Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lakewood Hotel Group
Bret D.S. McLeod is a co-founder of Lakewood Hotel Group and currently serves as Managing Partner. Prior to forming Lakewood, McLeod was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest public lodging REIT and S&P 500 company. In that role, he oversaw the management of a nearly $20 billion balance sheet and was responsible for all capital markets, investor relations, cash management, corporate finance, corporate strategy, strategic planning, and merger and acquisitions activities. McLeod was involved in over $15 billion of real estate transactions in his nearly 15-year career at Host. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where he double-majored in Finance and Management.