Ayahlushim Getachew is Senior Vice President at Thomas Properties Group (TPG). In this capacity, Ms. Getachew, who joined TPG in May, 2006, is responsible for leading TPGs efforts in advising NBC Universal on the Evolution masterplan and backlot residential development, as well as for TPGs proposed development of the Metro/Universal station, a 1.4 million square foot Class A office development and the redevelopment of the Wilshire Grand Hotel and Office complex into a 2.5 million square feet office and hotel development. Previously, Ms. Getachew was a partner and managing member of Kensington Holdings, a boutique real estate development company located in Los Angeles, California. Prior to her tenure at Kensington Holdings, Ms. Getachew served as the Regional Administrator overseeing the Downtown Los Angeles region for the City of Los Angeles¿ Community Redevelopment Agency. Ms. Getachew began her work at the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency in 1990. Prior to that, she served as Chief Planning Deputy for City Councilman Robert Farrell. Ms. Getachew received her Bachelor of Science from Pomona College in Claremont, California. Ms. Getachew has three boys, who inspire her passion for open space and "Parks for People".