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Blackstone’s EQ Office Appoints Alex Vouvalides as New CEO, Josh Hatfield as New COO

Office REIT and Blackstone portfolio company EQ has appointed Alex Vouvalides as CEO and Josh Hatfield as COO, effective June 6.  

Vouvalides and Hatfield succeed Frank Campbell, who is currently serving as COO and interim CEO. Campbell is retiring following a distinguished 26-year career at EQ and will remain with the company for three months to ensure a smooth transition. 

Vouvalides and Hatfield bring nearly 40 years of combined experience in real estate investing and operations and strong national tenant relationships. They have worked closely together since 2014 when they were both executives at Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP).  

At HPP, Vouvalides most recently served as the COO and CIO – roles in which he was integral in shaping the company’s overall strategy, had direct day-to-day oversight of the firm’s investment activity and led the leasing and development departments. Hatfield served as EVP of operations at HPP, where he oversaw a team of more than 250 employees serving over 1,000 tenants across the company’s five operating regions and 20-million-square-foot portfolio.  

In 2021, Vouvalides and Hatfield co-founded Eagle Point Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm focused on acquiring, developing, and operating premier office properties in high-growth, technology-anchored innovation markets. 

“Today is an exciting day for both EQ Office and Blackstone as we welcome two exceptional leaders who possess the experience and acumen needed to lead the next chapter of EQ,” said Rob Harper, head of real estate asset management Americas at Blackstone. “We are confident in the future demand for high-quality offices, and Alex and Josh are the ideal leaders to drive the evolution of EQ’s customer-focused approach.” 

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