Peter A. Griffith is a Managing Director of Whitestone Realty Capital LLC. During his 35-year career in the hospitality industry, he has developed a unique industry perspective and related expertise as a result of his diverse experience in operations, consulting and project development and finance. From 1974 through 1978, Mr. Griffith held both national and property-level management positions in sales and marketing with both Hyatt and Marriott Hotel Corporations. During Mr. Griffith’s consulting career, he was a Principal with Pannell, Kerr, Forster and Senior Principal with Laventhol & Horwath where he was responsible for overall business development and management of each firm’s Northeast Regional Management Advisory Services divisions. During his development career, Mr. Griffith served as Senior Vice President of Mariner Hotel Corporation from 1980-1985 during which time he initiated the development and acquisition of hotel properties valued in excess of $300 million. Mr. Griffith also served as Senior Vice President of Guest Quarters Suites Hotels.
Notable projects Mr. Griffith has been involved with prior to WRC include the following:
● 292-room Marriott Hotel San Antonio Northwest, San Antonio, TX;
● 300-room Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel, Miami, FL;
● 288-room Huntsville Marriott Hotel, Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL;
● 3-hotel property acquisition from the Great American Mortgage and Investment (GAMI) portfolio
Mr. Griffith is also the Managing Member and Founder of Global Renewable Energies, LLC and a Director of the GRE Sustainability Institute which is the planning and execution model for the proposed Whitestone Institutes which will be established in many WRC projects in order to expand each project’s overall economic impact and required job creation.
Mr. Griffith is a Graduate of Distinction from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
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