Thor Equities Names Melissa Gliatta COO
- Jan 13, 2016
New York—Global leader in urban real estate Thor Equities recently named a new chief operating officer of Thor Equities North America. Melissa Gliatta was promoted from within to COO after more than two decades at the company.
Gliatta was previously executive vice president of Thor Equities. In her new role as COO, Gliatta will work closely with Joseph Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, to expand company’s business activities throughout North America. Gliatta’s responsibilities include overseeing asset management, leasing, human resources, development and construction, as well as marketing and property management.
“Melissa has been an integral part of our company for over two decades. Her strong leadership and operational skills have enabled us to attract a team of dedicated and experienced professionals, and help grow Thor into a full-service firm with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America,” said Sitt in prepared remarks.
Thor’s properties in North America are strategically located in major markets including New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston, as well as Montreal’s prestigious St. Catherine Street.
Gliatta joined Ashley Stewart in 1995, a women’s clothing retailer founded by Sitt, and played a prime role in operating and expanding the company to 380 stores in over 100 cities. In 2003, Gliatta was named Vice President of Thor, focusing on operations and management of the company’s growing commercial real estate portfolios. She was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2010.