Ground LVL launches

Ground LVL, a project management company based in Bethesda, MD, and wholly owned subsidiary of HEI Hotels and Resorts, has launched.

The new entity provides what the company calls “a single, trusted point of contact for owners, developers and investors looking for a seamless process from inception to completion and a superior return.” The project management company will offer design and construction expertise, a selection of services and a unique owner/operator.

“Coming from an owner/operator background, we set out to create the project management firm we always wanted to partner with,” said Scott Hammons, president, Ground LVL. “Our veteran team is experienced with select, full-service, luxury, branded and independent properties, possessing the front and back-of-house expertise to turn every aspect of an asset into a value creator.”

He brings tactical project execution and enterprise-level program management to the company, with a unique background in hospitality ownership and an asset manager’s perspective. Most recently, he ran DiamondRock Hospitality’s Design & Construction program of creative repositionings, renovations, building infrastructure investments and capital planning that facilitated a strategy of value-add acquisitions and up-branding repositionings.

“There was a significant void in our industry to develop a truly best-in-class project management team that has the vision, commitment and expertise to provide sustainable real estate value from start to finish,” said Anthony Rutledge, CEO/managing partner, HEI Hotels & Resorts. “Over the last eight months, Scott has leveraged his unparalleled knowledge and cross-industry relationships to assemble a talented veteran team to design, build and execute on projects that deliver the experiences and results our partners deserve.”