Mr. Kurzawa is the Managing Director-Development for Equity Office and will initially oversee the redevelopment of Willis Tower, the nation’s second tallest building. In addition to his responsibilities for Willis Tower, Mr. Kurzawa will also oversee redevelopment and repositioning strategies for other real estate assets owned or managed by the Equity Office and Blackstone.
Mr. Kurzawa joined Equity Office from DreamWorks Animation where he served as Global Head of Retail Development and Entertainment. In this role, he was responsible for the studio’s worldwide retail brand development and integration initiatives.
With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Kurzawa has worked for some of the most highly respected and successful retail real estate developers in the world including Westfield Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lend Lease and Caruso Affiliated. During his tenure at Caruso, The Grove and Americana at Brand in Los Angeles both previously ranked in the top 10 highest sales performing shopping centers in the world.
Mr. Kurzawa has served both as an executive member and board member of the Century City Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member of the Starlight, Starbright Children’s Foundation. Mr. Kurzawa received his bachelor’s degree from the Australian National University.