Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President of ECD Company and its affiliate Smashotels, Jeff Solomon is responsible for development, design and construction oversight of all new development and renovation projects. Jeff joined ECD Company in 2003 as director of acquisitions and development in Florida, and in 2006 Jeff began development and owner construction oversight of of theWit Hotel in Chicago. Since 2014, Jeff has overseen development and construction of Hotel EMC2 in Chicago (part of the Marriott Autograph collection). In addition to all new development, Jeff utilizes his development experience and collaborative approach to implement best practices in property management and renovations, and maintains oversight responsibility for multiple expansion and renovation projects within the company’s portfolio of hotel, office, retail and theater assets.
Jeff began his real estate career 25 years ago as a leasing agent for the largest high rise office developer in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then transitioned to the hotel sector as owner/developer/operator of a beachfront resort in the Northern coast of Peru, where he acquired a remote beachfront location and transformed it into a destination resort experience for international travelers, and then sold the resort in 2007. Jeff is a graduate of Tulane University, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team, and remains a competitive tournament player.