John Berndt

Operations & Asset Management

Lansing, Michigan, United States
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Senior advisor for multi-use projects for International brands, independent owners/developers on hospitality operations programing and development.

Key Consulting Services

  • Operations
  • Asset Management
  • Masterplan Project Management
  • Fund Raising
  • Renovations and Conversions


John has successfully developed, opened and operated Iconic developments including branded and independent hotels, restaurants, beach clubs, resorts, wellness and retail. He has contributed to the growth of brands including Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, W, Westin, Hyatt, Cipriani, Pan Pacific and Marco Polo International Hotel groups.


  • He advises multi-use project owners/developers on conceptual design, hospitality operations, programing, branding, positioning and joint venture opportunities. John has been involved in all aspects of development, opening and operating premier luxury brands in retail, hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants, residences, spa's and casino's around the world.

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John is currently working on re opening improvement plans for a waterfront resort in upstate New York and developing lakeside retreats in Michigan and the New York's Finger Lakes wine country. He is developing programming for master planned communities in Dominican Republic and Mexico. Most recently completing assignments renovating historic hotels, converting one to a College residence. He worked with Howard Hughes on Ward Village in Waikiki and Wegmans and Constellation brands with Public funding to educate and promote New York States agriculture, wineries, breweries, craft beverages, artisans and entrepreneurs. John has spearheaded the successful development, rebranding, renovation and operations for hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts and master planned communities.

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