Biographies

Jim Reilly  —  Co-Founder/President jim@azureresorts.com Senior Real Estate Acquisitions and Development  Executive with broad-based  experience  in  Hotel/Resort, Multi-Family, Commercial and Residential Development, Vacation/Resort Luxury Residential Real Estate…

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Jim Reilly  —  Co-Founder/President
jim@azureresorts.com

Senior Real Estate Acquisitions and Development  Executive with broad-based  experience  in  Hotel/Resort, Multi-Family, Commercial and Residential Development, Vacation/Resort Luxury Residential Real Estate Development, Construction and Project Management, New Acquisition Sourcing, Evaluating, Feasibility and Project/Deal Structuring  with specialization in the   United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America in the following areas:

Developer Representative for Resort and Mixed Use Projects up to 500,000 Total SF

  •  Full development experience from acquisitions, entitlement negotiations, hotel management selection and/or branding, financing(equity, debt and mezzanine), sales/marketing and leasing programs, including programming of unit types/amenities, architecture/design and overall pre-development management.

Financial and Operational Administration

  • Complete understanding of financial and administrative controls of systems and operations.  Full profit and loss accountability while consistently meeting or exceeding forecasted goals.  Analyzing annual needs, creating annual forecasts, budget development and administration.  Operational and financial auditing experience.

Valuation and Feasibility Analysis

  • Valuation experience in commercial, retail, multi-family, residential and hotels/resorts throughout the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.  Creation of comparable values, real estate appraisals and cash flow implications.

Equity and Debt Structuring Through Hedge Funds, Banks, High Net Worth Individuals and Other Financial Institutions

  • The creation and presentation of debt and equity proposals as a principal and as a consultant for third party developers.  Relationships with financial institutions and developers focused in the United States, Caribbean and Mexico.  Creative structuring of equity and debt investments.

Strategic Repositioning of Multiple Real Estate Products

  • Ability to take existing real estate and reposition it resulting in increased profitability and performance from acquisition to disposition.

Sales, Leasing and Marketing for Diverse Real Estate Products

  • Sales, leasing and marketing plans developed for multi use projects, destination clubs, hotels/resorts and luxury residential developments that include direct and indirect sales strategies.  Full understanding of leveraging the internet and various sales/marketing technology strategies.  Development of collateral marketing and sales material.  Sales management activities related to ultra luxury resort home sales and other related luxury ownership products.

 

David Lopez  —  Co-Founder/Partner
david@playaprestigeproperties.com

Entrepreneurial Executive with extensive Start-Up and Operational experience within the Hospitality market in Quintana Roo and other areas of Mexico.  Creation of a Leading Luxury Residential Real Estate Brokerage and the largest Commercial Brokerage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

  • Acting Broker for the Acquisition of more than $150,000,000 in Land, Hotel, Commercial and Residential properties in the Riviera Maya and Tulum, Mexico.  Acquisitions included Complex Assemblages and more than 40 Transactions over a 30 month period.

  • Lead and Manage ground up construction of multi-million dollar luxury residential residences, commercial and hospitality projects throughout the Riviera Maya.
  • Owner and Operator of the #1 Tripadvisor ranked beach (Playa Paraiso) in all of Mexico.  Operator of a Small Boutique Hotel, Beach Club and Luxury Villa in Tulum, Mexico.  Currently acts as the 2018 Secretary of the Tulum Small Hotel Association and travels internationally with the Mexico Tourism Office to promote Tourism across the world.
  • Lived and Worked in Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Mexico for the last 25 years.

 

Doug Faddis  —  Sr. Vice President, Business Development & Acquisitions
doug@azureresorts.com

Senior Real Estate Acquisitions and Development  Executive with broad-based  experience  in  Hotel/Resort, Multi-Family, Residential Development, Vacation/Resort Luxury Residential Real Estate Development, Construction and Project Management, New Acquisition Sourcing, Market Evaluation and Feasibility Analysis with specialization in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America in the following areas:

Developer Representative for Resort and Mixed Use Projects up to 500,000 Total SF

  • Full development experience from acquisitions, entitlement negotiations, hotel management selection and/or branding, financing (equity, debt and mezzanine), sales/marketing and leasing programs, including programming of unit types/amenities, architecture/design and overall pre-development management.

Valuation and Feasibility Analysis

  • Valuation experience in commercial, retail, multi-family, residential and hotels/resorts throughout the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.  Creation of detailed feasibility studies, market overviews, competitive analysis, comparable values and real estate appraisals.

Sales, Leasing and Marketing for Diverse Real Estate Products

  • Sales, leasing and marketing plans developed for multi use projects, destination clubs, hotels/resorts and luxury residential developments that include direct and indirect sales strategies.  Full understanding of leveraging the internet and various sales/marketing technology strategies.  Development of collateral marketing and sales material.  Sales management activities related to ultra luxury resort home sales and other related luxury ownership products.