Chief Investment Officer
Evan Laskin is the Chief Investment Officer of Margaritaville Enterprises where he is focused on the company’s expansion into the licensing and franchising of branded real estate. With its first hotel opening in 2010, Margaritaville now has 18 lodging properties open with a committed pipeline of over 20 amongst its many segments including resorts, full service and select service hotels, all-inclusive hotels, vacation ownership communities, active lifestyle communities, and resort home rental and ownership.
Mr. Laskin has nearly 15 years of experience in the acquisition, development, financing, and asset management of all classes of real estate assets with a focus on the hospitality segment, closing on transactions valued at nearly $6.0 billion. Prior to joining Margaritaville, Mr. Laskin was a Vice President at Starwood Capital Group based in Greenwich, CT where he transacted on hospitality assets valued at $2.0 billion and oversaw the asset management of a hotel portfolio of 5,600 keys in the US and Canada. In that role, Mr. Laskin also sat on multiple Marriott advisory boards.
Mr. Laskin started his career in the real estate investment banking group at J.P. Morgan & Co. where he was involved in over $44 billion in capital raising and advisory work. Mr. Laskin received a B.S. degree from Cornell University in Applied Economics Management.