Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Parsons as regional managing director, UK and Italy.
Parsons will take up the position on 13 November, reporting to Michel Dessolain, chief operating officer Europe of URW. He will be responsible for the Group’s asset portfolio and development projects in the UK and Italy, building on the success of URW’s two UK flagship destinations, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. He brings over 25 years of investment, finance and operations experience in real estate and a strong track record of leading large developments within retail, as well as managing a diverse portfolio including theatres, cinemas, leisure and residential.
Michel Dessolain, chief operating officer Europe, URW said: “As Regional Managing Director, Scott will be part of our growth story against the backdrop of a rapidly changing industry, particularly in the UK. We have the best assets and the best teams to deliver success and are delighted that Scott will lead our UK and Italy business. His experience is of significant value to the Group as we increase our focus on densification and mixed-use developments. We are happy to welcome Scott within URW and look forward to writing this new chapter together”.
Parons’ most recent position was managing director, retail portfolio at Land Securities Group Plc. Prior to this, he served as president of European real estate at Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Parsons also spent 10 years at GE Capital Real Estate, where he led the UK business development team.