Chairman & CEO
Dr Giannini will be involved in all aspects of the Development. Specifically, Dr. Giannini is responsible for all aspects of transaction management, including structuring and raising debt, equity capital, managing the Development and providing on-going support and direction to the team. In the past year, Dr. Giannini has concentrated on site identification, architectural design and approval, market analysis and building deep industry relationships with general contractors, management companies, lenders, engineering firms and governmental agencies.
Dr. Alex Giannini is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, developer and businessman who has created and sold a number of successful business ventures. After graduating from dental school in 1988, Dr. Giannini developed, built, opened and acquired new dental offices in southwest Florida. As founder of Comfortable Care Dental Group, his company grew from a small dental office into a large dental practice management company which Dr. Giannini eventually merged in as a partner in Heartland Dental Care, a $225 million and 1500 employee company. In 1997, Dr Giannini started a dental practice management company which besides helping dentists track their practice’s back to financial health, evolved and became the basis from which Dr. Giannini expanded into managing other businesses which involved the client owner-doctor’s real estate holdings.
Having been a successful and recognized expert in the dental practice management field and business, Dr. Giannini is a visionary leader and has a special gift for recognizing exceptional land development opportunities as evidenced by the acquisitions of his recent properties which recently each appraised for approximately $10 million or more than their respective purchase price. Another special gift is his ability to attract exceptional professional talent, and create “best practices teams” of individuals and firms especially suited for each business venture. By utilizing this “best practices approach,” Dr Giannini brings the best available executive talent with focused expertise specially tailored to each business venture.
President & COO
Mr. Harris is the former Director of Development for all IHG company-owned and managed hotels and was responsible for obtaining new management contracts and administering current contracts. He oversaw the industry’s third largest managed portfolio, consisting of over 300 hotels. Mr. Harris helped IHG launch the Crowne Plaza brand in 1994 and the Staybridge Suites brand in 1998, and he worked on the acquisition of the Candlewood brand in 2004. Within his portfolio of company-managed hotels, Mr. Harris manages approximately 130 extended-stay hotels for IHG, of which 76 are Candlewood Hotels. With the Staybridge brand, Mr. Harris achieved an 8% RevPAR premium from company managed hotels vs. franchised hotels in 2005. Mr. Harris also has previous management and marketing experience with Westin Hotels and Hilton Hotels. Mr. Harris will directly oversee site selection, hotel development and day-to-day hotel operations, through the Harris Hotel Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AHDP.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yanez has over 20 years of corporate finance experience. He has focused on real-estate finance since 2000. Mr. Yanez most recently served as a Director of Pacific Security Capital, a vertically integrated real estate services company that provides advisory, capital markets, development and investment sales services to the real estate industry. Prior to joining Pacific Security Capital, Mr. Yanez held a variety of executive positions for companies ranging in size from regional mid-market enterprises to large international organizations. He was a principal in a commercial real estate consulting practice in Florida and was formerly the VP of Finance for a NYSE listed corporation. Mr. Yanez is responsible for all the financial matters related to the development, construction and management of the hotels. He is primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the business. He is also responsible for financial planning, record-keeping,, financial reporting to management and communicating financial performance and forecasts to management.
Mr. Ortega serves as a consultant developer to AHDP. Mr. Rey Ortega’s experience covers the following real estate asset classes: multifamily, hospitality, commercial, office, residential and special purpose structures. Specific projects within the asset classes are: apartments, condominiums, and hotels, casinos, mixed use developments, restaurants, night-clubs, shopping centers, banks, gun ranges, and golf country clubs. Rey Ortega joined Adams/Ortega in 1976 while attending the College of Architecture at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The partnership has been responsible for the design and construction of over half a billion dollars since its inception. To date their collaboration continues on various projects. Over the past 29 years their business activity has enabled Rey Ortega to master the art and science of development covering the full range of functions feasibility as analysis, site planning, site acquisition, architectural design and engineering, financing, construction and management of projects. As early as 1979 Rey Ortega was involved in assisting clients such as the Fred Bullard in the site selection and development of significant residential and commercial projects that have withstood the test of time as to feasibility and value. An example of such endeavors is the Feather Sound residential community in Tampa Bay across the Carrillon Park, where more than a billion dollars in commercial real estate has been built in the last 10 years. Companies such as Raymond James Financial, Franklin Templeton, and Aeon Insurance Company have established national and regional headquarters. Recent projects include: 1000 Channelside Condominiums in Downtown Tampa and The Garrison at Harbour Island in Tampa. Visit www.gdgfl.com.