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EKN Development Group was established in 2012 as a real estate development firm, specializing in premier hospitality, retail, mixed-use, and high-density residential developments. The objective of EKN was to design and use a systematic process for real estate development which would decrease exposure to risk while maximizing returns on investment. Leveraging the team’s strong track record and extensive network, EKN aims to develop high quality, differentiated products that cater to the aesthetics of each specific site.

After careful analysis of asset performance through economic cycles, EKN determined the factors which were most correlated with robust performance through contractionary periods. These factors have become the foundation of EKN's site selection process. As a result, a standardized process was developed to encompass entitlement risk, economic positioning, building feasibility, and stabilized asset performance. Utilizing this process, all necessary factors could be determined within several business days to streamline the overall process, ensuring only premier projects are pursued by EKN. 

EKN  then develops and builds these projects; branding them with one of the top four institutionally-traded brands: Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Marriott. After completing construction, EKN employs premier third-party management companies to operate the hotels. From start to finish, EKN is committed to producing outstanding projects for residents, city officials, and investors alike.

Today, EKN has an extensive pipeline of projects, ranging from developments currently under construction to those who have a target acquisition dates 36 months in the future. For more information on EKN or to learn more about our history, please visit the Contact Us page.