As Senior Manager of Development for Macerich, Hillary Zahm’s primary responsibilities have included coordination of future development and expansion plans for the Tysons Corner Center site and oversight of Access Tysons, the Transportation Demand Management program for the property.
The Tysons Corner Center development project involves transformation of the existing 2.5 million square foot regional shopping center into a Transit Oriented Development. The shopping center will ultimately be integrated with four phases of mixed-use development and the recently opened Tysons Corner Metrorail Station. Phase 1, which opened in 2015, includes a 550,000 square foot office tower, 500,000 square foot residential tower, 250,000 square foot hotel and accessory retail uses. These towers are integrated with the shopping center and nearby Metrorail station via a 50,000 SF vibrant, elevated plaza. The three future phases of development at Tysons Corner Center will include up to 2.2 million square feet of office, residential and retail development.
In addition to work at Tysons, Hillary is also involved in ongoing development/property issues of Macerich properties in Chicago, Illinois, Moline, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa.
Before joining Macerich, Hillary worked as a Planning Manager with the U.S. Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations, where she managed a team of designers and engineers in the planning process for future US embassies in Lusaka, Zambia, Pretoria, South Africa and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Previous to the State Department, Hillary served as a Senior Urban Planner with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP managing teams in the local government zoning entitlement process, including significant efforts with respect to the 2007 rezoning approval for Tysons Corner Center. Hillary has also worked as a Land Use Planner with VIKA, Inc., a civil engineering firm in McLean, Virginia and as the land use aide for then Supervisor Gerry Connolly on the Fairfax County, Virginia Board of Supervisors (Gerry Connolly is currently serving as the U.S. Congressman from the 11th District of Virginia).
Hillary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from James Madison University and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. Hillary is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and served the American Planning Association-Virginia Chapter as the Northern Virginia Section Director from 2002-2012.
Hillary recently returned to the U.S. from living abroad in Amman, Jordan and Tunis, Tunisia while continuing to telecommute for Macerich.