Senior Management

Victor J. Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Victor J. Coleman serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of HPP’s Board of Directors, and has been a member of the Board since HPP’s initial public offering. Prior to the formation of HPP, Mr. Coleman founded and served as a managing partner of HPP’s predecessor, Hudson Capital, LLC, a private real estate investment company based in Los Angeles. In 1990, Mr. Coleman co-founded and led Arden Realty as its President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director, taking that company public on the NYSE in 1996 and selling it to GE Real Estate, a division of General Electric Capital Corporation, in 2006. Mr. Coleman is an active community leader, and is on the Founding Board of Directors for the Ziman Center for Real Estate from 2004 to the present at the Anderson School, UCLA, and the Boards of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission and the Los Angeles Chapter of WPO. Mr. Coleman’s previous experience as a director also includes service on the board of other public companies such as Douglas Emmett, Inc. from 2006 to 2009, and he currently serves as a trustee on the board of Kite Realty since 2012. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mark T. Lammas, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Mark T. Lammas serves as HPP’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since HPP’s initial public offering. Prior to the formation of HPP, Mr. Lammas was a consultant to HPP’s predecessor, Hudson Capital, LLC, from September 2009. Before that time, Mr. Lammas was a Senior Vice President from 1998 to 2005, then Executive Vice President from 2006 to 2009 of Maguire Properties, Inc., where he principally oversaw finance and other transactional matters, since first joining that company as its General Counsel in 1998, then assuming other senior executive responsibilities after Maguire Properties went public on the NYSE in 2003. During his tenure, Mr. Lammas directed that company’s major capital market transactions, including corporate and asset financings and common and preferred equity offerings, acted as its principal liaison with institutional partners, and was responsible for compliance with corporate financial covenants and the accuracy of all financial reports and public disclosures. Prior to joining Maguire Properties in 1998, Mr. Lammas was an attorney with Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, where he specialized in representing developers, institutional investors and pension funds in their acquisition, development, financing, investing, and entity structuring and restructuring activities. Mr. Lammas is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Economies of Industrial Societies, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Christopher J. Barton, Executive Vice President, Development & Capital Investments

Christopher Barton serves as Executive Vice President, Development and Capital Investments, where he oversees all of HPP’s redevelopment, development and capital improvement projects. Prior to taking on his current role and since HPP’s initial public offering, Mr. Barton served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Development. Prior to the formation of HPP, Mr. Barton served as Vice President of Construction & Development of HPP’s predecessor, Hudson Capital, LLC, where he was responsible for operations and development. Beginning in 1997 until joining Hudson Capital, LLC in November 2006, Mr. Barton served as First Vice President for Arden Realty, where he was responsible for conceptual development, land entitlements, financial analysis and construction management for all real estate developments. Before his tenure at Arden Realty, Mr. Barton was Project Manager at Beers-Skanska Construction Company where he managed large-scale construction projects in the southeast US. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of Hollywood Freeway Central Park. Mr. Barton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and Master of Business Administration degree in both Real Estate and Finance from the University of Georgia.

Alexander Vouvalides, Chief Investment Officer

Alexander Vouvalides serves as Chief Investment Officer, overseeing the Company's acquisition and disposition activities and participating in property financings. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and, prior to that, Vice President, Asset Management. Alex joined our predecessor, Hudson Capital, LLC, in 2009 as an Associate focused on acquisitions and investments, primarily responsible for acquisition analyses, financial due diligence, and asset management assignments.Before joining Hudson Capital, LLC, he was an Associate in the Real Estate Finance & Securitization Group at Credit Suisse working in both the firm's New York and Los Angeles offices, where he underwrote and closed major acquisition and recapitalization loans across various asset types including office, hotel, retail, land and construction. Prior to that, Mr. Vouvalides worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York. Mr. Vouvalides graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Kay L. Tidwell, Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Kay L. Tidwell joined HPP in November of 2010 and serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining HPP, Ms. Tidwell was an attorney with the global law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she began her legal career in 2002 in the Los Angeles office, advising on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including HPP’s initial public offering. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Tidwell served as the US associate in the German offices of Latham & Watkins. In 2004, Ms. Tidwell was awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, through which she worked in Germany in the legal department of Deutsche Bank and served as a US legal advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Justice. Ms. Tidwell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, magna cum laude, from Yale College and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.

Dale Shimoda, Executive Vice President, Finance

Dale Shimoda has served as Executive Vice President, Finance since HPP’s initial public offering. Prior to the formation of HPP, Mr. Shimoda was a consultant to HPP’s predecessor, Hudson Capital, LLC, on various financial and operational matters, primarily related to its media and entertainment properties at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson. Prior to his engagement with Hudson Capital, LLC, Mr. Shimoda was Vice President of Acquisitions at Arden Realty, where he underwrote and performed due diligence on most of that company’s acquisitions. Mr. Shimoda has also worked in capital transactions at the Yarmouth Group, a New York-based pension fund advisor owned by Lend Lease, and as a management consultant at Ernst & Young and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. Mr. Shimoda is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Harout Diramerian, Chief Accounting Officer

Harout Diramerian joined HPP in July of 2010 and serves as Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining HPP, Mr. Diramerian was Vice President of Finance and Analysis at Thomas Properties Group, Inc., or TPG, where he was responsible for corporate level earnings and cash flow projections, net asset valuations, and corporate finance forecasting and analysis. Mr. Diramerian was instrumentally involved in all equity offerings at TPG, including its initial public offering, secondary offering, private placements and an at-the-market equity offering. When he started at TPG in 2003, his primary focus was managing the joint venture relationships and leading the related financial reporting efforts. In addition, Mr. Diramerian was also involved with leading the budgeting and forecasting processes as well as tracking and analyzing property performance. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Diramerian spent a total of eight years in real estate practice groups, first at Nanas, Stern, Biers, Neinstein and Co. LLP, then at Arthur Andersen LLP, and lastly at KPMG LLP, where he was a manager. Mr. Diramerian is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting.

Elva Hernandez, Vice President, Controller

Elva Hernandez joined HPP in August 2010 and serves as Vice President, Controller, and is responsible for all finance and operations accounting functions. From 2006 until joining HPP, Ms. Hernandez was an Assistant Controller at GE/Arden Realty, where she was responsible for Sarbanes Oxley audits, as well as the preparation and review of financial statements. She was also instrumental in all acquisition and disposition operational transitions. Ms. Hernandez joined Arden Realty in 2003, and held other positions during her tenure, including Senior Corporate Accountant and Senior Property Accountant. From 2000 to 2003, she was a Property Accountant with Charles Dunn RES, Inc. Ms. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from California State University, Los Angeles.

Laura Campbell, Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

Laura Campbell joined HPP in October 2014 and serves as Vice President, Head of Investor Relations, where she oversees the company’s investor relations, marketing and communications initiatives. Ms. Campbell was Director of Investor Relations prior to her current role. From 2011 until joining HPP, Ms. Campbell was Director of Capital Raising at Beal Private Capital, a boutique advisory firm providing marketing, investor relations and communications guidance to private equity and hedge fund managers. From 2007 to 2011, she worked in acquisitions and asset management at CIM Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund, where she underwrote more than $3 billion of debt and equity investments and managed assets representing $400 million of invested capital. Ms. Campbell has also held positions at Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Urban Investment Group and the University of Pennsylvania’s Facilities and Real Estate Services department. She began her career working in economic development in New York City. Ms. Campbell earned a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School and a Master of City Planning from the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Brown University. Ms. Campbell holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Joshua Hatfield, Executive Vice President, Operations

Joshua Hatfield joined HPP in March of 2014 and serves as Executive Vice President, Operations, where he oversees all of HPP’s corporate and portfolio operations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hatfield served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Senior Vice President, Northern California. Before joining HPP, Mr. Hatfield served in various senior positions at GE Capital Real Estate, primarily in San Francisco. From 2008 to 2014, he held a number of portfolio management roles at GE overseeing joint venture and wholly owned real estate in west coast markets, including as Senior Asset Manager and Region Manager. He began his career at GE as Director of Debt Originations, operating in Chicago and San Francisco, with responsibility for originating new real estate loans and specialty debt investments. Mr. Hatfield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International and Strategic History with a Minor in Systems Engineering from the US 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 Army infantry officer.

Arthur X. Suazo, Executive Vice President, Leasing

Arthur Suazo joined HPP in July of 2010 and serves as Executive Vice President, Leasing, where he oversees all of HPP’s leasing activities and personnel. Mr. Suazo served as Senior Vice President, Leasing, Vice President, Leasing and Director of Leasing prior to taking on his current role. Before joining HPP, Mr. Suazo served as Director, Brokerage Services for Cushman & Wakefield from 2008 to 2010, as Regional Manager for Sperry Van Ness from 2007 to 2008 and as a Senior Portfolio Leasing Manager for Arden Realty from 1997 to 2006. While at Arden, he was responsible for the leasing of over 60 projects, in excess of six million square feet, of various class and product types throughout Southern California. Mr. Suazo is a longtime member of the Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collegiate Search Youth Foundation, and formerly served on the Board of Directors for CareAmerica Federal Credit Union. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Healthcare Management from California State University, Northridge.

Steven Jaffe, Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Jaffe joined HPP in September of 2015 as its Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining HPP, Mr. Jaffe most recently served as the Chief Investment Officer and Principal of BH Properties, a private real estate investment company, where he focused on acquisitions, dispositions and the marketing of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Jaffe served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of BH Properties. During his tenure at BH Properties from 2003 to 2015, he was responsible for the strategic growth and direction of the company while also overseeing legal matters. Before joining BH Properties, Mr. Jaffe was a member of the firm Russ August Kabat where he focused on acquisitions, dispositions and real estate development. In 1990, he joined the Alexander Haagen Company as counsel, a private shopping center development company that would later go public as Alexander Haagen Properties/Center Trust, after which Mr. Jaffe would serve as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to that, Mr. Jaffe was an associate at the law firm Pircher, Nichols and Meeks. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley before earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Andrea Rupp, Vice President, Human Resources

Andrea Rupp joined HPP in September 2012 as Vice President, Human Resources and oversees the company’s human resources functions. From 2010 until joining HPP, Ms. Rupp served as Director of Human Resources for The Sports Club/LA, a collection of luxury fitness and health clubs located in Los Angeles and New York. Ms. Rupp has held various human resources positions in media and entertainment, including from 2009 to 2010 at Bexel, a provider of broadcast services, and from 1999 to 2008 at Blue Man Productions, the organization that manages, produces and promotes Blue Man Group worldwide. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Gary Hansel, Senior Vice President, Southern California

Gary Hansel joined HPP in January of 2014 as Senior Vice President, Southern California. In this role, Mr. Hansel has primary responsibility for oversight of HPP’s operations in Southern California. Prior to joining HPP, Mr. Hansel was Senior VP of Operations at GE/Arden Realty from 2008 to 2014. During his tenure at GE/Arden Realty, he also led a national team of regional vice presidents and over 60 property management professionals responsible for a portfolio of more than 14 million square feet of office space with over 1,000 tenants. Prior to serving as Senior VP of Operations, he held other roles at Arden, including VP of Operations from 2005 to 2007, in which he was responsible for day-to-day management of a nine million square foot portfolio, and Senior Portfolio Manager from 2001 to 2004, as well as Assistant Controller from 1998 to 2000, in which role he oversaw the company’s operational accounting for multiple regions. Prior to joining GE/Arden Realty, Mr. Hansel spent over eight years at Cushman & Wakefield as a Portfolio Manager managing property operations and lease administration aspects of third-party corporate real estate clients. He has an Accounting Science degree from National University.

Drew Gordon, Senior Vice President, Northern California

Drew Gordon joined HPP in February of 2011 and oversees operations in Northern California as Senior Vice President, Northern California. Mr. Gordon previously oversaw HPP’s operations in both Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining HPP, Mr. Gordon served for one year as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Venture Corporation, where he focused on acquiring distressed commercial loans and properties. In 2009, Mr. Gordon formed Gordon Realty Investments, a San Francisco-based real estate advisory firm. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Gordon was Partner and Director of Acquisitions at ATC Partners, a full-service real estate firm in San Francisco, where he focused on acquisitions and repositions of West Coast office properties. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Gordon served as Senior Vice President and Development Manager for SKS Investments in San Francisco, an investor, advisor and developer of commercial real estate properties in the Western US. Prior to SKS Investments, he served as Project Manager/Construction Manager for Hines Interests in San Francisco. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the San Francisco BOMA PAC and the City of Hope Real Estate Council, and recently served on the Board of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAIOP, of which he is now a member of the Advisory Council. Mr. Gordon graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in the Urban Development Program.

Andy Wattula, Senior Vice President, Pacific Northwest

Andy Wattula joined HPP in October 2017 as Senior Vice President, Pacific Northwest. In this role, Mr. Wattula has primary responsibility for oversight of HPP’s operations in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining HPP, Mr. Wattula served as Managing Director with Beacon Capital Partners in Seattle, where he oversaw asset management and operations of Beacon Capital Partners’ properties in the Pacific Northwest, as well as acquisitions and development in the region. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Wattula served as a Director with Hines in Seattle, focused on acquisitions, development and leasing of projects in the area. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Wattula served as Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Wattula earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Bill Humphrey, General Manager, Hudson Media Properties

Bill Humphrey joined HPP in May 2014 General Manager, Hudson Media Properties with operational and financial responsibility for Sunset Gower Studios, Sunset Bronson Studios and Ocean Way Recording. Prior to joining HPP, Mr. Humphrey was Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Point 360, an industry leading digital media service company, from 2013 to 2014. Prior to joining Point 360, he was Principal and founder of Water Clock Media, a direct media and entertainment consulting firm. Mr. Humphrey has led production services, digital distribution and technical operations on a global scale for NEP Broadcasting from 2010 to 2012, Technicolor from 2007 to 2010, Turner Broadcasting Systems from 1999 to 2000 and Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1984 to 1999. He also has extensive strategic planning experience including executive positions with IBM from 2005 to 2007 and Next Left from 2000 and 2002. Mr. Humphrey is the recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Technical Emmy, Sony’s 50th Anniversary Innovation Award, Ad week’s Icon Award and the Anthology Film Archive Award. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.