He joined the Sponsor in 2009. He is responsible for oversight and management of new development projects and capital expenditures for current hotel and office assets. He has over 35 years' experience leading all phases of development, design, and construction of all property types. In addition to the last 20 years of hospitality experience, his career also includes office, commercial, industrial and government development.
Prior to joining the Sponsor, Mr. Nickerson was Vice President, Development for Host Hotels & Resorts from 2004 to 2009 where he was responsible for managing large and complex repositioning development projects. The hotel real estate portfolio he managed consisted of four- and five-star properties with major brands, including Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Fairmont, Sheraton, Westin and Hilton. Mr. Nickerson began his career as a U.S. Navy Civil Engineers Corps commissioned officer managing design and construction projects for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.