As director of international business development for Whitman Family Development, LLC, Eleonora Dobkin-Parkinson builds enduring business relationships with Whitman Family Development’s international partners, and she develops brands within the company’s portfolio of retail properties. She brings her extensive background in the international luxury and fashion industry as well as strategic retail real estate development for market leaders.
Prior to joining the Miami Beach-based company, Eleonora held a number of senior positions in the luxury industry. Most recently, she served as Director of international retail development for DSquared2. She also was instrumental in growing the international business for the Taubman company, recruiting cutting edge brands to commercial properties in Asia and the United States, including Las Vegas. Earlier in her career, Eleonora served as executive editor and publisher for Vogue Espana (Miami edition), which is distributed throughout Latin America. She served as CEO of Thomas Burberry, launching the brand worldwide and establishing numerous retail stores in Europe. She also was instrumental in expanding the portfolio of fashion brands for Harrods LLC during her tenure as assistant to the chairman and owner.
Eleonora was born in Argentina and is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the City University of New York.
MEET OUR TEAM
Ernesto Barrio is Director of Accounting for Whitman Family Development, LLC.
Lauren Bogage is Whitman Family Development's Leasing Director for Bal Harbour Shops and Brickell City Centre.
Brett French is Director of Leasing for Whitman Family Development, LLC.
Courtney Lord develops budgets, designs leasing strategies, and leads negotiations with tenants.
Ivor Nikolas “Nik” Massey
Ivor Nikolas “Nik” Massey works with legal, design and construction teams to evaluate existing and potential real estate developments.
Matthew Whitman Lazenby
Owner & Manager General
President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Whitman Lazenby represents the company in development, leasing, operational and asset-management issues.