The Buccini/Pollin Group
DAVID B. POLLIN
Dave Pollin is a Co-Founder and President of The Buccini/Pollin Group (‘BPG”). He also serves as Chairman of Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies (PMHS), the hotel management affiliate of BPG, headquartered in Washington, DC. Mr. Pollin leads BPG’s hotel acquisition, development and financing efforts. BPG’s offices in Wilmington, Delaware, Baltimore, and Philadelphia focus on office, retail, multi-family and sports/entertainment development and management.
The Buccini/Pollin Group has acquired and developed over $3 billion of properties in every real estate asset class in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States since its founding in 1993. BPG is the developer, owner and operator of 19 hotels, over six million square feet of office space, nine residential communities, numerous retail properties, and multiple sports/entertainment venues.
BPGS Construction, LLC – BPG’s construction affiliate - is based in Wilmington, Delaware and has 30+ associates focused on general contracting, tenant improvements and owner representation services. Hotel management company PMHS currently manages 22 hotels for BPG and third party clients across the United States, with total annual revenue in excess of $100 million. BPG Real Estate Services develops and manages office and residential projects for BPG. The principals of BPG are also co-founders and part owners of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, having developed and constructed PPL Park, the team’s home stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Since co-founding BPG, Dave Pollin has led the firm’s development or acquisition and renovation of 30 hotels valued at over $1.3 billion. Mr. Pollin’s extensive relationships with Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and Choice Hotels have led to BPG winning numerous industry honors, including being named Hilton’s Multi-Brand developer of the year. Strong industry ties and a track record of exceptional hotel design and performance provide unique access to development and acquisition opportunities. BPG is the developer, owner and operator of hotels carrying the following flags: Hilton, Sheraton, The Madison (5-star hotel in Washington, DC), Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Aloft by W Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton and others.
Mr. Pollin is currently serving on or has recently served on the following bodies: the Federal City Council of Washington, DC; Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner’s Advisory Council; Owner Advisory Council of Hilton’s Embassy Suites brand; Cornell University Council; founding board member of Monument Bank of Maryland; Nominating Co-Chair of the Economic Club of Washington, DC; 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 Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, David Pollin was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath, worked in operations with Westin and Sheraton, and graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.