ATLANTA—Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, today announced that it named Jim Haggerty vice president of design & development.
“With nearly two decades of hospitality experience across multiple private and public platforms, Jim is the ideal candidate to lead our renovation, project management and new development activities, especially given his architectural experience. Jim’s experience will add to HVMG’s ability to provide a full scope of services to our owners and partners,” said Robert Cole, president & chief executive officer, HVMG. “In addition to his experience working with some of the most well-respected hospitality management and franchising entities in the industry, Jim brings a strategic approach to this role and will be to provide innovative solutions that have added tremendous value to the organizations and owners he has worked with in the past. We look forward to Jim making an even bigger impact here.”
Prior to joining HVMG, Haggerty most recently served as senior vice president of brand development with Atlantic City, N.J.-based Vivamee Hospitality. While there, he led the acquisition and redevelopment of multiple properties, including the $30 million Renault Winery & Golf Resort and the 220-acre Kent Island Resort, directing all real estate development activities. He was also director of design & construction with Choice Hotels and vice president of capital management at Aimbridge Hospitality. Haggerty also worked as acting facilities chief/facility program manager for the U.S. Federal Courts where he provided experienced oversight of several federally owned properties, including the one million square-foot Thurgood Marshall Building and the U.S. Supreme Court facility located on the U.S. Capitol Complex grounds campus. A sought-after speaker and writer, Haggerty received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and his Master of Architecture from The Catholic University of America – School of Architecture & Planning. He also was awarded the Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management Certificate from Cornell University – School of Hotel Administration.