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The Hollywood Partnership Board of Directors is comprised of a distinguished group of up to 25 property owners in Hollywood who oversee the management of the Hollywood Entertainment District PBID (Property Based Improvement District).

The HP Board of Directors generally meets on the third Thursday of each month.

2024 Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, June 20, 4:00pm | Agenda
  • Thursday, July 18, 4:00pm
  • August - Hiatus
  • Thursday, September 19, 4:00pm
  • Thursday, October 17, 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 21, 4:00pm (Annual Meeting)
  • Thursday, December 19, 4:00pm (Tentative)

In accordance with Governor Newsom's termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, we have returned to in-person meetings. Read more about the Governor's decree here. Board meetings are held at 6922 Hollywood Blvd Suite 925.

Chase Gordon

Gordon California Properties, LLC – Chair of the Board

A native Angeleno, Chase Gordon’s family has been in Hollywood for over 75 years. He works in commercial real estate, specializing in both tenant and landlord representation. Mr. Gordon brings a unique knowledge of Hollywood, as well as a keen eye for underutilized space and value-add opportunities. He’s leveraged his deep understanding of the film and entertainment industries to better serve the real estate needs of his clients in both sale and lease transactions.

The foundation of Chase’s business philosophy is taking a holistic approach to every situation and building long-term, trust-based relationships with his clients. He received a Master’s in International Business from the Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis in 2012, graduating with the highest possible honors. In the following year, he completed his MBA at San Francisco State University where he was an active participant in the Graduate Business Association. Though Chase lives in Eagle Rock with his wife and young son, he is a big believer in the Hollywood community and feels continuously reinvigorated by the progress that has been made over the last 25 years. Gordon currently serves as Vice Chair for The HP and Chair of the Place Enhancement Committee.

Tony Zimbardi

AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts - Vice Chair

Tony Zimbardi is the Vice President of Campus Operations and Production at AMDA College of Performing Arts. AMDA is the first truly urban campus in Hollywood with a community of over 1,300 faculty, staff, and full-time students on the streets of Hollywood every day.

Overseeing the security and well-being of such a community requires an extraordinary amount of effort and coordination. In this role, Zimbardi works closely with many agencies, including LAPD and LAFD, the HP security team, real estate owners, and commercial groups. He is deeply dedicated to the community's safety and the neighborhood's improvement. Zimbardi recently completed his second term as The HP's Board Secretary and also serves on the Place Management Committee and Place Enhancement Committee.

David Gordon

Condominium Owner, The Broadway Hollywood - Secretary

David Gordon has lived in Hollywood for over 40 years, most recently as a homeowner at The Broadway Hollywood. Most of his career was at the O’Melveny & Myers law firm, where he chaired the Tax Department and worked extensively in areas involving corporate law, labor law, municipal finance, and litigation. Gordon is currently a Managing Director at Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc., which advises boards of public companies with respect to all aspects of executive compensation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Broadway Hollywood Homeowners Association and has previously served in leadership positions with many other organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Tax Section (chair), the Center for Early Education (chair), and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (President). Gordon’s overall long-term objective is to continue the upgrading of the Hollywood Entertainment District (HED), to help it achieve its potential of being a world class business/residential area.

Jeffrey Moghavem

Archway Holdings - Treasurer

Jeff Moghavem is the Vice President of Archway Equities, overseeing a variety of initiatives for Archway’s portfolio including acquisitions, asset management, construction, leasing, and property/financial management. During his time at University of Southern California, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business as well as minor in Real Estate Development from the Price School of Public Policy. As a board member, Moghavem hopes to help continue the progress and revitalization of the community with a focus on enhancing safety, reducing homelessness, and implementing strategic placemaking initiatives. He is a member of the Place Enhancement Committee and ad-hoc Finance Committee.

Katie Ullman Zandona

Ullman Investments - Immediate Past Chair

Representing the Hollywood Orange Building at 6933 Hollywood Blvd., Katie Ullman Zandona oversees communications and asset management for Ullman Investments and is the second generation of her family to serve on the BID board. As a board member, Zandona hopes to contribute to the continued revitalization of Hollywood by supporting The Hollywood Partnership’s main programs and efforts. Currently, she serves as a board member for the Hollywood Historic Trust, and also serves on Council District 13’s Street Closure Committee and The HP’s Place Management Committee. Zandona previously served as a board member for the Hollywood YMCA and served several terms as vice chair of The HP. When she’s not working or wrangling her twin daughters, Zandona enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family & friends.

Eric Eisenberg

The Renaissance Group

Eric Eisenberg, a native Angeleno, is the President and CEO of the Renaissance Group, an urban
redevelopment firm that has served as a catalyst for urban transformation in various Los Angeles
communities, including Hollywood and Venice. The Renaissance Group’s current, primary project
area is the Historic Waterfront District of San Pedro, where Eric is deeply integrated in the community.
He is the current Commissioner and President for the City of Los Angeles Department of
Transportation and Commissioner and President of the County of Los Angeles Department of Arts and
Culture. As a member of The Hollywood Partnership Board of Directors, Eric would like to focus on
quality of life issues and enhancing the walking experience along Hollywood Boulevard both in the
daytime and night. He is looking forward to the opportunity to serve and work toward all of the
common goals of the organization.

Brian Folb

Paramount Contractors & Developers

Continuing a long-standing family commitment to Hollywood, Brian Folb first joined the board in 2009 and served as the Board President of the Central Hollywood Coalition in 2011. As a Principal of Paramount Contractors & Developers, Folb represents the area surrounding the Sunset Boulevard/Wilcox Avenue area. He is a strident supporter of the BID and is interested in sustaining and enhancing the benefits provided to property owners in the BID.

An active member of the community, Folb serves on several boards, including the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Chamber Economic Development Committee, Hollywood Chamber PAC, is a founding Board Member of the Friends of Hollywood Central Park, and is on the Honorary Advisory Board for The Center. In addition to being on the board of the Hollywood Police Activities League (HPAL), he is also serving as Treasurer for the Hollywood Police Support Association Board of Directors. Folb currently serves as Chair of the Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

Michael Gargano

Argent Ventures

As managing director at Argent Ventures, Michael Gargano oversees the development partnership between Argent Ventures and MP Los Angeles, which includes the proposed 1.2 million sq. ft. Hollywood Center project near the iconic intersection of Hollywood & Vine in Hollywood. Gargano has worked on major real estate development transactions, including Argent Ventures' redevelopment of the Manhattan Mall in New York City. Prior to joining Argent Ventures, he was a real estate attorney with Shearman & Sterling, where he represented institutional and government clients on major real estate and financial transactions. Gargano serves on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Fund for Public Health in NYC.

David Green

Nederlander West Coast

David Green is the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Nederlander West Coast and
represents the property that houses the iconic Pantages Theatre and office building near Hollywood
and Vine as well as other Hollywood real estate parcels.  Green has been a steadfast contributor to
the Hollywood community for decades, as a member of both the BID and Hollywood Chamber of
Commerce (HCC) Board of Directors.  He currently serves on the boards of the Hollywood Central
Park, HCC Legislative Action Committee and the IATSE Local 33 Pension & Health & Welfare Trusts. 
On the BID board, he has served as president (1999 – 2001) at the time the board of directors
presided over two contiguous BIDs (the Phase 1 and Phase 2 BIDs which ultimately merged into one
BID in 2001).  He also previously served as Treasurer, as well as on the Nominating Committee
several times, and most recently served on the ad-hoc Finance Committee. Green is enthusiastic for
his next term and remains committed and excited about the future of Hollywood.

Seth Hallen

Light Iron

Seth Hallen is Managing Director of Light Iron which is a Hollywood-based feature film and episodic
television post production company owned by Panavision that supports filmmakers, studios, creatives,
and technologists with facilities across North America.  Having always been passionate about storytelling, technology and business management, Hallen moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue a career in media and entertainment and maintained his key focus on enabling creatives and technologists to do their best work. Prior to joining Light Iron, he was a partner and head of business development at Pixelogic Media, SVP of global creative services at Sony New Media Solutions, the CEO of Testronic Labs, VP of Operations for Lightworks, and the producer of the Emmy Award-winning TalkShow.TV. Hallen joined the Board of the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and currently serves as HPA board president, a position he has held since 2016. By serving on the Board of The Hollywood Partnership, Hallen hopes to play a meaningful role in improving and maintaining a safe, clean and hospitable environment for The HP’s businesses and residents, and better connecting media and entertainment professionals to other sectors of The HP’s professional community.

Amy Lemisch

Netflix

Amy Lemisch is Director of Studio Affairs┃Public Policy at Netflix supporting film and series production
and studio operations in the U.S. Her work focuses on production infrastructure development;
community and government relations; and content production facilitation. Prior to joining Netflix, she
was the longest serving head of the California Film Commission, where she oversaw the state’s efforts
to facilitate and grow film, television and commercial production and administered California’s multi-
billion-dollar Film & Television Tax Credit Program. Prior to joining the Film Commission, Ms. Lemisch
was a feature film producer with Penny Marshall’s company, Parkway Productions. She is looking
forward to supporting the work of the board and engaging in issues that improve the work/life
environment for residents and businesses.

Sarah Letts

Hollywood Community Housing

Sarah Letts is the Executive Director of Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) and has over 30 years of experience in the development and financing of affordable rental housing. Since joining HCHC in 2016, Ms. Letts has directed the nonprofit organization towards significant growth by increasing the supply of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing owned and operated by HCHC. Prior to joining HCHC, Ms. Letts was the Executive Director of an affordable housing developer called Community Corporation of Santa Monica. She also spent eleven years at FannieMae where she invested over $2 billion in 300+ apartment buildings financed with low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity. Ms. Letts earned degrees in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University and a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA. As a member of The Hollywood Partnership Board of Directors, she will support the organization’s strategic priorities and contribute her knowledge and ideas for how to address the housing and homelessness crisis in the community.

Chad Lewis

Klein Financial Corporation

Chad Lewis is the Senior Vice President of Development & Senior Housing for Klein Financial
Corporation, a real estate investment, development and consulting firm specializing in tax exempt
bond multifamily residential development. Lewis is involved in the senior asset management of the
Company’s two real estate investment funds with investments in over 3,300 units and approximately
$770 million in property value and its 450 senior housing units. Chad has over 25 years of experience
in operations management, asset management, marketing and property entitlement. He studied
Communications at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, received a Graduate Certificate in Real
Estate Investment from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Publishing for Professionals
Program at Stanford University. Lewis has previously served as Chair (2017-2018), Vice Chair, Chair
of the CEO Search Committee and member of the Executive Committee for The Hollywood
Partnership.

Anne Mehrtens

Hudson Pacific Properties

Anne joined Hudson Pacific Properties in 2015 and serves as Senior Vice President, of Studio
Operations. She is responsible for Sunset Studios and Quixote Studios operations in Los Angeles.
Before joining Hudson Pacific, Anne was Vice President, Asset Management for Topa Management
Company is a diversified holding company in Los Angeles that focuses on beverage distribution, automotive retail, insurance/financing, and real estate. Mehrtens also worked as Vice President of Operations at GE/Arden Realty. During her tenure at GE/Arden, she managed over 9 million square feet of office space spanning Los Angeles, Northern California, Pacific Northwest & Chicago. She held several other executive roles at Arden, Sr. Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Manager and Senior Manager. Mehrtens currently serves as a board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Nazzal

Yorkwood LLC

Michael Nazzal has been the property manager of 6800-6820 Hollywood Blvd. for the past fifteen years. He is also part owner and the manager of the Walk of Fame Hostel Hollywood. Having grown up in Los Angeles, he graduated from Loyola High School and completed his Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University. Nazzal was involved with the BID and the Tourism District Overlay Zone (TDOZ) formation during the HED BID Renewal in 2018 and currently serves on the TDOZ Steering Committee. Since then, Nazzal and the committee have successfully implemented changes to improve the walkability and safety on the Walk of Fame. As a board member, Nazzal would like to focus on improving the District for both residents and tourists.

Kelly Olin

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Kelly Olin manages the Los Angeles real estate portfolio for Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT), which includes the iconic Galaxy Theater Building and the Peterson Building on Hollywood Blvd. Prior to Federal Realty, Olin managed a portfolio for a California Special Health District, with a concentration on asset management, strategic development, and leasing. A transplant from the east coast 20 years ago, she has managed properties ranging from hospitals to shopping centers to high-rise office buildings, with a consistent focus on creating safe and enjoyable places to work, play, and live. This focus continues for the work ahead for the Hollywood Partnership. Olin currently serves on the TDOZ Steering Committee and is a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Olin received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Master's Degree, in Business Administration and Management, from Western Governor's University. A resident of Redondo Beach, and a beach girl raised on both coasts and Hawaii, Olin can often be found on The Strand, or vacuuming sand out of her car.

Jenifer Paquette

Kilroy Realty

Jenifer Paquette is the Vice President, Asset Management for Kilroy Realty Corporation’s Los Angeles
portfolio, including several Class A properties in Hollywood. Kilroy’s Hollywood portfolio consists of
over 1 million square feet of mixed-use office, historical and retail space at Columbia Square, Sunset
Media Center and On Vine, in addition to two high-rise residential towers, Columbia Square Living and
Jardine. Jenifer has worked in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years with experience in
operations management, asset management and leasing. As a board member, she hopes to assist in
the BID’s ongoing efforts to push for humane policies to rehouse homeless individuals, improve street
safety and cleanliness and implement beautification and revitalization efforts to improve the walkability
and overall experience for Hollywood’s businesses, residents, and visitors. Jenifer currently serves as
chair of the Advocacy & Economic Development Committee.

Drew Planting

Goldstein Planting Investments

Drew Planting, Co-Founder and Principal of Goldstein Planting Investments, was born and raised in the Hollywood area. He has extensive experience in real estate development, acquisition, financing and management over the last 30 years and manages over $1bn in assets. Planting is a former partner of Maguire Partners and J.H Snyder. He has a keen interest in the HP’s mission, served as Board Treasurer and brings a long history of real estate ownership in Hollywood. His short-term objective for the HP would be to continue with the “safe and clean” strategies. In the longer term, he would like to continue the efforts to increase developments in designated areas to foster more housing creation. Planting currently serves on the Advocacy and Economic Development Committee and has completed one term as Board Chair.

Michael Pogorzelski

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)

Michael Pogorzelski is the Director of the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Pogorzelski has been a board member since 2003 and currently is a member of the Place Enhancement Committee. He initially joined the board out of the belief that creating a business improvement district seemed to be the way to make positive changes happen and create a better Hollywood during the course of months or years - rather than decades. For his next term, Pogorzelski would like to make the most effective use of the HP’s resources to address the homeless crisis in the district. His long-term goal is to return a sense of safety and well-being to all who are here, as well as bring the history of the neighborhood to life in tangible ways that remind residents and visitors of the storied and glamorous history of Hollywood.

Joe Rehfeld

Condominium Owner, W Residences Hollywood

Joe Rehfeld and his family have worked, lived and enjoyed the arts and outdoors in Hollywood for 15
years. A residential property and business owner, Rehfeld desires to bring the residential voice to the
Hollywood Partnership while supporting commercial property owners and businesses vital to
Hollywood’s success. He envisions engaging more Hollywood stakeholders in the community’s on-
going revitalization and growth. Rehfeld earned a B.A. from the University of Washington and worked
in mergers and acquisitions, business development, finance and marketing for Microsoft Corporation
and several start-up technology ventures. He co-founded Brentwater Partners in Hollywood in 2010
with his son, managing clients’ financial and business affairs. He serves on the Hollywood Partnership
Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

Larry Wilkes

Related

Larry Wilkes, Vice President of Related California, represents Argyle House, Related’s luxury apartment tower development in Hollywood. Wilkes is responsible for managing the origination, financing, entitlement, development and asset management of numerous market rate, mixed-income and mixed-used developments throughout California. He brings to the board expertise in real estate development, finance and land use policy and has an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Through his work on the board, he hopes to continue the growth and revitalization in Hollywood, creating new public facilities like parks, green space, and recreational facilities, and attract new businesses and residents to Hollywood.

Elections

Annual elections begin the first Thursday in June when the nominating committee sends a mailing to all property owners to notify them of open seats and the opportunity to submit names for considerations.  The application packet can be found here. The deadline for candidates to submit is the third Thursday in June at 5:00 p.m. PST. The slate of nominees as chosen by the nominating committee will be announced on the last Thursday in August and posted here. If the slate is not contested, those property owners shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of The Hollywood Partnership on the third Thursday in November.