Recreational Development Council (RDC)

Mission

The Recreational Development Council (RDC) is a collegial group of experienced developers, owners and operators of resort projects and second home/vacation home recreation-oriented communities related leisure and hospitality facilities.  The RDC also includes a select group of experienced consultants who have worked with recognized developers, owners and operators in designing and implementing their most notable projects.

The RDC strives to keep our membership at least 60% developers, owners and operator principals and balances Council growth to maintain that ratio. By maintaining a majority of developer members who have demonstrated consistent excellence and best practices in our field, we maintain an intimate group which can mutually benefit from candidly sharing and exploring new ideas and lessons learned.

The RDC also aspires to increase the youth and diversity of our membership to mentor rising young developers and better enable members to understand our evolving consumer base.

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The goals of the RDC include:

  • Developing and sharing new ideas and opportunities for improved resort/recreational products and second home/vacation home communities that respond to consumer trends and demands;
  • Sharing lessons-learned and best practices to spur innovation while supporting market growth and excellence;
  • Sharing consumer market information and deal structures to better understand demand and improve investment returns;
  • Serving as an institute for the collection and sharing of resort and hotel/recreation/leisure-related development, sales and marketing and operations data; and
  • Networking within our Council and with other ULI Councils (such as CDC, Hotel, Entertainment, etc.) to cross-pollinate ideas, share best practices and advance our craft.

Interest Areas

  • Development and Operation of Resort Projects and Second Home/Vacation Home Communities with emphasis on recreational opportunities and place making
  • Creation, Governance, Operation and Management of Private Clubs/Membership Programs for Resorts and Second Home/Vacation Home Communities
  • Resort Hospitality Operation and Management
  • Sales and Marketing of Second Home Real Estate including homesites, single family homes, condominiums and interval ownership (fractional, timeshare, vacation club, etc.)
  • Entitlement, Planning, Design and Construction of Resort & Hotel/Leisure/Hospitality Facilities (Golf/Tennis/Retail/Marina/Equestrian/Theatre/Ski/Fitness/Arts/Water Sports/Spa/Trail Sports, etc.)
  • Acquisition, Financing and Asset Management of Resort Projects and Second Home/Vacation Home Communities

Members

Recreational Development Council (Blue Flight)

Jeff Woolson

Chair
Managing Director, Golf & Resort Properties
CBRE
Carlsbad
CA
United States

John Ashworth, AIA

Assistant Chair
President/Principal
Bull Stockwell Allen
San Francisco
CA
United States

Mark A. Diedrich, AIA

Vice Chair
Kuo Diedrich Chi
Atlanta
GA
United States

Samuel P. Gaines

Vice Chair
Managing Director
AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp.
Stowe
VT
United States

Claire Humber

Vice Chair
Director of Resort Planning and Design
SE Group
Burlington
VT
United States

Gregory Rockett

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Vice President of Corporate Hotel Development
Hilton
McLean
VA
United States

Charles Adams

Member
Vice President, Community Development
Raydient Places and Properties
Wildlight
FL
United States

Michael Albert

Member
Principal, Shareholder
Design Workshop
Aspen
CO
United States

Thomas G. Bennison

Member
Chief Development Officer
ClubCorp USA, Inc.
Dallas
TX
United States

Edward Blum

Member
EVP, Acquisitions and Development
Interstate Hotels
Arlington
VA
United States

Robert Burnett

Member
Burnett Partners
Charleston
SC
United States

Mitchel Burns

Member
Vice President
Red Ledges Land Development, Inc.
Heber City
UT
United States

Isabelle Claver

Member
Director, Hospitality & Leisure
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Miami
FL
United States

Andrew Coats

Member
Operating Partner - Real Estate
Z Capital Partners
Brooklyn
NY
United States

Tyler Congleton

Member
Managing Partner
Blackberry Farm Real Estate, LLC
Walland
TN
United States

Tiffany Cooper

Member
Vice President, Lodging Development
Marriott International
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

Gregory L. Cory

Member
Principal
Land Use Economics, LLC
San Francisco
CA
United States

Stephann Cotton

Member
President
Cotton & Company
Stuart
FL
United States

Philip W. Cyburt, III

Member
Cyburt Holdings, LLC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Richard W. Dickinson

Member
President
BenchMark Advisors
Waynesville
NC
United States

Bayard Dominick, III

Member
Vice President of Planning and Development
Lone Mountain Land Company, LLC
Big Sky
MT
United States

Jonathan P. Fredricks

Member
President & CEO
Welk Resorts
San Marcos
CA
United States

Neil D. Freeman

Member
Chairman & CEO
Aries Capital, LLC
Chicago
IL
United States

Troy Furbay

Member
Chief Investment Officer
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
Bethesda
MD
United States

Gregory G Gotthardt

Member
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Edward A. Grun

Member
Principal
Gensler
Mancos
CO
United States

Nick J. Hackstock

Member
President
Highlands Companies, Inc.
Englewood
CO
United States

Kristopher Lee Harman

Member
Vice President
Woodbine Development Corporation
Paradise Valley
AZ
United States

Darius Hatami

Member
Managing Director
HVS
Boulder
CO
United States

C. Ray Jackson

Member
Recreational Real Estate Consultant
Birmingham
AL
United States

Amy King

Member
Vice President, Luxury, Lifestyle and Corporate Development
Hilton
Mclean
VA
United States

Douglas A. Kulig

Member
Chief Executive Officer
OBM International
Coral Gables
FL
United States

Barry Landsberg

Member
Vice President Residential Development Americas & Owner Benefits
AccorHotels
Toronto
ON
Canada

Stephen Laver

Member
Senior Advisor, Real Estate
CREO | Montminy & Co.
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Stuart Margulies

Member
Senior Managing Principal - Head of Asset Management
Lubert-Adler, L.P.
Philadelphia
PA
United States

Jacinta McCann

Member
Executive Vice President
AECOM
San Francisco
CA
United States

Katie Miller

Member
Senior Manager
EY
Dallas
TX
United States

Jeffrey J. Mongan

Member
Senior Vice President
The Athens Group
Phoenix
AZ
United States

James D. Motta

Member
Partner
Triton Atlantic Partners
Fort Lauderdale
FL
United States

Patrick Rhamey

Member
President
Tahoe Beach Club
Lake Tahoe
NV
United States

Jason Romair

Member
Owner
Romair Construction, Inc.
Miramar Beach
FL
United States

B. Daniel Seltzer, CPCU

Member
Principal
Seubert & Associates, Inc.
Washington
DC
United States

Steve Siegel

Member
Partner and Chief Operating Officer
KSL Capital Partners
Denver
CO
United States

Richard A. Sonntag

Member
Daybreak Communities
Park City
UT
United States

Wes Spiker

Member
President
Spiker Communications, Inc.
Missoula
MT
United States

Jeffrey Stotland

Member
Vice President, Strategy & Development
The Walt Disney Company
Sherman Oaks
CA
United States

John W. Temple

Member
President/Chief Executive Officer
Temple Development Company
Boca Raton
FL
United States

Don Vita

Member
President
VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture
San Rafael
CA
United States

Matthew H. Walker

Member
Executive Vice President
Lowe
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Recreational Development Council (Gold Flight)

John Mansour

Chair
Vice President
The Athens Group
Laguna Beach
CA
United States

William Srinivasan

Assistant Chair
Managing Director
Lantern Asset Management
Dallas
TX
United States

Will Hentschel

Vice Chair - Membership
Principal
359 Design, LLC
Denver
CO
United States

Fern I. Kanter

Vice Chair
Executive Vice President
CHMWarnick
Beverly
MA
United States

Philip V. Keb

Vice Chair
Executive Vice President
Gencom
Miami
FL
United States

Dallas Addison

Member
Addison Law Firm
Dallas
TX
United States

Richard L. Albrecht

Member
Kukui'ula Development Company
Koloa
HI
United States

Nicole R. Ament

Member
Shareholder
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck LLP
Denver
CO
United States

Donald A. Anderson

Member
Harvard Capital Company
Santa Barbara
CA
United States

Rogerio Basso

Member
Head of Tourism
IDB Invest
Weston
FL
United States

Roger Beck

Member
Managing Director
Lowe Enterprises
Cle Elum
WA
United States

Richard Carr

Member
Partner
CCY Architects
Basalt
CO
United States

Michella G Clark

Member
CEO
Launch Lab Marketing, LLC
Castle Rock
CO
United States

Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

Member
Cobb Family Foundation
Coral Gables
FL
United States

Craig Cohn

Member
Vice President Real Estate
Vail Health
Vail
CO
United States

Gary S. Derck

Member
CEO/President
Mountainsprings, LLC.
Durango
CO
United States

Bryan Elliott

Member
Chief Development Officer
Alterra Mountain Company
Denver
CO
United States

Brett K. Ellsworth

Member
President
Contact Development Company, LLC
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
Mexico

Teddy Farrell

Member
Sunrise Company
Aspen
CO
United States

Patrick Stephen Freeman

Member
President
Cisneros Real Estate
Coral Gables
FL
United States

Channing Henry, LEED AP

Member
CEO
Alma Development
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Dennis W. Hillier

Member
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Boca Raton
FL
United States

Gerald D. Hines

Ex Officio
Founder and Chairman
Hines-US
Houston
TX
United States

David P. Howerton

Member
Chairman
Hart Howerton
San Francisco
CA
United States

Lani Kane Hanan

Member
EVP & Chief Development and Product Officer
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Orlando
FL
United States

Christopher Kelsey

Member
President
Third Palm Capital, LLC
Dallas
TX
United States

Gregory P. Kennealey

Member
Principal & Head of Hospitality
KSL Capital Partners
Denver
CO
United States

Walter A. Koelbel

Member
President
Koelbel and Company
Denver
CO
United States

Scott A. Lee, AIA

Member
President and Principal
SB Architects
San Francisco
CA
United States

Andrew Light

Member
Two Creeks Investments
Aspen
CO
United States

Andrew D Limbocker

Member
Vice President
EPR Properties
Kansas City
MO
United States

Kenny Lipschutz

Member
Managing Partner
Brookside/Silver City Resorts, LLC
Birmingham
MI
United States

Howard Long

Member
Vice President
Tavistock Development Company
Orlando
FL
United States

Robert J. Lowe, Sr.

Member
Founder/Chairman
Lowe
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Matt MacDonald

Member
VP, Capital Strategy & Wellness Development
Hyatt Hotels
New York
NY
United States

Greg Mauro

Member
Chairman and Co-Owner of Powder Mountain
Summit Mountain Holding Group
Eden
UT
United States

Donald J. McNamara

Member
Chairman/CEO
Long Cove Development
Dallas
TX
United States

Collin Nash

Member
Director of Investments and Development
HRV Hotel Partners
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Marc Perrin

Member
The Roxborough Group, LLC
San Francisco
CA
United States

Page P. Pierce

Member
Vice President Real Estate Development
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Celebration
FL
United States

Carl W. Rieger, Jr.

Member
Principal
Rydal Associates
San Clemente
CA
United States

Chaz E Rockey, Jr.

Member
CFO
Taos Ski Valley
Atlanta
GA
United States

John Ropes

Member
President
Ropes Associates, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale
FL
United States

Federico J. Sanchez

Member
President & CEO
Interlink Group
San Juan
PR
United States

James D. Schrim, III

Member
Founder
Wills Creek Capital Management
Columbus
OH
United States

Greg Spencer

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Timbers Resorts
Winter Park
FL
United States

Mark R. Thorne

Member
Principal
Point B

Jeff Weiss

Member
Senior Vice President, Real Estate
ClubCorp USA, Inc.
Dallas
TX
United States

James R. Worms

Member
CEO
Paladin Realty Partners, LLC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Rene Zondag

Member
President
Peter Burwash International
Magnolia
TX
United States

Recreational Development Council (Red flight)

Keith W. Morrow

Chair
Senior Principal
Stantec
Naples
FL
United States

Benton C. Jenkins

Assistant Chair
Principal
Bluewater Resort Sales
Franklin
TN
United States

Bryan J. Auchterlonie

Vice Chair - Membership
Founder
Destination Capital
Denver
CO
United States

Matthew James Norton

Vice Chair
Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
K&L Gates LLP
Charleston
SC
United States

James M. DeFrancia

Ex Officio
Principal
Lowe
Steamboat Springs
CO
United States

Eron Ashley

Member
Managing Principal
Hart Howerton
San Francisco
CA
United States

Alinio Azevedo

Member
COO, Hospitality
Aspen Skiing Company
Basalt
CO
United States

Don Baarman

Member
Senior Vice President Development
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Orlando
FL
United States

William R. Banks

Member
President/Chief Executive Officer
Mountain Air Development Corporation
Burnsville
NC
United States

Randall Bone

Member
CEO
Sunrise Company
Palm Desert
CA
United States

A. Michael Burnett

Member
President
Burnett Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC
Charlotte
NC
United States

Frank J. Carmel

Member
Managing Shareholder
Carmel & Carmel, PC
Washington
DC
United States

Richard D. Centolella

Member
Principal
EDSA
Baltimore
MD
United States

James J. Chaffin, Jr.

Ex Officio
Chairman
Chaffin Light Management, LLC
Okatie
SC
United States

John Cottle FAIA , FAIA

Member
Partner
CCY Architects
Basalt
CO
United States

Erin Dixon

Member
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

James Francque

Member
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Chicago
IL
United States

Jorge H. Garcia

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Garcia Stromberg (GS4 Studios)
West Palm Beach
FL
United States

David Goldstein

Member
Senior Director, Investments & Business Development
KSL Resorts
La Quinta
CA
United States

Thomas F. Harrison

Member
President & CEO
Harvest Capital Partners, LLC
Redondo Beach
CA
United States

Nicholas Hecker

Member
Och-Ziff Real Estate
New York
NY
United States

Carlos Hernandez-Garcia

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Pellas Development Group
San Jose
Costa Rica

Mark D. Hillier

Member
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Boca Raton
FL
United States

Mitchell A. Imanaka

Member
Managing Principal
Imanaka Asato LLLC
Honolulu
HI
United States

David V. Johnson

Member
Chairman
Victor International Corporation
Clarkston
MI
United States

Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Member
Chairman
Robert Trent Jones II, LLC
Palo Alto
CA
United States

Clint E. Jones

Member
Partner
Regal Land Development
Austin
TX
United States

Mark Keiser

Member
Chief Development Officer
Baccarat Hotels & 1 Hotels
New York
NY
United States

Matthew E. Kidd

Member
Managing Director
CrossHarbor Capital Partners, LLC
Boston
MA
United States

Robert Kildow

Member
Director of Real Estate, Head Broker
Hualalai Resort
Kailua Kona
HI
United States

Robert J. Lowe, Jr.

Member
Co-CEO
Lowe
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Mark A. Lunt

Member
Principal
Ernst & Young, LLP
Coral Gables
FL
United States

Adam T. McAbee

Member
Vice President
Meyers Research LLC, a Kennedy Wilson Company
Solana Beach
CA
United States

Donald McGregor

Member
Senior Vice President
Gencom Group
Miami
FL
United States

John Melicharek, Jr.

Member
Partner
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Orlando
FL
United States

James L. Page

Member
GM & Group President
EBSCO Industries, Inc.
Mountain Brk
AL
United States

David Philp

Member
Executive Vice President
Canyon Equity, LLC
Larkspur
CA
United States

Ron Rasmussen

Member
Partner
IMI Worldwide Properties
Greenville
SC
United States

Andrew S. Robins

Member
Chair, Hospitality Sector Practice
Akerman LLP
Boca Raton
FL
United States

Casey Roloff

Member
CEO
Seabrook Land Company
Pacific Beach
WA
United States

Mark Scully

Member
Managing Director
Green Courte Partners, LLC
Steamboat Springs
CO
United States

Richard P. Severance

Member
President -Babcock Ranch
Kitson & Partners
Babcock Ranch
FL
United States

Jan Smidek

Member
Vice President
JMA Ventures LLC
San Francisco
CA
United States

Rebecca Stone

Member
Managing Principal
OZ Architecture
Denver
CO
United States

Louis J. Terminello

Member
Greenspoon Marder
Fort Lauderdale
FL
United States

Cate Thero

Member
Replay Destinations
San Diego
CA
United States

H. Thomas Webb

Member
President & CEO
Faison
Charlotte
NC
United States

Irvine T. Welling, IV

Member
President
Beau Welling Design
Greenville
SC
United States

Jason White

Member
Chief Operating Officer
Premier Development Group
Destin
FL
United States

Annie Wickstrom

Member
Vice President
Access Industries, Inc.
New York
NY
United States