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SVP Tenant Coordination (United States)
Karen is in charge of new retail tenants, to help them on design specifications and new store openings.
“For me, 2018 was a year of transformation and change. I began the year in my longtime role as Senior General Manager of Westfield Valley Fair – our flagship centre in Silicon Valley – but during Q2 was given the opportunity to take on a new challenge and transition to our Los Angeles corporate office to assume the role of Senior Vice President for Tenant Coordination.
I had first imagined that leaving Valley Fair right in the midst of the property’s ambitious $1.1 billion redevelopment would be tough – both for me and the team. However, handing over the reins of the centre’s operations to my extremely capable deputy and her team was tremendously reassuring. Seeing how they successfully took over and ran with the project was a definite highlight for me. Their success has been a validation – not just of their own undeniable talents – but of the planning we had done together ahead of time and of our entire Group’s emphasis on teamwork, collective decision-making, and career advancement opportunities.
These same aspirations are now guiding day-to-day interactions with my new Tenant Coordination team. Together, we are pursuing an incredibly exciting agenda to completely rethink the future of store design and experiences.”