Jason Brown, Chief Development Officer (Global)
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Jason joined YOTEL in 2012 to lead the company’s aggressive global growth and development strategy. He heads the acquisitions and development teams responsible for securing new YOTEL projects in key city centres and international airports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. He also manages the design and construction teams responsible for working with YOTEL’s owners and development partners to deliver and evolve the concept as the brand expands. Currently, YOTEL has signed over USD $1.5 billion worth of hotel development projects representing over 3,500 keys set to open by 2019 in markets such as Dubai, Singapore, Paris, London, Miami, San Francisco and Boston.
Jason joined from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where he served in senior roles in acquisitions and development, corporate finance and strategy and real estate investment management. During his tenure at Kimpton, Jason managed acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations and financings on behalf of Kimpton’s discretionary private equity real estate funds. Prior to Kimpton, Jason was part of the founding team at the start-up luxury destination club, One Key and began his professional career as a consultant with Ernst & Young in their Transaction Real Estate & Hospitality group.
Over his career, Jason has been involved in over $6 billion of hospitality transactions and is passionate about hospitality entrepreneurship, serving as an advisor to institutionally backed technology start-ups and investors. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in real estate finance and development from the Hotel School at Cornell University where he currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.