New Hardy Group president

The Hardy Group has named Brent Hardy as president of the company. In turn, John Hardy will continue to oversee all aspects of the family business as chairman/founder, focusing on investment and development activities.

Brent Hardy is a creative leader focused on the intersection of hospitality, commercial real estate development and technology, according to the company. Seeking to undertake all responsibilities for the organization, Brent Hardy will continue to provide executive leadership and strategy, including business development, marketing, operational performance, client relations, project management and more.

“I am very pleased to announce Brent’s promotion to president,” said John Hardy. “Brent’s strategic focus, exceptional leadership and commitment to the company has been instrumental in Hardy’s growth. Over the past 14 years, Brent has worked his way up through the organization, truly learning the inner workings of the family business. I look forward to reaching new levels of success with his increased involvement.”

Prior to the position of president, Brent Hardy was the director of development and implemented strategic initiatives to expand the organization’s geographic footprint in key markets. He is responsible for opening the company’s Los Angeles and Honolulu offices and managing projects on the West coast and Hawaii. He joined the company in 2008 as a project director, initially based in St. Louis, focusing on the completion of the Hyatt Regency’s $63-million renovation. He then transferred to the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, rising to senior project director responsible for the renovation of The Revere hotel in Boston, renovation of the New York City Palace Hotel and the Hotel MDR in Los Angeles.

His development responsibilities also include capital formation, deal identification, feasibility analysis, JV negotiations and financial modeling for the company’s equity commercial real estate investments.

“I am excited and honored to transition into this new leadership role,” he said. “Over the last 30 years, my father has provided mentorship, which has allowed The Hardy Group to become the premier development services provider to the hospitality industry.  I am thrilled to build upon that foundation as we look towards what new successes we can achieve in the next 30 years.”

Prior to Hardy, he spent three years with Rosemann & Associates Architects of St. Louis MO, working primarily on historic adaptive reuse projects and multi-family architecture.