WaterWalk Announces New Leadership Hires

June 23, 2023

WaterWalk announced on Thursday two new additions to its leadership team: Greg Presley as vice president of franchise development and Belinda McCasland as senior director of revenue management.

“We are thrilled to continue our aggressive growth journey alongside two outstanding leaders in the field,” said Mimi Oliver, chief executive officer of WaterWalk. “Their skills and knowledge will open doors for successful and beneficial partnerships as we advance our Gen 2.0 product to cater to the increasing desire for flexible accommodations.”

In his role, Presley aims to grow the WaterWalk brand by cultivating relationships with existing partners and developing new regional and national connections through REITs and joint venture partnerships, according to a press release. Presley joins WaterWalk with more than 35 years of experience in hotel operations, top-line sales and hospitality asset portfolio growth. In his prior roles, Presley served as vice president of development and asset management at 33 Degrees, a division of Virtua Partners, where he oversaw class-A office, multi-family and hotel assets and collaborated with investors and partners to maximize productivity and efficiency.

In her position, McCasland is responsible for driving property-level revenue performance by implementing processes and analyzing data to increase revenues and market share, as well as identifying new partnerships to further develop and enhance WaterWalk’s distribution channels. McCasland boasts more than 30 years of experience in hotel operations, revenue management and brand performance with companies such as Hilton Hotels, Choice International and Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). Her prior achievements include developing and implementing extended-stay segment and brand-specific initiatives for Choice International, as well as leading revenue management strategy for 525 Staybridge and Candlewood Suites within owned, managed and franchised assets.

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