Grosvenor announces Emily Petrila as Vice President, Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Grosvenor, an international property company with over 340 years of experience, has hired Emily Petrila as Vice President, Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary. As an officer of the company, Emily will advise on legal transactions, compliance and ESG matters, risk management and corporate activities for Grosvenor’s property activities in North America. 

Grosvenor has been an active owner and developer in the US and Canada for over 70 years. The business focuses on transformative projects and the creative improvement of its investment portfolio. Active in vibrant urban locations, the firm promotes sustainability within the built environment and strives to make positive contributions to neighborhoods and communities.   

Prior to joining Grosvenor, Emily worked for Hogan Lovells where she represented public and private companies, particularly in the real estate industry, in a wide range of corporate and securities matters. She began her legal career as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and obtained an A.B. in History from Princeton University.

Tamra Browne, Executive Vice President of Legal for Grosvenor in North America said, “Emily brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective to the team. Her broad transactional experience will be extremely beneficial to the business. We are thrilled to welcome Emily to Grosvenor.”

“I admire Grosvenor’s culture and values, and I’m pleased to join a farsighted organization that balances commercial returns with social responsibility. I look forward to supporting Grosvenor’s various business functions and progressing corporate initiatives”, said Emily Petrila. 

Grosvenor runs best-in-class ethical governance practices and progressive internal policies relating to career development opportunities, parental leave, and industry-leading employer contributions to 401k and RRSP. The company was also one of the first North American signatories to the World Green Building Council’s 2030 Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and reports to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). 

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