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Paul Kurzawa

Chief Operating Officer
CenterCal Properties LLC

Paul Kurzawa is an international real estate and entertainment executive with 28 years of multi-asset and multi-discipline expertise in the commercial real estate and entertainment industries. He has worked for some of the most distinguished global real estate and entertainment companies in the world including The Blackstone Group, Equity Office Properties, DreamWorks Animation, Westfield Corporation, Lend Lease Corporation, and Caruso. His most recent achievements include the launch of a $550 million redevelopment & repositioning project for Willis Tower in Chicago, the largest redevelopment project undertaken by The Blackstone Group anywhere in the world. Paul also launched a multi-million dollar retail development and entertainment business for DreamWorks launching two first-of-its-kind location-based entertainment concepts specifically developed to embrace and enhance the changing retail environment.

During Paul’s tenure as Chief Operating Officer for Caruso, one of the nation’s most highly respected private real estate developers, he was directly involved in the development of 8500 Burton Way and The Americana at Brand mixed-use developments located in Los Angeles, California. He also assumed leadership roles in the redevelopment of Westfield Century City and Westfield Valley Fair and oversaw executive management of Westfield’s west coast operations.

Paul is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in the United States, Australia, and China. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children.

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