Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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DATE: January 22, 2018
TO:  Ballantyne Employees
FROM: Javier Rosenberg, President of Northwood Hospitality
RE: Raj Radke

Raj Radke

Please join me in welcoming Raj Radke to the Northwood Hospitality team as General Manager of The Ballantyne Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel effective Monday, January 22. In his new role, Raj will have overall responsibility for the hotel and golf course operations.

Raj joins us from the St. Regis in Deer Valley, UT, a AAA Five Diamond award winning hotel, where he most recently held the position of Interim General Manager and Hotel Manager since October 2014.

Prior to Deer Valley, Raj held the position of Director of Food & Beverage at the St. Regis Aspen. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Food & Beverage at the Thunder Valley Casino & Resort and spent thirteen years in various food & beverage leadership positions with Four Seasons in destinations around the world.

I am delighted to welcome Raj to the Northwood Hospitality team. His hands-on leadership and strong background in the luxury segment will be critical as we renovate the hotel and continue to elevate the overall guest experience.

Welcome to the team Raj!

The Spa at Ballantyne in Charlotte Agenda

Charlotte Agenda featured an article about things to do when it’s cold and rainy outside, and among the editorial teams’ top picks was a spa day at The Spa at Ballantyne.


DATE: January 16, 2018
TO:  Northwood Office Employees
FROM: Emily Little, Executive Administrative Assistant
RE: Carolina Kramer

Carolina Kramer

I am pleased to share that Carolina Kramer has joined the Northwood Office team in the role of Office Administrator.

Carolina comes to us from The Ballantyne where she has worked for the past eight years in a variety of capacities, most recently as Director of Front Office. Carolina is excited to join Northwood Office and extend her growth and knowledge in commercial real estate. Carolina is highly detailed, organized and brings with her excellent customer service skills.

Carolina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to new places and participating in local community charity events. Carolina is also a dog lover and has a French bulldog in the family.

Please join me in welcoming Carolina to the Northwood Office team.


DATE: January 16, 2018
TO:  Northwood Office Employees
FROM: Tom Pizzo, Executive Vice President
RE: Joy Jugovic

Joy Jugovic

I am excited to share Joy Jugovic has joined the Northwood Office team as Senior Property Manager. With more than 30 years of experience, Joy brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. Joy will be based in Los Angeles and will oversee daily management of 800 Corporate Pointe, a 243,000-square-foot Class A office property in Culver City. As her role evolves, she will take on the management of more area properties.

Most recently, Joy was Senior Property Manager at Lincoln Property Company in Woodland Hills, CA. She managed two office buildings totaling 510,000 square feet located at LNR Warner Center.

Before that, Joy served as General Manager at RiverRock Real Estate Group, overseeing management activities of two 11-story office buildings consisting of 541,000 square feet. She also worked in this capacity at CBRE and Insignia/ESG Inc. in Pasadena. Earlier in her career, Joy worked in property management at Transpacific Development Company in Santa Monica.

Joy is a Certified Property Manager and actively involved in BOMA/IREM and local Chamber of Commerce. She is an avid Los Angeles Kings hockey fan. In her free time, Joy loves to cook, entertain family and good friends, work out and practice yoga.

Please join me in welcoming Joy to Northwood Office, and we look forward to her visiting our office soon.

Ned Curran Speaks About Charlotte Suburbs on Bisnow Panel

Northwood Office President Ned Curran appeared in a Bisnow panel on the rise of Charlotte’s suburbs where he and other industry experts discussed market trends and more. 

Moderator Jaime Boast, Associate, Tenant Representation, JLL; Marc Robinson, Vice Chair Multifamily Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield; Mathew Crosswy, Principal, Stonehill Strategic Capital; Ned Curran, President, Northwood Office; Dan Stone, CEO, CompuCom; and Nish Patel, President, Beacon IMG.

The Ballantyne Receives WeddingWire's 2018 Couples' Choice Award

Congratulations to The Ballantyne for receiving the WeddingWire 2018 Couples’ Choice Award! This award honors The Ballantyne for being in the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire. Thank you to all who make The Ballantyne a great wedding experience for our guests.

The Ballantyne Hosts Record-breaking Gingerbread Lane

The Ballantyne raised more than $12,000 to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital during its signature holiday event. Out of 70 creations, Mary, Anna and Jean Polking won the People’s Choice Award for their Cathedral entry. Attendees voted for their favorite gingerbread creation with a minimum donation of $1 to Levine Children’s Hospital.

Dana Rader Makes List of 2017 Biggest Newsmakers

South Charlotte Weekly listed Charlotte's biggest newsmakers from 2017, and among that list was Dana Rader for her induction into the LPGA Teach and Club Professional Hall of Fame and Mr. Bissell for the sale of Ballantyne to Northwood Investors.

Ballantyne in Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte Business Journal featured Marshall Nevins in its "Who to Watch" section and Ballantyne's sale to Northwood Investors as one of the biggest stories of 2017. Mr. Bissell was also listed among the top newsmakers of the year.

Vote for Northwood's Hotels in Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards

Voting is open for Travel+Leisure 2018 World's Best Awards Survey. We would appreciate your vote for Northwood's properties, including The Ballantyne, The London and Cheeca Lodge & Spa. The survey is live through March 5, 2018. Thanks in advance for your support!  

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