Team Member

JANE DOE

WEB DESIGNER

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MY SKILLS

UI Design 80%
Branding & Identity 70%
JavaScript 60%
HTML5&CSS3 90%
WordPress 70%

Other Team Members

  • Principal

    Jared S. Smith

    Mr. Smith is a co-founder of Pennbridge companies. Since its inception, Pennbridge has purchased/developed over $200 Million in hospitality assets.  Pennbridge and its affiliates have owned multiple hotels in four states, of which seven are ground-up developments.  Pennbridge has a longstanding franchise relationship with Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group.  In addition, Smith and Lewis have affiliation with Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Corp. Pennbridge hotels are managed by Smith and Lewis’ management company, Pennbridge Lodging Corp, which received the prestigious Marriott Horizon Award in 2018. 

    Prior to co-founding Pennbridge, Mr. Smith worked for various investment groups focusing on real estate acquisitions and development including Starwood Capital Group in Greenwich, CT, Brighton Corporation, Salomon Smith Barney's Real Estate Investment Banking Group in New York City, and Grosvenor International Limited in Washington D.C.

    Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Principal

    Thomas W. Lewis, III

    Mr. Lewis is a co-founder of Pennbridge companies. Since inception, Pennbridge has purchased/developed over $200 million in hospitality assets. Pennbridge and its affiliates have owned multiple hotels in four states, seven of which are ground-up developments. Pennbridge has a longstanding franchise affiliation with Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group and has relationships with Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Corp. Pennbridge hotels are managed by Pennbridge Lodging Corp, the hotel management company co-founded by Mr. Lewis, which received the prestigious Marriott Horizon Award in 2018.

    Prior to co-founding Pennbridge, Mr. Lewis was a Vice President with W.P. Carey, a real estate investment firm headquartered in New York City, where he was responsible for one and a half billion dollars of assets under management. Prior to his experience with W.P. Carey, Mr. Lewis worked in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Lewis was educated at Brigham Young University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Vice President

    Tom Whitney

    Tom Whitney is the Vice President for Pennbridge Lodging.  Since joining the Pennbridge team, Tom brings over 13 years of Marriott experience to the company.  Tom worked in a variety of roles throughout Marriott International including Architecture and Design, Marriott Bonvoy, Feasibility and Asset Management.  During Tom’s tenure at Marriott, he helped underwrite over 400 Marriott-branded hotels.  Prior to his Feasibility role at Marriott, he worked with many franchisees on the design and construction of their hotels and oversaw the development and design approval of more than 1,500 Marriott Select Branded hotels during his tenure at Marriott.

    Tom studied Architecture and Design at the University of Utah and his passion for hotels pushed him more recently to complete a Master’s Degree in Hotel Management from Georgetown University while employed by Marriott.  When not working on hotels, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and three young daughters traveling and doing anything outdoors.  Tom loves to coach his daughter’s sports teams and particularly enjoys hiking, biking, camping, tennis and looking for grizzly bears when spending time out in the Yellowstone region.

  • Controller

    Mike Bentz

    Michael Bentz is the Corporate Controller of Pennbridge Lodging. Most recently, Mr. Bentz oversaw the accounting for a portfolio of multi-family properties for Pacific Urban Residential, a subsidiary of the private equity firm, Marcus & Millichap Company in Palo Alto, CA. While at Pacific Urban, Michael performed accounting and financial analysis for the acquisition, disposition and refinancing of 10+ properties across the West Coast valued at over $500mn. Prior to his experience with Pacific Urban, Mr. Bentz worked as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Silicon Valley, primarily within the semiconductor industry. Mr. Bentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University and is a licensed CPA.