Speaker: Mr. Dave Pollin ’90, Co-President & Founder

The Buccini/Pollin Group

Where: Statler Auditorium

Dave Pollin is the Co-Founder and President of The Buccini/Pollin Group (“BPG”), headquartered in Washington, DC. He also serves as Chairman of PM Hotel Group, the hotel management affiliate of BPG. Mr. Pollin leads the firms’ hotel acquisition, development and capital markets efforts.

The Buccini/Pollin Group has acquired and developed over $5 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 40 hotels, seven million square feet of office space, 15 major residential communities, numerous retail properties, and multiple sports/entertainment venues.

Among BPG’s affiliates, PM Hotel Group manages 50+ hotels and over $500mm of managed revenue across the United States. BPG’s Construction is based in Wilmington, Delaware and has 100 associates focused on general contracting, tenant improvements and owner representation services. BPG 360 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.

Mr. Pollin’s current affiliations include: Cornell Hotel School’s Dean’s Advisory Board; the Economic Club of Washington’s Nominating Committee Co-Chair; Canopy by Hilton’s Owner Advisory Council; Trustee of The Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland; Trustee of the Federal City Council of Washington, DC; Revere Bank’s Washington, DC Advisory Board; and Co-Chair of the Trust for the National Mall’s Ball for the Mall. In years past, Mr. Pollin served on Cornell University Council; Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner’s Advisory Council; Owner Advisory Council of Hilton’s Embassy Suites brand; 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 US Region of the Young Presidents Organization. Prior to co-founding The Buccini/Pollin Group and PM Hotel Group, Mr. Pollin was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath and worked in operations with Westin and Sheraton. David Pollin graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.