Chief Operating Officer, Projects
Ms. Livingston joined Centennial in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, Projects. As COO, Projects, Whitney works closely with the Company’s Executive team and project teams to develop and execute accretive repositioning and redevelopment plans that create long term value for the Centennial Collection and its partners.
Prior to joining Centennial, Whitney worked for Madison Marquette, a national investment management and services company specializing in mixed-use and retail real estate, for 13 years in various leadership roles. Most recently, Whitney served as Madison’s head of Retail Property Services, overseeing Property Services for over 20 million square feet of real estate. During her tenure at Madison Marquette, Whitney successfully project managed the visioning, branding, merchandising, and redevelopment or repositioning process for assets owned by the company’s highest priority clients and partners, including PGIM, Blackstone, Principal Financial and UBS among many others. She has a proven track record of building, motivating and leading engaged teams committed to achieving property and corporate strategic plans.
Whitney discovered her passion for real estate unexpectedly after graduating Wesleyan University and co-founding a Midwest-based textiles company. She identified and negotiated leases with several properties and partners for the successful startup. This process ignited her interest in retail real estate ultimately moving her to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin her career with The Mills Corporation in marketing and innovation for key redevelopment assets.
Whitney now lives in Dallas, TX with her husband, Clint, and three young sons. She is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), currently serving at ICSC’s State Director for Texas (2018-2020) as well as a member of the Red River States planning committee and past Chair of ICSC’s Texas Convention (2017). Whitney is dedicated to giving back to our industry and serves as a mentor to several students and young industry professionals as well as a teacher for Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership.