As Director of Construction & Development, Ed oversees new construction, existing building repurpose developments, and major exterior renovations. His responsibilities include developing budgets and schedules, overseeing construction and the project funding process, coordinating hotel fixtures and furniture set-up, and ensuring that all governmental and hotel brand inspections are complete for a hotel’s opening.
Ed is a seasoned professional and has over 34 years of experience in the construction and real estate development industry. Prior to joining First Hospitality, he served as the Senior Director of Development for a publicly-traded multifamily owner and operator, where he oversaw the redevelopment of over 2,200 multifamily units. Before that, he co-managed the project management division at a national tenant representation brokerage firm. Prior to that, he was Vice President at a development management firm, where he oversaw the multi-state roll-out of over 60 assisted living facilities. Ed began his career as a Project Manager for a general contractor, where he eventually moved up into the ownership side of the development. He holds a B.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In his free time, Ed enjoys playing the piano and loves the culture and cuisine of New Orleans. He’s a lifelong resident in the Chicagoland area and is married with 3 children, all of whom are teenage boys.
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