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Industry Experts Chosen to Lead Waterside District

Industry Experts Chosen to Lead Waterside District
Industry Experts Chosen to Lead Waterside District
Industry Experts Chosen to Lead Waterside District
The Cordish Companies Selects Experienced Staff to Oversee the Success of Waterside District

The Cordish Companies has selected Glenn Sutch and Courtney Wolfe to manage Waterside District as President and Private Events Director, respectively. The top-notch duo bring a combined 40+ years of business, management and operations experience to Waterside District from their backgrounds in the food and beverage, entertainment and tourism industries.

Glenn Sutch

Glenn Sutch, Waterside District President

Waterside District President Glenn Sutch, currently residing in the city of Norfolk, brings extensive business and entertainment experience to Waterside. He will oversee all aspects of Waterside District which will ultimately employ about 1,000 people. Sutch will play a key role in ensuring the ongoing success of this destination for the community and visitors to the region, as the dynamic, mixed-use development rolls out best-in-class dining, events and festivals.

Sutch comes to Waterside District from Xfinity Live!, southern Philadelphia’s four plus acre dining, entertainment and retail district. As the Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest entertainment complexes in the east coast, Glenn was responsible for overseeing more than 1,000 employees and over $30 million in annual revenue. Sutch also has an extensive entrepreneurial background having worked as the Vice President of his family’s business, quickly growing to multiple companies as multi-million dollar enterprises.

Courtney Wolfe, Private Events Director

Courtney Wolfe, Private Events Director

Private Events Director Courtney Wolfe, a Hampton Roads native, will be responsible for managing the extensive private event opportunities available at Waterside District, as well as provide support for various marketing activities. The unique combination of Norfolk’s waterfront and Waterside District’s many options for hosting events both large and small will allow the community and businesses to create memorable, impactful events and celebrations once the venue opens in April 2017.

Wolfe started her career managing restaurants and hotels in Virginia Beach. As Director of Sales for the Chesapeake Conference Center she quickly became an early supporter of local tourism, laying the groundwork for the city’s tourism department. Courtney spent the next ten years working with former Congressmen Forbes’ campaign, where she was responsible for managing all events and fundraisers in the Hampton Roads and Richmond markets. She also has an impressive history with events held in the City of Chesapeake, including managing the popular Chesapeake Wine Festival and the Tap! Tap! Craft Beer Festival. Both of these local festivals have raised thousands of dollars for Hampton Roads non-profits and charitable organizations.

Additional news about private events, tenant announcements, event information and more will continue to be released through Waterside District’s website ( and social media channels: Facebook (, Instagram (watersidedistva) and Twitter (@WatersideDistVA). 

About Waterside District
Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors. A comprehensive $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk’s iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace will allow visitors to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts that integrate the downtown with its waterfront. Learn more and engage through Waterside District’s social media channels on Facebook
(, Instagram and Twitter (@WatersideDistVA). For leasing information or media inquiries, please contact or visit

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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