Global operator of
11601 Wilshire Boulevard, 11th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Employees: 4,400 worldwide
U.S. Managing Director: Kenneth Wong
The Westfield Group is one of the world's
leading retailing groups and the sixth largest company on the
Australian Stock Exchange. Company headquarters are in Sydney,
Australia with U.S. offices in Los Angeles.
The company is involved with ownership,
development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property
management, leasing and marketing activities of malls.
The Westfield Group has interests in 121
shopping centres valued in excess of $44.2 billion (U.S.) The
centres are located in Australia, the United States, New Zealand
and the United Kingdom. They feature strong positions in their
local markets with geographic, retail and economic diversity
providing a strong and consistent income stream.
There are 59 shopping centres owned by
Westfield in the U.S. with a total of 65.7 million square feet
and 8,900 retail stores. These malls are located in California,
Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Washington.
Westfield has used its name on malls to
create a strong brand and presence in major cities including
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC/Baltimore and San
In September, the company celebrated the
opening of Westfield San Francisco Centre following a $460 million
revitalization of the Emporium site with 170 stores including
Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.
Westfield Topanga (CA) celebrated its opening
in October with a $350 million investment and 140 stores.
Westfield owns 44 centers in Australia,
11 in New Zealand and 7 in the United Kingdom.
Westfield Development Group began in 1960
when it was listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange. Hornsby (Australia)
Shoppingtown would open in 1961.
The company would expand to the U.S. in
1977 with the purchase of the Trumbull Mall in Connecticut. The
company would grow aggressively through purchases of other malls
Westfield would expand to the U.K. in 2000.
The company acquired 16 Federated store
sites in 2006 at 12 of its malls following the merger of Federated
with May Department Stores.
Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance
Paid Time Off
Company paid Short-Term Disability
Company paid Long-Term Disability
Supplemental Voluntary Programs (Life, AD&D, Legal, Long
401(K) Savings Plan with Company Match
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Updated December 3, 2006