LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2017) — Caruso, one of the largest, privately held real estate development and hospitality companies in the U.S., announced today its appointment of Emily Winkle to Executive Vice President of human resources, effective immediately. Winkle will be responsible for overseeing all human resources functions on behalf of Caruso, including talent acquisition, talent management, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, and corporate culture.

Winkle comes to Caruso from TrueCar Inc., where she served as Senior Vice President, People, leading all human resources activities. She also has held Executive Human Resources positions at Activision Blizzard and Caesars Entertainment, and began her career at Bain & Company.

“We have unlimited growth opportunities based upon our successful track record and skilled professionals. Now is the time to invest in our future as an organization to achieve short- and long-term goals. We have adopted a five-year plan that sets a goal of doubling the size of the company’s NOI,” said Rick J. Caruso, CEO and founder, Caruso.

“In order to achieve this goal, world-class talent attraction, retention and management are critical to the company, said Caruso. “I am confident that Emily will be a valuable asset to Caruso.”

“Caruso has a celebrated reputation for providing the most exceptional hospitality for guests across portfolios,” said Emily Winkle, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Caruso. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Caruso team to provide the same level of experience and work environment to the outstanding employees at Caruso, as well as prospective talent considering joining us.”

She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. in economics from Stanford University. She was the recipient of the Southern Nevada National Association of Women Business Owners “2010 Women of Distinction – Rising Star” Award, and in 2011, she received HR Magazine’s “Rising Star” award.

For additional information about Caruso: http://www.caruso.com.

About Caruso
Caruso, formerly known as Caruso Affiliated, is one of the largest, privately held real estate development and hospitality companies in the U.S. All of its properties are distinguished by an unparalleled guest experience and unwavering dedication to serving the local community – transforming them into central gathering places for residents and tourists alike. Two of its marquee properties, The Grove and The Americana at Brand, rank in Shopping Center Today’s list of the top 15 shopping centers around the world, based on sales per square foot, 75% above the industry norm. The Grove also ranks as #2 on Fortune’s 10 highest sales-generating shopping centers in the U.S. list. In addition to The Grove and The Americana at Brand, Caruso develops, owns and operates a growing portfolio of world-class retail, residential, mixed-use, and hospitality assets. Caruso is currently investing more than one billion dollars in new lines of business, including a five-star beach-front resort in Montecito; a mixed-use luxury residential tower in the heart of Los Angeles; and a mixed-use dining, entertainment and retail collection in Pacific Palisades. In early 2016, Caruso opened The Masonic Temple; a nine-story 1929 landmark Art-Deco building that has been meticulously revitalized to become Class A innovative office space and street-front retail in Glendale. For more information, visit www.Caruso.com.