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Mark Gordon

Co-Founder and Chief Hospitality Officer
Mark Gordon
Mark J. Gordon has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate industry and is widely regarded as an ndustry expert. During his career, he has been actively in development, operations, asset management, acquisitions, renovations, design, construction management, capital raising, financing, sales and advisory.

In 2021, Mark co-founded a travel technology platform known as Pinktada. The company has developed game changing technology that uses NFTs and the blockchain to fundamentally enhance the way hotels are marketed and reservations are procured for leisure hotel and resort travel.

Mark was most recently Managing Partner of Intrinsic Hotel Capital and Tribeca Associates where he focused on over $1.5 billion of acquisitions and development in Manhattan. Notable projects include the conceptualization, development and ultimate sale of the super luxury Baccarat Hotel & Residences. In addition, he oversaw the adaptive reuse of an office building conversion into the Marriott Residence Inn World Trade Center with destination retail, the development of the 298-key Moxy Hotel Downtown, a mixed-use 30-story hotel and retail tower and the complete renovation and repositioning of two officer towers, 130 West 42nd Street and 30 Broad Street.

Prior to his focus on development and acquisitions, Mark was one of the leading advisors to the hotel industry. He was Managing Partner and Head of the Hospitality Group at Sonnenblick-Goldman, a national real estate investment banking firm. As partner, Mr. Gordon was responsible for overseeing management, sales growth and the ultimate sale of the firm to Cushman & Wakefield. Upon the sale of the company, Mr. Gordon was appointed to head Cushman & Wakefield‘s National Hospitality Practice, a position he held until 2010 when he decided to take his own advice and become a hotel developer and investor. During his advisory career, Mark oversaw many of the hotel industries’ most complex projects including the adaptive reuse and conversion of the Hotel Delmonico to the Trump Park Avenue, creating a joint venture between Loews Hotels and Universal Studios to develop five hotels at Universal Studios Resort in Orlando, recapitalizing Ian Schrager Company, restructuring Denihan Hospitality Group, and the complex sales and financings of hundreds of landmark hotels and resorts located throughout the U.S.

Mark has won numerous awards for his accomplishments in the real estate industry including Crain’s “40 under 40”, Americas Lodging Investment Summits “Deal of the Year” and Commercial Property News “Stars to Watch” and is a frequent speaker at hotel and real estate industry events. Mr. Gordon holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University and a B.S. in Finance from Ithaca College.