David B. Pollin '90
David B. Pollin '90
Co-Founder and President
The Buccini/Pollin Group
Dave Pollin is the co-founder and president of the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), headquartered in Washington, D.C. He also serves as chairman of PM Hotel Group, the hotel management affiliate of BPG. Pollin leads the firms' hotel acquisition, development, and capital markets efforts.
The Buccini/Pollin Group has acquired and developed over $4 billion of properties in every real estate asset class throughout the United States since its founding in 1993. BPG is the developer, owner, and operator of over 30 hotels, six million square feet of office space, 15 residential communities, numerous retail properties, and multiple sports/entertainment venues.
Among BPG's affiliates, PM Hotel Group manages over 40 hotels for BPG and third-party clients, with managed revenue in excess of $350 million. BPGS Construction is based in Wilmington, Delaware and has 100 associates focused on general contracting, tenant improvements, and owner-representation services. BPG Real Estate Services develops and manages office projects for BPG, while Reside BPG oversees BPG's multi-family residential efforts. The principals of BPG are also co-founders and owners of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, having developed and constructed Talen Energy Stadium, the team's home field in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Pollin currently serves on the Nominating Committee (co-chair) of the Economic Club of Washington; Cornell Hotel School's Dean's Advisory Board; Cornell University Council; Canopy by Hilton's Owner Advisory Council; Trustee of the Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland; and Revere Bank of Maryland’s Washington, D.C. Advisory Board.
In years past, Pollin served on the Federal City Council of Washington, D.C.; Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner's Advisory Council; and the Owner Advisory Council of Hilton's Embassy Suites brand. He was a
founding board member of Monument Bank of Maryland; co-founder and president of the Board of Starlight Children's Foundation MidAtlantic; and regional chair of the Northeast U.S. Region of the Young Presidents Organization.
Prior to co-founding the Buccini/Pollin Group and PM Hotel Group, Pollin was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath and worked in operations with Westin and Sheraton. Pollin graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.