AKA appoints EVP asset, design and growth

US: Hotel and extended-stay hospitality company AKA has appointed Scott Walsh as its govt vp of asset, design and growth.

Walsh will oversee the renovation and transformation plans for present AKA properties, in addition to sourcing new initiatives and managing ground-up developments involving building, financing and lender relations.

He joins AKA with greater than 20 years of expertise having most not too long ago held the place of challenge director at Lendlease, a global building and actual property firm. Right here, he spent the previous seven years overseeing a $1.8 billion portfolio of New York-based residential initiatives.

Different corporations Walsh has beforehand labored with embody Forest Metropolis Ratner Corporations, TF Cornerstone/Rockrose Improvement Company and Anderson.

“Becoming a member of AKA is an thrilling new chapter, permitting me to fuse my experience in ultra-luxury condos and multifamily housing with a hospitality-focused imaginative and prescient at a personal firm,” stated Walsh.

“With an unwavering dedication to distinctive design, crafting a classy residential expertise, and curating vibrant placemaking inside iconic gateway cities, AKA resonates with my skilled ethos. I’ve at all times admired Larry Korman’s method to hospitality and design, and AKA’s core ideas will foster the expansion of my profession in parallel with the corporate’s personal journey.”

Larry Korman, CEO of AKA, added: “As AKA thoughtfully expands its portfolio throughout the nation, Scott’s specialised experience and achievements in actual property and building align with the model’s imaginative and prescient. Scott will probably be important in additional fostering our strategic growth and development, particularly as we proceed to evolve with new choices.”

Walsh will probably be based mostly in New York Metropolis, working alongside Korman and the larger management workforce.