The Glendale Galleria has a new leader.
General Growth Properties Inc. last week named Chris Bilotto as the new senior general manager at the landmark shopping center with 250 specialty stores and anchors including Nordstrom, Macy's JCPenney and Target.
Bilotto previously managed General Growth's Arizona Center, a 250,000-square-foot shopping, entertainment and office complex in Phoenix.
Bilotto takes over one of the largest centers in Southern California and one that some Glendale business leaders hope will get a bit of a makeover.
Bilotto leads a staff of 14 in overseeing tenants, promotional events, security and other features of the Galleria.
"This is a phenomenal property," Bilotto said. "It is a great asset for us. A lot of first-market concepts open up at this location, and there are only a select few properties in our portfolio that get those kind of events."
Bilotto mentioned Tuesday night's party for the season premiere of the television show "Glee," which drew hundreds to the Galleria for a rooftop screening, as one example.