Chris Pearson is Vice President of Development and Planning for Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP), a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment company headquartered in Los Angeles. HPP owns and operates more than 17 million square feet of state-of-the-art office and studio properties. Since joining HPP in 2013, Mr. Pearson has been integral in the rapid growth of HPP on the West Coast, and securing high-profile anchor tenants including Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more.
Prior to HPP, Mr. Pearson led the Office of Economic and Business Policy for then Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa. As the city’s top economic advisor, Mr. Pearson facilitated entitlements for over 5 million square feet of development, including projects such as the USC-University Village Redevelopment Project and 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard. These projects have a value of over $2B. His office successfully entitled 1,000,000 square feet of new office development in Los Angeles and Seattle with a total value of $1 Billion including Netflix campus in Hollywood and Google at Westside Pavilion
Mr. Pearson serves as an Executive Board Member for the Central City Association, LMU Alumni Association Board of Director, South Park Business Improvement District’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee Member, Executive Board Vice President for the Hollywood Network Collaborative, is on the Business Advisory Committee for the Miguel Contreras Foundation, and Co-Host of LA Goes Pink for the Breast Cancer Research Fund. He is also involved with the Urban Land Institute and World Economic Forum – Global Shapers.
Mr. Pearson received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University and graduated from UCLA Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.