Who We Are

NOMO Nomo Soho
NoMo SoHo, New York City
Graduate The Graduate Roosevelt Island
The Graduate Roosevelt Island, New York City
Southernmost Southernmost Beach Resort Key West
Southernmost Resort, Key West
Alohilani Waikiki Alohilani Resort
Alohilani Resort, Waikiki
Hotel Theta Hotel Theta
Kimpton Hotel Theta, New York City

For over thirty years, Highgate has been the premier investment and operating partner of hospitality assets.

With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands.

Our Team


Mahmood Khimji
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board
Mehdi Khimji
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board
Zach Berger
Zach Berger
Rich Russo
Richard Russo
Matt Gunlock
Matt Gunlock
Steve Barick
Steve Barick
Ankur Randev
Ankur Randev
Principal & Chief Commercial Officer
Arash Azarbarzin
Arash Azarbarzin
Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Management

Arash Azarbarzin
Principal & Chief Executive Officer
Ankur Randev
Principal & Chief Commercial Officer
Rob Dann
Chief Operating Officer, Highgate Select
Ned Martin
Chief Financial Officer
Elizabeth Redmond
Chief Accounting Officer
Geri Williams-Fitts
Chief People Officer
Mike Dickersbach
Chief Digital Officer
Kerry Mack
Chief Revenue Officer
Kelly Sanders
Group President
Steve Batta
Group President
Brian Winston
EVP, Sales and Marketing
Paul McElroy
EVP, Construction and Design
Gopu Menon
EVP, Revenue & Distribution
Marianne Balfe
VP, Sustainability

Hotel Management


Jeff Toscano
EVP, Luxury and Lifestyle Hotels
Rachel Winter
SVP, Communications and Brand Strategy
Judy Matz
Executive Director, Programming, Partnerships & Activations
Megann Samperisi
Marketing Director
Callie Peck
Creative Director
Caroline Gompers
Creative Producer

Full Service

Matt Greene
EVP, Luxury Residences
Kaizad Charna
SVP, Operations
Merav Segev
SVP, Operations
Ahmad Erbinieh
SVP, Operations
Keith Shopnick
SVP, Operations

Select Service

Tony Maness
EVP Operations, Highgate Select
David Montrose
EVP Operations, InnVentures

Business Development

Jason Gold
SVP, Business Development
Matt Wechsler
SVP, Acquisitions and Development
Sarve Eshtehardi
VP, Development

Our Network

Food & Beverage

Partnering with renowned food and beverage companies adds a distinctive value of excitement to Highgate’s properties.

  • MFG
  • tao
  • groot
  • morimoto
  • ingoodco
  • TableOne


Highgate consistently compiles world-class teams of architects and designers to execute unique and innovative hotel concepts.

  • rockwell group
  • Ken Fulk
  • JBI
  • YB
  • Champalimaud
  • good, rich
  • Meyer Davis
  • creme