President, Seaview Investors
WHY: Founder of Sunstone Hotel Investors, OC’s largest hotel REIT. Started Aliso Viejo-based investment firm in 1985, took the company public twice. Firm now led by CEO John Arabia. Currently president of hotel investor Seaview Investors and board director at Tejon Ranch, a California landowner with $483M market cap.
RECENT: Newport Beach-based Seaview opened 142-room AC Hotel by Marriott Beverly Hills this year; Tejon Ranch recently won approvals for the Centennial, to include 19K residential units and 10M SF of commercial space in northwest L.A.
NOTABLE: Chairs Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board.