// Unibail-Radamco-Westfield bolsters leasing team with appointment of Kate Orwin as new UK & Italy leasing director
// She joins from Hammerson where she was leasing at its UK flagship centresw
// She will replace Keith Mabbett, who will take on a new role of senior adviser – business development
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has appointed Kate Orwin to to the role of UK and Italy leasing director.
Effective from February 26, Orwin joins from shopping centre rival Hammerson, where she was responsible for leasing Hammerson’s UK portfolio of flagship destinations.
In her new role at the parent company of Westfield, she will be responsible for leasing strategy, key occupier relationships and leadership of the leasing team.
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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 replace Keith Mabbett who will take on a new role of senior adviser – business development.
In his new role, Mabbett utilise his networks and strong relationships to ensure Westfield’s centres continue to meet the changing needs of consumers.
“We’re delighted that Kate has joined our team, heading up the leasing function for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the UK & Italy,” regional managing director Scott Parsons said.
“Kate brings with her 20 years of industry experience across flagship destinations and we look forward to welcoming her on board.
“Keith 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.
“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.”