Brent Obleton to enhance and expand Hudson Pacific’s policies and initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion
LOS ANGELES — Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) today announced the appointment of Brent Obleton, Ed.D. as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Obleton will be responsible for developing and executing an organizational strategy to advance Hudson Pacific’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), whether related to the company’s internal processes, external relationships or the real estate industry at large.
In addition to creating new programs, he will also build upon existing DE&I and belonging efforts at the company, including partnerships to enhance the pipeline of diverse talent, developing programs to advance underrepresented employees and leading the Employee Resource Groups program.
“At Hudson Pacific, we recognize that the true value of diversity can only be realized through equitable systems and inclusive cultures where all employees have a sense of belonging,” said Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Pacific. “We are extremely fortunate to have Brent join Hudson Pacific in this new role. With his experience and our entire team’s commitment, we will advance our vision of a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company and industry.”
“I am excited to join an organization that has been at the forefront of innovation in the real estate industry and that is committed to furthering DE&I efforts both internally and within the wider real estate ecosystem,” said Brent Obleton, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. “I look forward to expanding DE&I initiatives and partnerships in ways that foster a more inclusive environment where our employees and colleagues feel seen, heard and valued.”
Obleton previously served as the Senior Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner within Genentech’s Chief Diversity Office, where he developed and led cross-functional DE&I strategies and initiatives for this large global organization. Before that, he served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director for Stanford University’s Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership.
Obleton earned a Doctor of Education degree in Organization Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, both from Kennesaw State University.
About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific is a real estate investment trust with a portfolio of office and studio properties totaling over 20 million square feet, including land for development. Focused on global epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Google, Netflix, Riot Games, Square, Uber and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP and listed as a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index.