Robin Brown is the founder and principal behind Spot On Ventures, LLC. With close to forty years’ experience in design, financing, construction, branding, permitting, community relations, condominium sales and design, leasing, product launches, and hands-on property management, Mr. Brown has acquired an extraordinarily unique skill set for urban, mixed-use property development in luxury, lifestyle, convention and limited service hospitality projects.
As a hotel investor, developer and operator, Mr. Brown has worked independently and with many prominent real estate companies including Highgate Holdings, the Rockpoint Group, Samuels & Associates, The Davis Companies and Weiner Ventures. Mr. Brown created the concept for what became the Mandarin Oriental in the Back Bay of Boston and was a co-developer of the project with Stephen Weiner from its conception to its opening, a period of 12 years. The Mandarin Oriental was developed from the ground up at a cost of more than $350 million. Mr. Brown was involved with full design, permitting and approvals, securing the financing, construction oversight, retail leasing, apartment leasing, and customized condominium sales (responsible to the partnership and the bank and solely responsible for over $200M in condominium sales). The property was sold in the Fall of 2008. Mr. Brown was then involved with the acquisition of the Boston Park Plaza. He partnered with Highgate Holdings and the Rockpoint Group to acquire, operationally improve, transform the design, rebrand the 80 year old hotel and sell the property. Mr. Brown is currently an investor in multiple, highly innovative hotel projects in the Boston/Greater Boston Area and New York City. Mr. Brown launched the recently opened Knickerbocker Hotel in Times Square, developed the concept and provides Management for the edgy, boutique hotel, The Verb Hotel in the Fenway District of Boston, and supports Asset Management, in partnership with The Davis Companies, of The Hilton Woburn in Woburn Massachusetts.
Spot On Ventures
Founder and Principal