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Tavistock Development Company June 2017 – To Date Director of Hospitality Development
A leading master-planned community developer in Florida expanding into mixed-use and hospitality projects.
Managing the $500m+ investment in the re-development of 35 acres of Fort Lauderdale at Pier 66 into a destination resort hotel and marina including condominium, retail, office and marine facilities.
MLX Consulting 2002 – 2008 2014 – To Date Founder & Principal
Guiding developers to create engaging, experience-driven, sustainable and profitable environments.
Assembling world-class teams to deliver actionable strategies covering design, feasibility, branding and development management with a focus on driving participation and sharing in diverse markets.
Pico PRO Inc 2015 - 2016 President & CEO
A passion to create unique experiences and environments that are engaging and profitable.
Established a new business division for Pico Group, one of Asia’s leading brand activation,
events and exhibition company; focused on the hospitality, real estate and retail industries.
Kushner Companies Feb-Dec 2007 EVP, Managing Director
Kushner Companies 2002 - 2003 VP, Design & Development
Diversified real estate company, with $10bn of residential, office and hospitality portfolio investments.
Recruited by the Principals to establish the hospitality group, execute a strategic action
plan and manage all aspects of investments and developments.
Morgans Hotel Group 2005 - 2007 EVP, Development
Creators of the boutique hotel segment, owner / manager of 13 hotels in the United States and Europe
Spearheaded ground up construction for new properties in South Beach, Scottsdale
and Las Vegas and renovations to existing properties in London, Los Angeles and Miami
KEO International Jun – Oct 2005 Director, Hospitality Development
Largest architecture and engineering infrastructure project managers in the Middle East.
Owner’s Representative for $300m mixed-use 5* hotel/condominium & retail development in
the Diplomatic District in Doha, State of Qatar, on behalf of the client, the Minister of Finance.
James Hotels / BR Guest 2003 - 2004 SVP, Development
Leading restaurant group with properties in New York and Las Vegas expands into hotels and resorts.
Identified, retained and directed the consultant teams for design, sourcing and construction
projects across the United States, including hotel renovations, repositionings and new builds.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2001 - 2002 Project Director, Architecture & Construction
One of the largest hotel companies in the world , owns and operates 1,100+ hotels in 93 countries.
Managed all aspects of design and construction including consultants, contracts, permits, site
operations and tenant coordination for $60m flagship W Times Square.
Wilson Associates 2008 - 2013 Principal, Corporate Director of Development
Leader in hospitality interior design for luxury hotels and resorts with 350 staff in 7 international offices.
Executed a detailed strategic plan for business and corporate development, enhancing project
and studio leadership and represented the firm on its largest high-profile international projects.
Rockwell Group Architecture 1997 - 2001 Associate Director
New York's go to designers for unique environments for hospitality, culture and entertainment.
Directed and mentored the dozen project managers, architects and designers within my studio,
responsible for budgets, schedules, client liaison, presentations, manpower and profitability.
LEADERSHIP IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT,
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS IN THE LUXURY & LIFESTYLE SECTOR
An energizing and proven leader in the hospitality industry with 25+ years 360-degree global expertise in real estate development, architecture, design and construction.
Constantly seeking new and greater challenges, consistently demonstrating the creativity, drive and determination to deliver outstanding, award winning, high profile developments, ranging from $50m to $5bn, with a track record of empowering sustainable, collaborative world class teams to lead and dominate their key markets.