vice President of California Office Operations and Andy Wattula to Executive Vice President of Pacific Northwest/Canada Office Operations. The new structure is designed to support a holistic approach to operations across regions and segments as the company prepares for future growth.
“Adding a seasoned executive like Jeff Stotland to Hudson Pacific’s leadership is a huge win and he’ll be a tremendous asset as we further expand our studio platform,” said Victor Coleman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Pacific Properties. “At the same time, we’re elevating two members of our talented executive team, Drew Gordon and Andy Wattula, to take on broader leadership roles within office operations, which will strengthen our regional perspective and create efficiencies as we continue to scale that portfolio.”
As Senior Vice President of Global Studios, Stotland will lead the direction, growth and daily operations of Hudson Pacific’s studio portfolio, effective March 8, 2021. Stotland joins Hudson Pacific from Disney, where he served since 2014 as the Vice President of Strategy and Global Development with a focus on the Parks, Experiences and Products segment. In that role, he worked on a variety of new business initiatives, acquisitions, strategic planning, joint venture management and real estate development, both domestically and internationally. Prior to Disney, Stotland held a number of leadership positions in the aerospace and financial services industries.
Gordon, who previously served as Senior Vice President, Northern California, will now oversee operations for the entire California office portfolio, with properties in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. He has been with Hudson Pacific since 2011 and was instrumental in smoothly integrating and operating the 8.2 million-square-foot Equity Office Portfolio Hudson Pacific acquired in 2015.
Wattula, previously Senior Vice President, Pacific Northwest, is now responsible for operations of Hudson Pacific’s Vancouver and Seattle office portfolios, having led the latter since he joined the company in 2017. In 2019, he played a significant role in the company’s Bentall Centre acquisition and entry into the Vancouver market. Prior to Hudson Pacific, he held leadership positions at Beacon Capital Partners and Hines.