Dave Brown is Principal and co-Owner of dpM Partners. With over forty years of construction and architectural experience, he is an expert in hotel projects of any size, from ground-up construction to redesign and renovation work. He and his partner, Paul Gladd, created dpM in 2006.
Within his many years in the hospitality industry, Mr. Brown served as Director of Special Projects and Technical Services in the Architecture and Construction Division of Marriott International, Inc. between 2000 and 2006, and as Construction Manager in the Architecture and Construction Division from 1987 to 1994. He held positions of increasing responsibility in the corporation, including leading projects valued at over $100 million dollars and representing both owners and management companies.
In between these two appointments, Mr. Brown, along with other former Marriott partners, managed a hospitality consulting company specializing in owner, manager and lender support services. As Managing Partner, Mr. Brown developed the corporate owner’s representation and project management services; property condition assessments; property improvement plans (PIP’s); construction document peer reviews; value engineering programs; cost management programs for retail, hospitality, and commercial properties; and managed all architectural, engineering and civil consultants for ground-up and renovation projects.
In addition to his extensive background with hotels, Mr. Brown has also led projects for architectural firms, owners, and management companies in other fields such as education, retail and the medical industries.
Mr. Brown’s diverse experience and personal commitment to projects have earned him high regard among his clientele.