DENVER, COLO.- November 3, 2015 — McWhinney is pleased to announce the addition of David Johnstone as Chief Investment Officer – Hospitality. McWhinney is an experienced Colorado-based real estate investment, management and development company responsible for office, residential, hospitality, industrial and retail projects primarily in Colorado and California.
As Chief Investment Officer – Hospitality, Johnstone is responsible for McWhinney’s hospitality-focused development strategy and leading a team focused in this area. With more than 35 years in hospitality real estate, Johnstone’s extensive experience includes acquisitions, developments, asset management and dispositions. Prior to joining McWhinney, Johnstone served as Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer – Hotels of Miller Global Properties, LLC; Vice President, Development for the Asia/Pacific region for Marriott International/The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company; and Executive Vice President of Sage Hospitality, among other senior positions.
Johnstone’s expertise is a valuable asset to McWhinney’s growing hospitality development portfolio. McWhinney has recently partnered with Sage Hospitality, Stonebridge Companies and Great Wolf Lodge, on hotel developments in Colorado, Oregon and California. Notable projects include the Crawford Hotel at Union Station that opened in 2014 as well as national projects like the Great Wolf Lodge – Southern California slated to open in 2016.