Edward A. Chuchla, an executive at Las Vegas Sands Corp., is joining NBCUniversal as chief real estate officer, starting on Sept. 12.
Chuchla will oversee the company’s portfolio of more than 500 properties, including the Rockefeller Center headquarters and its 400-acre studio operation and theme park in Los Angeles. He’ll manage the company’s 25-year master plan for Universal Studios Hollywood. He will report to Ian Trombley, president of NBCUniversal operations and technical services.
Chuchla has been senior vice president of development for Las Vegas Sands Corp., where he oversaw global real estate and development. Before that, he was senior vice president of corporate operations and real estate for the Walt Disney Co. He spent more than eight years at Disney, assessing international development opportunities for theme park and corporate development projects.
He’ll succeed Corinne Verdery and Jasper Hasell. Verdery, formerly NBCU’s chief real estate development officer, joined Caruso Affiliated last month. Hasell managed the company’s global real estate portfolio.