Dec 15, 2020
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Westfield names Orwin leasing director in UK, Italy

Dec 15, 2020

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has appointed Kate Orwin leasing director for the mall giant’s UK & Italy operations. She joins 26 February from rival Hammerson where she was responsible for leasing its UK portfolio of flagship destinations.


In her new post, Orwin (pictured above) will be responsible for leasing strategy, occupier relationships and leadership of the leasing team. She will also oversee strategy and negotiations for current and new occupiers while working closely with the operating management, asset management and development teams.

Orwin will succeed Keith Mabbett who is moving to a new position of senior adviser for Westfield’s business development. In his new role, Mabbett will “utilise his networks and strong relationships to ensure Westfield’s centres continue to meet the changing needs of consumers”.

Scott Parsons, regional MD UK & Italy at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, said of the Orwin appointment: “Kate brings with her 20 years of industry experience across flagship destinations. Now more than ever, it’s important that we continue to bring the best experiences to our customers, and Kate’s breadth of experience will help ensure that Westfield centres continue to attract the best and newest brands”. 

He also said Mabbett moves into his new role "having underpinned our successful leasing platform since 2004, creating unique opportunities and bringing first to market brands to our centres and reinventing our spaces”.

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