Howard Hughes Corp. appoints new chief innovation officer

by Lindsey Wells

The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) recently announced that Jesse Carrillo has been named the company’s chief innovation officer. 

According to a press release, Carrillo will oversee the strategy and operation of the company’s innovation and technology platforms across its national portfolio of large-scale master-planned communities and mixed-use properties. 

Previously, Carrillo was the chief information officer of Hines, where he directed all corporate technology, strategy and standards for the firm. 

“Jesse’s expertise will be invaluable in keeping our communities at the forefront of innovation and sustainability,” said Carlos Olea, HHC’s chief financial officer. 

Carrillo is a member of the CIO Executive Council, Real Estate Cyber Consortium, Cyberhouston.org and WiredScore Smart Building Council. He also serves on the advisory boards of Realcomm International, Quest Oracle Community and the Houston Baptist University College of Science Engineering. 

Additionally, Carrillo is president of the Houston Chapter of Society for Information Management and serves on the board of Genesys Works.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join HHC and bring my experience working with some of the most progressive venture capital firms and disruptive startups to this exciting company,” said Carrillo in the release. “HHC has a longstanding commitment to remaining an industry leader with the integration of cutting-edge technologies. I look forward to working with the team to continue to ensure the long-term growth and success of the incredible communities we develop.”

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