From the onset of my career, I have appreciated every aspect of the development process and have enjoyed working on some of our biggest projects. From traveling to Puerto Rico every week during the financing and construction of The Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort & Ocean Villas, to navigating the complexities of developing in New York City as the day-to-day executive on the InterContinental New York Times Square, to overseeing our most recent expansion at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, Swan and Swan Reserve, I am deeply grateful to have found passion in my work and the personal and professional growth that has come with it.
Looking ahead, I am excited about our future. Our pipeline is robust, and we are well positioned to deliver more exciting hotel and residential projects over the next few years. No one can time the market, but we have had plenty of past success developing during economic downturns and opening those projects during periods of growth. With any development, I know we will face a myriad of challenges, but I am confident that we will create value through a combination of creativity, resourcefulness and discipline.