In 2021, Jon and his partners launched LEFT LANE, a vertically integrated private equity fund focused on acquiring and transforming luxury and lifestyle hotels in high-growth secondary markets. Over the last 20 years, Jon has completed over $1.2BN in CRE development. In 2002, he co-founded FLANK LP, a vertically integrated commercial real estate development firm and in 2019, he launched FLANK GP Fund I, a $60MM GP fund with $900MM in active projects.
Masters in Architecture
BA, Colgate University
Ash is a career restructuring and turnaround investor with leadership roles in distressed and special situations strategies. He was responsible for over $1 billion in investments specializing in hard and real asset opportunities.
Andy’s real estate career spans asset classes and project types, primarily as a hospitality investor. Most recently he was the Head of Development for Equinox Hotels, responsible for $2B of projects in the US, Canada and the UK. He has held leadership positions at Witkoff Group, specializing in distressed debt and hotel development including the $410MM EDITION hotel in West Hollywood and Morgan Stanley, where he structured and sold +$18B of CMBS transactions.
Pritpal Singh leads the hotel operations effort for LEFT LANE and brings over two decades of hotel and resort operations experience. Pritpal has led teams in project planning, hotel transitions, repositioning, and renovations at Gaylord Hotels, Loews Hotels & Resorts and recently opened and managed the award-winning Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah.
The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland- BA Hotel Management
IHTTI, Neuchatel, Switzerland- Post Graduate Degree, Hotel Operations
Jess leads brand development, brand management and marketing for LEFT LANE Hospitality, bringing more than 15 years of luxury hotel and consumer brand strategy experience to her role. Jess has held a number of prominent leadership positions with global hospitality brands including Autograph Collection Hotels, The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Mint House and Makeready. Jess oversaw global communications and experiential marketing for Marriott International’s luxury brands portfolio for seven years, where she led portfolio-wide activation efforts for brands including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION and JW Marriott in markets such as Dubai, Cabo San Lucas, Venice, Cannes, Hong Kong and London.
Huxley leads design delivery for Left Lane projects. He is an architect with over 20 years in the industry and was part of the founding executive team leading technical services for Equinox Hotels with Related Companies. He also managed $1B in new-build hotel and resort projects across Asia and the Caribbean as part of the Design & Construction group at Four Seasons.
International Associate AIA
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Member
Ontario Association of Architects
B.Arch. University of Waterloo
B.E.S. University of Waterloo
Andrew manages construction of LEFT LANE projects. An Architect with over 20 years of experience in the industry, he began his career designing luxury condominium towers in New York City with SLCE Architects and SOM before joining Witkoff to oversee the design of The West Hollywood Edition and then Hines to manage the construction of 53 W 53rd Street.
New York State Licensed Architect
Columbia University, Master of Architecture
University of Pennsylvania, BA
Gene is a career real estate pro that has completed over $3.0BN in transactions across acquisitions, developments, structured investments, financings and dispositions. His experience spans all real estate asset classes with a strong focus on the hospitality and multifamily space.
Kelly recently completed her Masters in Real Estate Development at Columbia University. Prior to that she has extensive experience as a licensed architect, designing and delivering a variety of projects types. At Rafael Viñoly she designed the residences of an award winning, 2.4m sf mixed-use development in California and a 500’ tower in Manhattan. With DXA studio she managed the construction of a luxury penthouse in a NYC landmark, the design of an equine therapy and retreat center and worked on several large-scale multi-family developments in NYC.
B Arch, Virginia Tech
MS Real Estate Development, Columbia University
Jake leads the accounting and finance efforts at LEFT LANE. Previously, he directed the development accounting group for Brookfield Asset Management’s 7-million-square-foot mixed use development, Manhattan West. He has managed development projects in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Houston totaling over 15 million GSF and $10 Billion spanning commercial, multi-family, hospitality and retail assets.
Eben oversees the conception, development and maintenance of the wine and cocktail menus for LEFT LANE properties, as well as the opening and ongoing service staff training for all dining outlets. He believes that these concepts offer some of the most exciting opportunities to showcase the company’s values. Prior to joining LEFT LANE, Eben created beverage programs and helped open concepts for a variety of national and international luxury hotels and restauranteurs, including Loews Hotels, Ace Hotels, Dominque Ansel, Starr Restaurants, and Marcus Samuelsson.
Valerie is responsible for global sales strategies and execution in the Business Travel, Consortia, Group, Entertainment, and luxury Tour + Travel market segments for the LEFT LANE portfolio. Valerie’s hotel sales career spans over 15 years of proven success in the luxury sector including the nationally acclaimed Perry Lane Hotel, various sales roles with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for over a decade, as well as Hotel Indigo.
Georgia College & State University – Milledgeville, GA, BBA, Marketing
Nash graduated from Columbia’s joint Architecture and Real Estate Development masters program in 2022. He has previously worked at southeastern based LS3P and several high-end residential architecture firms. Nash also holds a BFA of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design. When not working, he can be found playing pickleball on Houston Street or running the West Side Highway.
Sarah is a New York based architect and designer. Born in Ireland, she moved to NY in 2013 to work for DHD Architecture where she oversaw a variety of private residential projects ranging from high-end townhouses, loft renovations and ground-up single-family constructions. In 2016 she joined DXA Studio and became a Senior Associate in 2019. At DXA Sarah led the design and execution of a range of development projects spanning luxury condominiums, commercial ground-up constructions and the adaptive reuse and preservation of historic buildings. Prior to her move to the US, Sarah spent time in London where she gained experience in cultural design projects including hospitality and exhibition design with Carmody Groarke Architects.