Paul Gladd is Principal and co-Owner of dpM Partners, and has nearly thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry with extensive work in mergers, acquisitions, development, asset management and accounting for hotel properties. He and his partner, Dave Brown, created dpM in 2006. Additionally, Mr. Gladd is a principal in a hotel development entity created for the purpose of developing and asset managing upper tier select-service and upscale full-service hotels under major brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt. In its short life, this entity has successfully developed five hotels with several others under development.
In recent years, Mr. Gladd was contracted to direct the formation and strategic planning for Alliance Hospitality LLC, a development and management joint venture focused on the hospitality industry. The joint venture successfully developed two major branded hotels in the mid-Atlantic region under public/private partnerships.
Previously, Mr. Gladd was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development with Crestline Hotels & Resorts and its parent company Barceló Crestline Corporation. Mr. Gladd joined Crestline Capital Corporation as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development after the public spin-off of Crestline Capital by Host Marriott Corporation. While in this capacity, Mr. Gladd was instrumental in the growth of Crestline Capital to an industry leader.
Mr. Gladd joined the Marriott Corporation in 1990 in the Partnership Services Group and provided financial reporting and asset management services for over one hundred select-service properties and ten full-service hotels. He subsequently moved on to the Host Marriott Corporation to work in acquisitions and development, where he successfully closed on over twenty acquisitions totaling over $500 million during his tenure with Host Marriott.
Mr. Gladd serves on the board of the American Shakespeare Center, a non-for-profit theater company located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He previously served on Starwood Corporation’s Development Board of Advisors for it’s Aloft and Element branded select-service hotels.