Board of Directors
In his role as Chairman of PM Hotel Group, Dave provides strategic direction to the entire organization as it evolves to meet the changing hospitality landscape.
Mr. Pollin has over 30 years of hospitality experience with organizations such as Laventhol & Horwath (L&H) and the predecessor firm to CHMWarnick. During his hospitality career, he spent seven years in hotel and restaurant operations for the Westin and Sheraton hotel brands, as well as Tony Roma’s, a full-service restaurant organization with outlets worldwide.
Dave Pollin serves as a Director or Trustee at the following organizations: Monument Bank (Maryland); the Philadelphia Union (Major League Soccer team); Holton Arms School (college preparatory school); and Cornell University Council. In addition, Mr. Pollin serves on the Owner Advisory Council of Canopy by Hilton Hotels. He has also served on the Embassy Suites Owner Advisory Council and Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ North American Owner Advisory Council. Dave received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Greg Miller is a founder and Managing Director. Mr. Miller’s dossier of operations experience includes management roles with Marriott, Westin and Doubletree Hotels. During his early operations career, Mr. Miller served on management teams for two Mobil Five Star Award winning properties – the Arizona Biltmore (Westin) and Camelback Inn (Marriott).
Beyond the operations track, Mr. Miller has extensive knowledge of project development, franchise, strategic planning, financial valuation and appraisal. Prior to the creation of PM Hotel Group, he served as the Development Director for Crowne Plaza Hotels covering a 10-state region. As a manager for a leading hospitality consulting firm upon graduating from Cornell, he completed numerous development planning, site selection, market study, and financial feasibility analysis for a wide range of lodging projects.
Mr. Miller received his degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He actively serves on several advisory and steering committees for hotel and tourism education. Mr. Miller currently serves on AHLA’s Board of Directors, is active on both its Management Council as well as its Legislative Advocacy Committee, and is the Hotel Component President for the Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Tourism Association where he is also a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Miller is a 10-year board member of the Assoc. of Starwood Franchise Owner’s Board, is a past chair of the CVB where he resides, and has served as a commissioner for his county’s Economic Development Commission.
Robert E. Buccini
Mr. Buccini co-founded The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG) in 1993. As Co-President he is responsible for and leads the company’s residential, commercial, retail, parking, sports and entertainment development activities. Since co-founding the company, Mr. Buccini has grown the company to over $4 billion in assets, including ownership of six million square feet of office and retail space, 6,500 hotel rooms, 2,000 apartments and four live entertainment venues. In addition, Mr. Buccini co-founded and is co-owner of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.
Mr. Buccini is Chairman of the Wilmington Housing Partnership, a non-for-profit developer that is one of the region’s leading home builders, member of the Board of Directors for the Vice President of the United States Residence Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy of Delaware and a member of the Cornell University Council.
Prior to founding BPG, Mr. Buccini was employed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Buccini received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cornell University.
Chris Buccini is Co-President of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (“BPG”), and founder and President of BPG Real Estate Services, LLC, the entity responsible for BPG’s office, residential, retail, and parking management and leasing efforts. Mr. Buccini is responsible for the ultimate performance of the company’s commercial, retail, parking and entertainment activities, leading its acquisitions, financing, leasing, operations, and disposition efforts. Since joining BPG in 1999, Mr. Buccini has grown the company to over $4 billion in assets, including ownership of six million square feet of office and retail space, 6,500 hotel rooms, 2,000 apartments and four live entertainment venues. Mr. Buccini is a director of PM Hotel Group, Inc, a hotel management company with over 3,500 rooms under management. In addition, Mr. Buccini co-founded and is co-owner of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.
Mr. Buccini is the founder and current member of the Board of The Light Up The Queen Foundation; a member of the Board of Trustees of Wilmington Friends School; on the Board of Directors of the Brandywine Conservancy, United Way of Delaware, and Wilmington Renaissance Corporation; and a member of the Delaware Business Roundtable, City of Chester Institute for Economic Development, and Hagley Museum and Library Council of Advisors.
Prior to The Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. Buccini was the Director of Acquisitions and Senior Vice President of Barrow Street Capital, LLC, a New York City-based real estate private equity fund which is an affiliate of Greenhill and Company. Prior to joining Barrow Street, Mr. Buccini was a Vice President at Eastdil Realty, where he was involved in the disposition, financing and development of investment quality office, retail, industrial, lodging and multi-family projects.
Mr. Buccini received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.
Mr. Schwandt is President of BPGS Construction, a full-service Construction & Development Management company with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, D.C. The primary function of BPGS is to oversee all construction and development related activities for Buccini/Pollin, Buccini/Pollin Real Estate Services, and select third party clients. Mr. Schwandt brings his individual focus to each project undertaken, bringing a leadership role throughout the process with ownership, designers, and the end user.
Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin and founding BPGS Construction in 1998, Mr. Schwandt spent eight years with an industry leading full service CM/GC firm operating throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Schwandt held positions as a Senior Estimator and Project Manager before becoming a Vice President and corporate officer. Mr. Schwandt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University’s School of Business and Economics, with concentrations in law and architecture.
Mr. Schwandt’s community experience includes:
Board of Directors for Preservation Delaware, Inc. (2003 – 2008); the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Delaware’s irreplaceable architectural heritage and historical settings.
2006 Co-chair for the United Way Campaign for the State of Delaware. Board of Directors for the Delaware Preservation Fund (2003 – present); a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to provide low interest loans for historically oriented renovations.
Board of Directors for the Delaware Contractors Association (2007 – present); the states leading construction services organization with direct affiliation to the AGC or Associated General Contractors of America.
Board of Directors for the Delaware Nature Society (2008 – 2014); a pre-eminent non-profit environmental organization in the state, integrating education as a vital element in preservation, conservation, and advocacy.