Global Resort Development, Inc. Profile:

  • GRDI specializes in the planning and delivery of remarkable luxury resorts. 
  • Value Added.  GRDI first identifies the Owner/Financial Sponsor’s key objectives.   As development managers our proven development strategy is to assemble and lead a “best in class” design team with the most suitable operator to co-create truly remarkable and sustainable resorts.  Experience tells us that if a resort is not remarkable, it becomes invisible.  The luxury amenities, service concepts and life style experiences of our resorts are remarkably innovative and surpass the expectations of guests, residents and the owner/sponsor.
  • Proven ExperienceGRDI team members have completed dozens of hotels, resorts and related real estate projects.  Each member brings three or four decades’ proven experience to implement GRDI’s projects.  
  • Professional ApproachGRDI applies a proven professional approach to turnkey development management, including design and construction program management.  This provides clients and partners the confidence of well-executed projects, with focus on budget, cost control, quality, and schedule. 
  • SustainabilityGRDI works in collaboration with LEED Accredited Professionals to assure sustainability and green ecological planning.
  • Residential Sales and Marketing.  GRDI selects and coordinates professional marketing and sales partners for each project to implement the marketing and sales process from start to sell-out.
  • International Multi-lingual Team.  The GRDI Executive Advisory Group's multi-lingual industry professionals serve clients and partners from offices in Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlantic City, Mexico City, and São Paulo.

Executive Advisory Group:

Henry Fink
President & CEO

James R. "Jim" Allmand, III
Senior Vice-President - Operations and Resort Real Esate

Ing. Alfonso Zazueta Quirarte
Senior Vice-President - Project Development, Mexico & Latin America

Helmut Knipp, CHA
Senior Vice-President - Hotel and Golf Resort Development and Operations

Rick W. Martin
Project Design & Development Management

Hank Wolpert
Real Estate, Asset Management, Sales & Marketing - International

King A. Crow
Real Estate Investment Banking (Strategic Alliance)

Lic. Gustavo Almaraz Montaño
Government Relations, Lobbying and Legal Affairs - México

Bradford S. Smith, Esq.
International Gaming and Regulatory Affairs

Luiz Carlos Whitaker Sobral
Investment Banking, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions - Latin America

Maurice E. Taitt, P.E.
Project Planning & Infrastructure Management

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