Retail Destination Hires Top Industry Professionals
LAS VEGAS – The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced the hiring of Derek Wedgeworth and Monique Clements as Assistant General Manager and Marketing Director for Downtown Summerlin, respectively. The new leadership team will be responsible for the continued growth of the 106-acre, 1.6 million-square-foot property, which represents the first phase of the urban core of the Summerlin community. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination features more than 125 stores and restaurants in a streetscape environment located in the heart of the award-winning master planned community serving the entire Las Vegas Valley.
In his role as Assistant General Manager of Downtown Summerlin, Wedgeworth will assist Senior General Manager Andrew Ciarrocchi in the day-to-day operations of the property. Wedgeworth brings more than seven years of management experience to the team. Prior to joining Downtown Summerlin, Wedgeworth spent three years with Caesars Entertainment, Inc. as Senior Manager for Resort Development, including notable projects such as The LINQ, The Cromwell and Bally’s Grand Bazaar. Prior experience includes a diversity of real estate experiences in development, asset management and investment acquisitions with Prudential Real Estate Investors. Wedgeworth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geography from Dartmouth College and a master of business administration from New York University.
As Marketing Director for Downtown Summerlin, Clements will be responsible for leading all marketing efforts. Clements has more than six years of design and marketing experience, including previous work as Marketing Manager for The Shops at Crystals on the Las Vegas Strip. She also previously served as Brand Marketing Manager for Aria Resort & Casino and for Smart City Networks, both in Las Vegas. Clements graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco. In 2011, she was part of a team that won an ICSC Gold Award for Innovative Design & Development of a New Project.
About Downtown Summerlin®
Downtown Summerlin is part of a planned urban center, which will serve the entire Las Vegas Valley. When complete, it will include retail, entertainment, office, hotel and multi-family residential, all designed to create a vibrant, walkable urban core within the 22,500-acre master planned community of Summerlin. In October 2014, the expansive, 106-acre, 1.6 million-square-foot Downtown Summerlin, which represents the first phase in the future downtown, opened to the public. Downtown Summerlin features nearly 125 stores and restaurants in a streetscape-shopping environment with pedestrian thoroughfares and dynamic storefronts in the center of the award-winning Summerlin master planned community. Located just east of the 215 Beltway, between Sahara Avenue and Charleston Boulevard, the development also includes a nine-story office building, One Summerlin. Additional information can be found on the website at www.downtownsummerlin.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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