Westwood Financial Restructures $1.2 Billion in Assets into Single, Privately Held Company

by Katie Sloan

Los Angeles — Los Angeles-based Westwood Financial Corp. has restructured ownership of 77 of its 120 retail center holdings and its management company to form a single, $1.2 billion retail real estate company.

The new company, Westwood Financial, is now positioned to more easily access capital and appeal to investors with larger appetites, and has dramatically streamlined its operations.

The company recently rebranded in conjunction with the restructuring, launching a new logo, signage and a new tagline: “Retail. Evolved.” A new website is currently underway, and will launch soon.

Westwood will own and operate more than $1.2 billion in retail assets and will provide third party asset management and related services for $200 million worth of properties owned by the co-founders of the firm.

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