Officials of The Howard Hughes Corporation announced today that John E. DeWolf has joined the company as a senior vice president. DeWolf, whose office will be located in Columbia, will head up the company’s development operations in Columbia, Howard County, Alexandria, Va., and Princeton, NJ.
DeWolf brings more than 30 years of real estate and development experience to his new role. Most recently, he headed his own consulting firm leading real estate strategy, portfolio management and start-up guidance for multi-billion dollar businesses.
Previously, DeWolf was Executive Vice President Real Estate/Strategic Initiatives for New York & Company and held senior leadership roles with New England Development, Woolworth Corporation and The Disney Stores, Inc. He also supervised the initial development of Easton, a 1,000-acre mixed-used project in Ohio.
“Becoming part of such a dynamic up-and-coming company is an enormous opportunity for me,” said DeWolf. “I look forward to working with HHC’s terrific local team, County officials and the residents of Columbia and Howard County on moving forward the downtown redevelopment efforts.”
"The Maryland Communities, Landmark and West Windsor are important strategic assets for the company. John brings the acumen and experience necessary to ensure that the full potential values of these key assets are realized,” David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation, stated. “John’s appointment is a clear example of our dedication to identifying the best leaders for our management team, and our commitment to the time and exploration necessary to find the ideal leaders for each vital role.”
DeWolf holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University. He is married and has four children.