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
Boston Park Plaza Park Plaza Boston
Park Plaza, Boston

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

Executive Management

Arash Azarbarzin
Chief Executive Officer
Rob Dann
Chief Operating Officer, Highgate Select
Ned Martin
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Klam
Chief Accounting Officer
Geri Williams-Fitts
Chief People Officer
Richard Tudgay
Chief Technology Officer
Brian Winston
EVP, Sales and Marketing
Paul McElroy
EVP, Construction and Design
Kerry Mack
EVP, Revenue & Distribution
Gopu Menon
EVP, Revenue & Distribution
Jeff Toscano
EVP, Luxury and Lifestyle Operations
Marianne Balfe
VP, Sustainability

Hotel Management


Jeff Toscano
EVP, Luxury and Lifestyle Operations
Rachel Winter
VP, Communications and Brand Strategy
Kristi Blake
Regional Director of Marketing and Comms, East
Nicole Kramer-Axelrad
Regional Director of Marketing and Comms, Southeast
Suzanne Wenz
Regional Director of Marketing and Comms, New England

Full Service

Steve Batta
EVP, Operations
Jason Kreul
EVP, Operations
Kelly Sanders
EVP, Operations

Select Service

Kimberly O'Fallon
COO, InnVentures
Tom Poehailos
EVP Operations, Highgate Select

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