Hudson Pacific Properties Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team

Gary Hansel has been appointed Senior Vice President, Regional Operations for Southern California and Joshua A. Hatfield has been appointed Senior Vice President, Regional Operations for Northern California. The executives, along with Drew B. Gordon, Senior Vice President for the Pacific Northwest, will oversee key aspects of Hudson’s real estate portfolio in their respective regions, including construction and operations, and will report directly to Chris Barton, EVP, Operations and Development. Leasing efforts will continue to be centralized under the direction of Hudson’s corporate leasing team.

“I am pleased to announce the roll-out of a new region-based organizational structure that I believe will help propel the next phase of growth for Hudson,” said Victor J. Coleman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. “Drew, Gary and Josh are seasoned real estate executives with tremendous expertise and each are ideally suited to lead Hudson Pacific Properties in their respective regional markets. It is my hope that with this new regional emphasis, we will be better positioned to focus on our business and growth strategies and to continue to successfully execute them.”

Prior to joining the Company in February 2014 as Senior Vice President, Regional Operations for Southern California, Gary Hansel spent 16 years at Arden Realty, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Portfolio Operations, providing leadership to various key departments and coordinating with regional operations teams to develop and maintain building operating standards. Since joining Arden in 1998, Mr. Hansel has contributed his expertise in a wide range of positions, including Vice President of Operations of Los Angeles, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Howard Hughes Center, and Assistant Controller, where he oversaw the CAM and Lease Administration Department. Mr. Hansel has spent 27 years in the Real Estate business, including his work at Cushman & Wakefield as a Portfolio Manager where he managed the Bank of America and GTE/Verizon corporate real estate accounts. Mr. Hansel holds an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from National University.

Prior to joining the Company in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Regional Operations for Northern California, Joshua A. Hatfield served for more than nine years in senior positions at GE Capital Real Estate, primarily in San Francisco. Mr. Hatfield began his career at GE as Director of Debt Originations for GE Capital Real Estate, operating in Chicago and San Francisco, with responsibility for originating new real estate loans and specialty investments with core real estate clients in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, and resort developers worldwide. For the last seven years, he has held a number of portfolio management roles overseeing joint venture and wholly owned real estate in west coast markets. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Hatfield held business development positions in the software and technology consulting fields in Chicago and Stuttgart, Germany. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois. Following his graduation from West Point, Mr. Hatfield served as an infantry officer with the 1st Cavalry Division in the US, the Middle East and Bosnia.

About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office properties and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select growth markets primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California. The Company’s strategic investment program targets high barrier-to-entry, in-fill locations with favorable, long-term supply-demand characteristics in select target markets, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. The Company’s portfolio currently consists of approximately 6.4 million square feet, not including undeveloped land that the Company believes can support an additional 1.9 million square feet. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Hudson Pacific Properties is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For additional information, please visit

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