Brian J. Collins

         Brian J. Collins is an Investor/Partner and Senior Advisor of the Company. In June 2008 he became President and of Intrawest, the largest resort owner in North America ( He is the Founder, President and CEO of Colgate Development. Colgate Development, based in New York, was formed to develop mixed-use real estate projects featuring 5-star hotels. Colgate is currently developing a $250 million Ritz-Carlton condominium in Philadelphia and a Ritz -Carlton hotel for Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is also doing a W Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and managing the development of a condominium on Fifth Avenue in New York City for Carlyle Partners.

          Mr. Collins was a Principal and COO of Millennium Partners from December 1997 – February 2004 where he was responsible for $3 billion in assets. During his career at Millennium he held various positions including President and a Principal of Millennium Hospitality Partners and most recently a Principal and Local Partner of the Four Seasons Hotel & Tower in Miami, where he had direct responsibility for the development, sales & leasing of this $400 million project. It included 186 condominiums, 84 condo-hotel units, 221 Room Hotel, 45,000 square foot sports club and 200,000 square feet of class-A office space. Millennium Partners is the pre-eminent developer of mixed-use properties in the United States, having developed over $2 billion of projects since 1997. Brian was involved in all aspects of these projects. The development portfolio included five Ritz-Carlton Hotels (Central Park South, New York, Battery Park, New York; Boston Common, Boston; Washington, Washington, D.C., Georgetown, Washington), two Four Seasons Hotels (San Francisco and Miami) and four Sports Club/LA Mega Health Clubs. Brian has also been on the board of directors of The Sports Club Company (American Stock Exchange: SCY) since 1997.

          Prior to joining Millennium, Brian was senior vice president of Carol Management Corp. and Doral Hotels & Resorts; two affiliated privately held hospitality and real estate companies. While at Carol Management Brian was responsible for the sale or joint venture of over $500 million of assets including the sale of the Doral Hotel & County Club in Miami to KSL Recreation; the sale of the Doral Ocean Beach in Miami Beach to a French consortium; the sale of the Doral Inn, Doral Tuscany and Doral Court in New York City to Starwood Hotels; and, the joint venture of the ownership of 90 Park Avenue in New York City. Brian was also responsible for the restructuring of over $500 million of secured and unsecured loans with some 15 lenders.

          In the years prior to joining Carol Management Corp. in 1992 Brian completed numerous transactions as a real estate investment banker at Rockwood Realty (co-founder and president), The Harlan Company (vice president) and Eastdil Realty (vice president). Brian started his career in 1982 at Peat Marwick & Co. (now KPMG LLP) as an auditor.

          Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University and a Masters of Science from New York University Graduate School of Business. He has also passed the CPA exam in New York State.