KSL Capital Partners

 

KSL Capital Partners, LLC is a U.S. private equity firm dedicated to investments in travel and leisure businesses.

Our investment philosophy focuses on creating value through improving operational performance for our private equity funds, rather than through financial engineering. We focus on acquisitions of complex, operationally intensive businesses and strive to unlock "hidden value" by re-envisioning and repositioning these enterprises through targeted capital expenditures, operational efficiencies and enhanced marketing strategies.

KSL Capital Partners works to execute a business plan that is collaboratively formulated with the portfolio company's management team. Our goal is to first organically increase cash flow, while strategically looking at growth opportunities through development, ancillary revenue and add-on acquisitions.

We employ a hands-on method of managing and improving our investments, including our capability to supervise and perform in-house key operational functions of our businesses, such as operations, finance and development in order to supplement management’s existing resources. Working with each management team, our strategy involves four-critical elements: (i) expanding each enterprise by enhancing the existing revenue base; (ii) creating new business opportunities; (iii) improving operating efficiencies; and (iv) optimizing the value of associated real estate.

Our private equity investments range across travel and leisure businesses, such as hotels and resorts, clubs, fitness, ski and resort real estate.  In addition, we employ a similar focus with credit investments utilizing a dedicated credit fund that targets mezzanine investments in travel and leisure businesses.

With offices in Denver, Connecticut and London, we currently employ through our portfolio companies approximately 20,000 people throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Background

 

KSL Capital Partners was formed in 2005 by Michael S. Shannon, the firm's Chairman, and Eric C. Resnick, Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Shannon was a founding principal of KSL Recreation Corporation in 1992, which was a platform company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Over the next decade, with the assistance of Mr. Resnick as its Chief Financial Officer and KKR, KSL Recreation grew to become one of the largest independent owners and operators of resorts, controlling some of the most well known destinations in the world. 

KSL Recreation, which at the time included such resorts as the Grand Wailea in Maui, the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, La Quinta PGA West in Palm Springs, and the Doral in Miami, was sold in 2004 to CNL Hotels & Resorts for $2.4 billion. At the time, this transaction was one of the largest ever completed in the hotel industry.

The firm is currently led by an 11 person investment committee, and presently employs 32 investment professionals in Denver, Colorado; Stamford, Connecticut; and London, England.

The firm’s capital is generally funded by a combination of public state and corporate pension funds, private and university endowments, high net worth individuals, fund of funds and other financial institutions.

 

Investment Strategy

 

KSL Capital Partners is dedicated to making investments in travel and leisure businesses.

According to numerous metrics, travel and leisure is one of the largest components of the economy, second only to healthcare. The firm's investment philosophy is to seek to generate attractive rates of return for its investors by improving the operating performance of its portfolio companies rather than relying on financial engineering.

Although formed in 2005, each of our investment principals has worked together previously. Cumulatively, our professionals have over 200 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry, having served in many capacities such as key operating executives, investment bankers, lenders and attorneys. This team works closely with each portfolio company's management to understand the company’s business and markets. While each investment is led by an independent management team, the firm supplements the expertise of management with a dedicated team within the firm to monitor each investment as well as an asset management team to enhance each management team's operational and financial management resources.

Our firm is founded on the principle that a buyout investment will succeed if the interests of management and investors are aligned. Management is given the opportunity to make a direct investment in their portfolio company. In return, managers are provided meaningful incentive compensation that allows them to earn additional ownership of the company, which allows them to further share in the success of the business long-term. While a common structure in private equity, we believe this type of incentive structure is unique in many aspects of travel and leisure business.

We believe in investing in people, assets and businesses, both monetarily and operationally. We supplement each management team’s expertise with a board of KSL professionals and outside advisors who offer a unique insight, and who can help grow the business, typically with either a marketing or operational background. Additionally, we strive to capitalize a business appropriately to position it for future growth.

Transaction Size and Structure

While our typical targeted minimum equity requirement for the fund is $25 million, because of the nature of our portfolio companies, related entities and our desire to grow these businesses, no transaction is too small to execute. We have the ability to unilaterally commit up to $400 million of equity in any one transaction.

We typically pursue transactions where we control or have the ability to significantly influence the investment. This may take the form of whole ownership, joint venture or participating debt or preferred equity investments. For mezzanine investments, we have the ability to unilaterally commit up to $100 million in any one transaction.

Our extensive industry knowledge, network of in-house experts and third party consultants and operational expertise enable us to conduct comprehensive due diligence reviews expeditiously, providing sellers and borrowers with a timely offer and a high likelihood of closing.

 

Investments

 

Barton Creek Resort & Spa Control Oriented Investments

Ranked the number one golf resort in Texas, Barton Creek Resort & Spa is located in Austin, Texas in the Texas Hill Country. A AAA Four Diamond Resort, boasting 4 championship golf courses, including the No. 1 and 2 ranked courses in Texas, Barton Creek has 300 guest rooms and over 43,000 square feet of meeting space. Barton Creek is managed on behalf of KSL Capital Partners by KSL Resorts.

Website: www.bartoncreek.com

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The Belfry

Set on over 500 acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of England, The Belfry is a complete leisure, conference and golf destination featuring 324 rooms, a 25,000 square foot fitness center and spa, and 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Known as the ‘The spiritual home of the Ryder Cup,’ having hosted the event an unprecedented four times, The Belfry is the site of the world famous The Brabazon championship golf course, the PGA National Golf Academy and England’s only PGA-endorsed course, the PGA National. Village Urban Resorts manages the hotel on behalf of its owner.

Website: www.thebelfry.co.uk

The Bay Club Company

The Bay Club Company is the leading owner and operator of luxury health, fitness and athletic sports club resorts on the West Coast, serving over 50,000 members.

Website: www.bayclubs.com

Cameron House

Cameron House Hotel is an iconic resort located on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. Developed in the 1990s from a 17th century Scottish castle, the resort provides 132 guestrooms, six food & beverage outlets, a leisure complex, a 193-berth marina, a 17 treatment room spa, and 27 holes of golf spread across 380 acres.

Website: http://www.cameronhouse.co.uk/

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ClubCorp

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and private business clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.

East West Partners

KSL and East West Partners have a partnership to pursue resort real estate acquisition and development opportunities throughout the United States. East West and KSL have a 25-year history of working together and developing resort real estate, dating back to their founders’ common time in Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. The partnership is actively looking for existing and new development opportunities in first-class mountain, beach, and second-home resort real estate markets, seeking to capitalize on recent distress in these markets. Specifically, the partnership is targeting projects in need of completion, preferably ones with associated development opportunities. East West was founded in 1986 with the purchase of a single piece of land in a then emerging resort called Beaver Creek. Today, that development is a world-class destination and the cornerstone for a portfolio of acclaimed projects in the finest resort destinations across the United States. East West’s extensive resort development history includes hotels, condominiums, fractional ownership, spas, golf courses, restaurants, retail, and clubs. In all, East West has successfully developed more than 60 projects comprising more than $3.0 billion of residential and commercial real estate, while protecting and enhancing the existing natural environment. For more information on East West Partners, see eastwestpartners.com.

Website: www.eastwestpartners.com

KSL Recreation Corporation Investments (1992-2004)

  • Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
  • Doral Golf Resort & Spa
  • Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
  • KSL Fairways
  • Lake Lanier Islands
  • Million Air La Quinta
  • PGA West
  • The Claremont Resort & Spa 
  • Grand Traverse Resort 
  • Hotel del Coronado 
  • La Costa Resort and Spa 
  • La Quinta Resort & Club 
  • Million Air Palm Springs 
  • Vail Valley Jet Center



KSL Recreation Corporation was a predecessor investment vehicle.

The Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., is one of the country's most celebrated resorts. Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the Inn overlooks the city of Asheville and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pure mountain air, impeccable service, and unparalleled cuisine have attracted visitors by the score. Noted for its understated elegance and southern charm, ten U.S. Presidents and countless luminaries from the worlds of art, entertainment, sports and politics have stayed at this National Register of Historic Places hotel.

Website: www.groveparkinn.com

Miraval Resort & Spa

Miraval is a wellness luxury spa resort located in the high Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona and is dedicated to opening eyes, minds and hearts. Miraval focuses on sustainable living, casita-style guest accommodations and the spectacular new Life in Balance Spa. Miraval is consistently recognized by SpaFinder, Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler year after year.

 www.miravalresorts.com

 

The Homestead

The Homestead, located in Hot Springs, Virginia is America’s first resort founded in 1766. Managed on behalf of KSL Capital Partners by KSL Resorts, The Homestead includes 485 rooms, 3 championship golf courses, an award-winning historic spa, 11 restaurants or food outlets, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, outdoor and indoor pools (including historic Jefferson Pools, featuring naturally heated water), skiing, shooting club, tennis and many more activities.

Website: www.thehomestead.com

Monarch Beach Resort

The Monarch Beach Resort is a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond destination resort, located along the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point, California. The resort features 400 luxury rooms and suites across 169 acres, with six ocean view restaurants -- including the Stonehill Tavern featuring Chef Michael Mina -- three swimming pools, the championship Monarch Beach Golf Links, and the award winning Spa Gaucin.  The resort is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Website: www.monarchbeachresort.com

The James Royal Palm

The James Royal Palm is featured as one of Conde Nast Traveler UK & US Magazine’s “Hot Hotels of 2013” and AAA Four Diamond rated beachfront retreat.  Managed by the Denihan Group, the ideally-situated, oceanfront hotel offers a total of 393 guest rooms, including studios and suites, with the majority offering ocean views.  A combination of personalized comfort, generous complimentary amenities, residentially-styled, artistically-inspired details and impeccable service, create an environment ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Just steps away from the beach and world famous Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, the oceanfront beach retreat is located within the coveted and culturally-rich area of South Beach.  The James Royal Palm provides guests with a location immersed in luxury retail, endless entertainment and an unmatched shopping experience.

Website: http://www.jameshotels.com/miami

Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows combined operations at the end of 2011 and offer skiers and riders over 6,000 acres, 44 lifts and over 270 trails on a common lift ticket.

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley, enjoying a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Website: www.squaw.com

Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s seven powder bowls, groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 14 lifts. Website: www.skialpine.com

Village Hotel Club

Founded in 1995, Village Hotel Club has 25 locations throughout the UK, with an additional three properties scheduled to open shortly. The company caters to both locals and travelers alike through its extensive food and beverage offerings and health and fitness club amenities. Each of the company’s properties was designed to serve multiple customers across multiple day parts with (i) a modern hotel; (ii) food and beverage outlets that consist of one or more pub-style restaurants and a Starbucks; (iii) extensive meeting and events space, including a banqueting room for up to 200 people; and (iv) large, comprehensive health and fitness facilities. For more information, please visit www.village-hotels.co.uk.

 

La Costa Resort and Spa

Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, California, north of San Diego, La Costa Resort and Spa boasts the 43,000 square-foot Spa at La Costa, 474 spacious and well-appointed guestrooms and suites, 136 deluxe one, two and three-bedroom villas, a clubhouse with a fitness center, two acclaimed restaurants - Legends and BlueFire Grill, two championship golf courses, a world class tennis facility, over 50,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 50,000 square feet of outdoor function space. La Costa is managed on behalf of KSL Capital Partners by KSL Resorts.

Website: www.lacosta.com

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are a unique collection of premier boutique hotels located throughout the United Kingdom.  From its iconic buildings to the iconic dishes on its Brasserie and Bistro menus, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin dare to be different from other UK hotels.  Each hotel is designed to cater for those who demand something different. People who are looking for a stylish stay, daring dining or an impressive events venue.  You may check in to a converted castle prison, hospital, sugar refinery, or even a Royal Mail sorting office. But the difference doesn't stop there. Each Malmaison location is designed with flair and imagination, with sumptuous accommodation and daring touches around every corner.  While each Hotel du Vin is elegant, yet unpretentious. Simple, yet sophisticated. Informal, yet luxurious.

Website: http://www.malmaison.com and http://www.hotelduvin.com

 

WellBiz Brands, Inc.

WellBiz Brands, Inc. is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company owns three separate franchise entities: Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs; Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private personal training studios; and Fit 36, Inc., which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group.

Montelucia Resort & Spa

Inspired by the rich history, white-washed villages and sun-drenched hills of Spain’s Andalusia region, Montelucia Resort & Spa brings the essence of Europe to the heart of Scottsdale. With arching entryways, splashing fountains, floral walkways, and a collection of antiquities hidden throughout the property, Montelucia is an enchanting resort destination that boasts 293 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, the Moroccan-inspired Joya Spa, six tempting dining options including the critically-acclaimed Prado restaurant, a myriad of radiant pools and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. Montelucia is managed on behalf of KSL Capital Partners by KSL Resorts.

Website: www.montelucia.com

Orion Expedition Cruises

Orion Expedition Cruises is the premier luxury expedition cruise line serving pristine destinations in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Antarctica. 

Website: www.orioncruises.com.au

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Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of Rancho Mirage, California at the base of the San Jacinto Mountain Range in the sun-drenched Coachella Valley. Managed on behalf of KSL Capital by KSL Resorts, Rancho Las Palmas includes 444 guest rooms, 27 holes of golf, a 20,000 square foot spa, 3 swimming pools and 41,000 square feet of meeting space.

Website: www.rancholaspalmas.com

 

Professionals

 

Michael Shannon

Chairman

Mr. Shannon co-founded our predecessor KSL Recreation Corporation in 1992, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He co-founded and became Chief Executive Officer of KSL Resorts in 2004 following the sale of KSL Recreation. Prior to establishing KSL Recreation, he served as President and CEO of Vail Associates, Inc. (owner of Vail and Beaver Creek resorts) in Vail, Colorado, from 1986 to 1992. He currently serves on the boards of the United States Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the Northwestern University Board of Trustees, the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the Vail Valley Foundation, Eisenhower Medical Center and is the Chairman of the Board of Vail Health Services. He is a member of the World Presidents' Organization. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Management in Accounting and Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Eric Resnick

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Resnick became Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of KSL Recreation in January 2001. He co-founded and became Chief Financial Officer of KSL Resorts in 2004 following the sale of KSL Recreation. From May 1996 to January 2001, he was an executive with Vail Associates, where he served as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations, after having been Corporate Treasurer and serving in other capacities. Prior to Vail, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Ski Team Foundation, the United States Ski Team Association, Vail Mountain School and the Vail Valley Foundation. He holds a B.A. with distinction in Mathematics and Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Cornell University.

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Steven Siegel

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Siegel joined us in March 2005 after serving as our outside counsel since 2002. Beginning in 1995, he was a partner of Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, P.C., where he served as chair of the Corporate and Securities Department and as a member of the firm's executive committee. From 1990 through 1995, he was with the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, becoming a partner in 1993. He began his legal career as an associate with Cravath Swaine & Moore in 1987. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Colorado. He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Coley Brenan

Partner, Head of Europe

Mr. Brenan joined us in May 2005 after spending five years in the Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Group of Deutsche Bank Securities.  He holds a B.S. in Real Estate and Finance from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

Adam Knox

Principal

Mr. Knox joined us in January 2007 after working as an investment banking analyst for Piper Jaffray since July 2005.  He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with emphasis in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business.

John Ege

Partner

Mr. Ege joined KSL in October 2005. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. At Merrill he was a founding member of the Gaming and Leisure Group, and worked with clients representing a variety of travel and leisure related businesses. Before beginning his career in finance, Mr. Ege served on the legislative staff of U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte in Washington, DC. He holds a B.A. in Economics (with a Concentration in Finance) and American Politics from the University of Virginia. Additionally, he is a CFA Charterholder.

Jared Melnik

Principal

Mr. Melnik joined us in September 2006. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Gaming and Leisure Group of Merrill Lynch. He holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business (magna cum laude) from New York University's Stern School of Business. Additionally, he is a CFA Charterholder.

Craig Henrich

Partner

Mr. Henrich joined us in February 2011. Previously, Craig was a Senior Managing Director of CW Capital Investments, LLC, where he led their single asset group specializing in the acquisition and management of debt investments, including high yield and mortgage backed securities, and over saw a portfolio in excess of $4.6 billion. Prior to joining CW Capital in 2006, Craig was an eleven year veteran of Deutsche Bank/RREEF and its predecessor Bankers Trust serving as Managing Director and Partner in charge of Mezzanine Investments. His primary responsibilities included his role as Fund Manager of two high yield real estate funds investing over $2.5 billion in distressed debt, mezzanine and other high yielding investments. Craig serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rumsey Hall School. Craig began his real estate career in 1988 as an Acquisition Analyst for a real estate investment company based in San Francisco. Craig has a B.S. from the University of Pacific and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Daniel Rohan

Principal

Mr. Rohan joined us in June 2006. Previously, he was an associate with Starwood Capital Group, having worked extensively on the acquisition of Société du Louvre and Groupe Taittinger, which included a portfolio of over 800 hotels as well as extensive luxury goods holdings. Previously, he was an analyst at Shorenstein Co., LLC. Mr. Rohan holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Chief Operating Officer

Peter McDermott

Partner

Mr. McDermott joined us in July 2003, serving as Director of Acquisitions and Corporate Finance at KSL Recreation through April 2004. He served in the same position at KSL Resorts following the sale of KSL Recreation. From 1997 to 1999, he was an investment banking Analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons and from 1999 to 2001 he was an Associate at J.H. Whitney & Co. He holds a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Hal Shaw

Principal

Mr. Shaw joined us full time in September 2009 after completing his JD/MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and Duke Law School (magna cum laude).  While at Duke, he spent two summers with us. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration & Accounting from Washington & Lee University (magna cum laude, L.K. Johnson Scholar). Additionally, he is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Martin Newburger

Partner

Mr. Newburger joined us in July 2006 having focused on the hospitality and real estate industries for twelve years. Prior to joining KSL, he was a Director at Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, focusing on lodging and leisure investment banking clients, including KSL Recreation, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Host Marriott, FelCor Lodging Trust, Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Sunstone Hotels, and Intrawest among others.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bernard Siegel

Partner

Mr. Siegel joined us in June 2006, bringing over 22 years experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining KSL Capital, he was Executive Vice President of Lowe Hospitality Group, serving as chief investment officer of its wholly-owned subsidiary Destination Hotels & Resorts, a position he held since 2003. From 1995-2003, Mr. Siegel was Managing Director Hospitality Division of Secured Capital Corp. He has also held senior positions at Reach Associates, a real estate advisory firm, and Marriott Corporation. Mr. Siegel holds an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a B.S. from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

Richard Weissmann

Partner

Mr. Weissmann joined KSL in March 2008. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co., where he led Goldman's Hospitality and Gaming Practice. Prior to joining Goldman in 1998, he was an attorney in the real estate and corporate groups with the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. Mr. Weissmann began his career in 1984 as a real estate developer in the New York metropolitan area. He has a B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Kevin Rohnstock

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Rohnstock joined us in March 2011 after serving as Associate General Counsel of Royal Gold, Inc. since May 2009. Prior to joining Royal Gold, Mr. Rohnstock was Senior Corporate Counsel for Newmont Mining Corporation from 2005 to 2009. He began his legal career in 2002 as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Department of Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, P.C. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. He holds a J.D. from the University of Denver and a B.A. from Holy Cross.

Jens Blomdahl

Vice President

Mr. Blomdahl joined us in July 2013.   Previously, Mr. Blomdahl was an Analyst in the Gaming and Leisure Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Blomdahl earned his  B.S., summa cum laude, from the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University.  

Michael Acierno

Associate

Mr. Acierno joined us in August 2014 after working as an investment banking analyst in Citigroup's Real Estate & Lodging division.  Mr. Acierno graduated Cum Laude from Williams College where he holds a B.A. in Economics.

Martin Edsinger

Senior Vice President

Mr. Edsinger joined us in May 2016. Martin most recently worked as an Investment Manager with ARLE Capital Partners. Previously, Martin worked as an Experienced Associate Consultant with Bain & Company and an Economic Analyst with NERA Economic Consulting. Martin graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), where he holds a degree in Accounting and Financial Management and an MSc in Economics and Business.

Michael Mohapp

Senior Vice President

Mr. Mohapp joined us in August 2010 after working as an investment banking analyst for Citigroup. He holds a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Finance from Wake Forest University’s Wayne Calloway School of Business & Accountancy.

Noah Glick

Vice President

Mr. Glick joined us in August 2012 after working as an investment banking analyst at Barclays Capital. He holds an B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Tony Argibay

Associate

 Mr. Argibay joined us in May 2016.   Previously, Mr. Argibay worked as an investment banking analyst in the Gaming and Leisure group of Guggenheim Securities.  Mr. Argibay graduated from Amherst College, where he holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.

 

Tina Yu

Senior Vice President

Ms. Yu joined us in August 2011 after working as an investment banking analyst at Citigroup in their Real Estate group. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she holds a B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School and a B.A. in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Breck Jones

Vice President

 

Mr. Jones joined us in July 2013.   Previously, Mr. Jones was an Analyst in the Real Estate and Lodging group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Jones earned his B.A., cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

 

Kyle Berman

Associate

Mr. Berman joined us in June 2016 after working as an investment banking analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure group. Mr. Berman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University, where he holds a B.S. in Applied Economics & Management.

Raphael Bihler

Associate

 

Mr. Bihler joined us in March 2015 after working as an Analyst and Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking division in Frankfurt and London across various industries. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France/ Singapore, a B.B.A. in International Business from ESB Reutlingen, Germany, and a B.A. in Business Management and Finance from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

 

 

Emily Buckley

Associate

Ms. Buckley joined us in January 2016 after working as an Analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking division in London across various industries. She holds a first class degree in Economics from University College London (UCL).

Matthew Calvano

Associate

Mr. Calvano joined us in August 2016 from MORGAN STANLEY & CO. where he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division, Real Estate Group.  Mr. Calvano holds a B.A. in Finance (magna cum laude) from the  Eli Broad College of Business of Michigan State University.

Alexandra Christenson

Associate

Alexandra Christenson joined us in June 2016 from the UBS Investment Bank where she was a member of the Financial Institutions Group.  Ms. Christenson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College where she holds a B.S. in Finance.

Drew Heimbrock

Associate

Mr. Heimbrock joined us in August 2015.   Previously, Mr. Heimbrock was an Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Heimbrock graduated with honors from Wake Forest University with a Masters in Accounting and earned his B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Amarpreet Jhita

Associate

Amarpreet Jhita joined us in August 2016 from the CIM Group where he was an Associate.  Prior to the CIM Group, Mr. Jhita was an Associate in the Consumer/Homebuilder Group of Citigroup.  Mr. Jhita holds a B.A. from the Eli Broad College of Business of Michigan State University.

Harris Levinson

Associate

Mr. Levinson joined us in July 2014 after working as an investment banking analyst in Citigroup's Real Estate & Lodging division. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University where he holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Whitman School of Management.

Charlie Martin

Director of Finance

Mr. Martin joined us in November 2005 after having served as Vice President of Tax for ProLogis, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, since May 2002. Prior to joining ProLogis, Mr. Martin was a Tax Manager for Security Capital Group, which he joined in 1995. He is a CPA and holds a Masters of Accountancy and a Bachelors of Accountancy from New Mexico State University.

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Press Room

 

Contacts

Welcome to the KSL Capital Partners Press Room. If you would like to schedule an interview or require additional information, please contact us at 619-295-8232 X108 or email: contact@kslcapital.com

I.D.E.A.
Attention: Julie Messing-Paea
619-295-8232 X108
mailto:juliep@theideabrand.com

 

Recent News

 

KSL Resorts

 

KSL Resorts, an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, currently manages four premier resort destinations in the United States, some of which are owned by the funds managed by KSL Capital Partners.

Website: www.kslresorts.com

 

 

New Logo Sheet

 

Contact Us

 

KSL Capital is interested in learning about acquisition prospects. Please submit information to: prospects@kslcapital.com

KSL Capital Partners, LLC
100 St. Paul St., Suite 800
Denver, CO 80206
P: (720) 284-6400
F: (720) 284-6401

KSL Capital Partners, LLC
700 Canal St., 4th Floor
Stamford, CT 06902

KSL Capital Partners International, LLP
17 Grosvenor Gardens, Fifth Floor
London, SW1W 0BD

For Employment Opportunities, please contact us at: careers@kslcapital.com