Management

  • john
    John V. Arabia
    John V. Arabia
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    John V. Arabia is President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arabia joined Sunstone in April 2011 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. In February 2013, he was promoted to President and since February 2014 has served on Sunstone's Board. Prior t

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    John V. Arabia is President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arabia joined Sunstone in April 2011 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. In February 2013, he was promoted to President and since February 2014 has served on Sunstone's Board. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Arabia served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors' real estate research team. Mr. Arabia joined Green Street in 1997 and created and managed the firm's lodging research platform. Prior to joining Green Street, Mr. Arabia was a Consulting Manager at EY Kenneth Leventhal in the firm's west coast lodging consulting practice. Mr. Arabia, who earned a CPA certificate from the state of Illinois, holds an M.B.A. degree in Real Estate/Accounting from the University of Southern California and a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. Mr. Arabia served on the Board of Directors of EdR, a former publicly traded REIT which was one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing prior to its sale in 2018.
    President & Chief Executive Officer
  • brian
    Bryan A. Giglia
    Bryan A. Giglia
    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Bryan A. Giglia is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Giglia served as Senior Vice President — Corporate Finance since March 1, 2010 and oversaw capital market transactions, corporate financial planning and analysis, and investor relatio

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    Bryan A. Giglia is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Giglia served as Senior Vice President — Corporate Finance since March 1, 2010 and oversaw capital market transactions, corporate financial planning and analysis, and investor relations. Mr. Giglia joined the Company in March 2004 as a financial analyst, serving in the capacity of Director of Finance from October 2005 through February 2007. From March 2007 to February 2010, he served as Vice President — Corporate Finance. From August 1998 to August 2002, he served in a variety of accounting positions for Hilton Hotel Corporation. From August 2002 until joining the Company in March 2004, Mr. Giglia attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he earned an M.B.A. degree. Mr. Giglia earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
  • robert
    Robert C. Springer
    Robert C. Springer
    Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

    Robert C. Springer is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Springer joined us in May 2011 as Senior Vice President—Acquisitions. On February 15, 2013, he was promoted to Senior Vice President—Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Springer served

    Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
    Robert C. Springer is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Springer joined us in May 2011 as Senior Vice President—Acquisitions. On February 15, 2013, he was promoted to Senior Vice President—Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Springer served as a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“Goldman”) and in the firm’s principal lodging investing activity, which investments were primarily placed through the Whitehall Street Real Estate series of private equity funds, as well as the Goldman Sachs Real Estate Mezzanine Partners fund. Mr. Springer’s involvement with these funds included all aspects of hotel equity and debt investing, as well as asset management of numerous lodging portfolios. Mr. Springer joined Goldman in February 2006. Prior to joining Goldman, Mr. Springer worked in both the feasibility and acquisitions groups at Host Hotels & Resorts from 2004 to 2006 and was integral to the closing of several large lodging deals. Mr. Springer started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in the Hospitality Consulting Group from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Springer holds a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
    Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
  • david
    David Klein
    David Klein
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel

    David Klein is Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Klein joined Sunstone in July 2016. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Klein was a Partner in the Hospitality & Leisure group of Dentons, LLP, the world’s largest law firm, where his practice focused solely on the hospital

    Executive Vice President & General Counsel
    David Klein is Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Klein joined Sunstone in July 2016. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Klein was a Partner in the Hospitality & Leisure group of Dentons, LLP, the world’s largest law firm, where his practice focused solely on the hospitality and leisure industry. Prior to joining Dentons, Mr. Klein held the position of co-founding Principal, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of NYLO Hotels and Advaya Hospitality. At NYLO, Mr. Klein spearheaded the company’s joint venture capitalization with Lehman Brothers, as well as multiple debt facilities for all company-owned hotel properties. He also led the structuring of the joint venture capitalization of Advaya with Auromatrix, a large private Indian conglomerate based in Chennai. Additionally, he oversaw all corporate and legal matters related to both companies’ ongoing franchise, management, development, financing and corporate affairs. Prior to his roles with NYLO and Advaya, Mr. Klein was a partner in the Hospitality & Leisure group of Squire Sanders (Squire Patton Boggs). Mr. Klein received his JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and his BA from University of California at Los Angeles.
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Chris
    Chris Ostapovicz
    Chris Ostapovicz
    Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Chris Ostapovicz is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining Sunstone in 2021, Mr. Ostapovicz served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Host Hotels & Resorts, which he joined in 2007.  Prior to joining Host Hotels & Resorts, he held vario

    Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
    Chris Ostapovicz is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining Sunstone in 2021, Mr. Ostapovicz served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Host Hotels & Resorts, which he joined in 2007.  Prior to joining Host Hotels & Resorts, he held various operating and finance positions at both The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott International. Chris was board director and treasurer for the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) the last five years and one of three faculty to start Georgetown University's master's in global hospitality in 2014. Mr. Ostapovicz earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from University of Maryland, a master's degree in business administration from Georgetown University and a master's degree in real estate from Johns Hopkins University.
    Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Aaron Reyes
    Aaron Reyes
    Aaron Reyes
    Senior Vice President & Treasurer

    Aaron Reyes is Senior Vice President & Treasurer and has been with Sunstone since 2016. Before joining Sunstone, Aaron worked in the real estate and lodging investment banking divisions at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to his time in investment banking, he

    Senior Vice President & Treasurer
    Aaron Reyes is Senior Vice President & Treasurer and has been with Sunstone since 2016. Before joining Sunstone, Aaron worked in the real estate and lodging investment banking divisions at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to his time in investment banking, he was a manager with Accenture, a global consulting firm. Aaron received an undergraduate degree in finance from Pepperdine University and an MBA with an emphasis in real estate from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
    Senior Vice President & Treasurer
  • todd
    Todd Hersperger
    Todd Hersperger
    Vice President – Asset Management

    Todd Hersperger is Vice President – Asset Management. Prior to joining Sunstone in July 2010, Todd spent 14 years in operations and finance for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott Hotels & Resorts. His most recent role prior to joining Sunstone was Hotel Manager for the Ritz

    Vice President – Asset Management
    Todd Hersperger is Vice President – Asset Management. Prior to joining Sunstone in July 2010, Todd spent 14 years in operations and finance for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott Hotels & Resorts. His most recent role prior to joining Sunstone was Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. In his time at Ritz-Carlton, his teams were recognized with numerous service and profitability awards, most notably two Cobalt Awards. Todd holds a B.S. degree in Business Management with a minor in Accounting from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. Todd is also an active member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association.
    Vice President – Asset Management
  • cormac
    Cormac O’Modhrain
    Cormac O’Modhrain
    Group Vice President – Asset Management

    Cormac O’Modhrain is Group Vice President – Asset Management, joining in July 2011. Previously, Cormac was president of Hotel Management at CIM Group in Los Angeles overseeing all aspects of the company’s hotel operations, investments, and hotel development opportunities. Prior to the C

    Group Vice President – Asset Management
    Cormac O’Modhrain is Group Vice President – Asset Management, joining in July 2011. Previously, Cormac was president of Hotel Management at CIM Group in Los Angeles overseeing all aspects of the company’s hotel operations, investments, and hotel development opportunities. Prior to the CIM Group, Cormac served as President of the Hotel Division at Robert Mayer Corporation in Newport Beach and spent 11 years with the Hyatt Corporation where he was nominated three times for the coveted recognition of “general manager of the year”. Cormac’s hospitality career also included 13 years in various management positions with Forte Hotels in England, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Switzerland, as well as hotels in his native Ireland where he graduated from the Shannon College of Hotel Management.
    Group Vice President – Asset Management
  • kristen
    Kristen Hoover
    Kristen Hoover
    Vice President – Financial Reporting

    Kristen Hoover is our Vice President – Financial Reporting. Ms. Hoover joined Sunstone in 2005 as Director of Financial Reporting and was promoted to Vice President in February 2012. Previously, Ms. Hoover served in accounting and financial reporting roles for then publicly traded compa

    Vice President – Financial Reporting
    Kristen Hoover is our Vice President – Financial Reporting. Ms. Hoover joined Sunstone in 2005 as Director of Financial Reporting and was promoted to Vice President in February 2012. Previously, Ms. Hoover served in accounting and financial reporting roles for then publicly traded companies primarily in the restaurant industry, including as Controller for Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc. and as Assistant Controller for Diedrich Coffee, Inc. Ms. Hoover graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Business Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting and English Literature and is a certified public accountant.
    Vice President – Financial Reporting
  • olivier
    Olivier Kolpin
    Olivier Kolpin
    Vice President – Tax

    Olivier Kolpin is Vice President of Tax. Mr. Kolpin joined Sunstone in 2003 and as part of our IPO developed the Company’s current REIT structure. Mr. Kolpin is also responsible for all tax planning, structuring and due diligence as well as tax compliance related functions. Prior to Sun

    Vice President – Tax
    Olivier Kolpin is Vice President of Tax. Mr. Kolpin joined Sunstone in 2003 and as part of our IPO developed the Company’s current REIT structure. Mr. Kolpin is also responsible for all tax planning, structuring and due diligence as well as tax compliance related functions. Prior to Sunstone Mr. Kolpin was Senior Tax Manager with the Financial Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP specializing in the real estate industry. Prior to that, Mr. Kolpin was a licensed real estate broker in San Diego. Mr. Kolpin holds a B.A. degree from the University of California San Diego, an M.S. degree in Accounting of Taxation from San Diego State University, and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.
    Vice President – Tax
  • denise
    Denise Hertle
    Denise Hertle
    Vice President - Corporate Accounting

    Denise Hertle is our Vice President – Corporate Accounting and is responsible for all accounting and compliance functions for the Company. Ms. Hertle joined Sunstone in 1997 as a Regional Controller for one of our Predecessor Companies and has since served as our Assistant Corporate Con

    Vice President - Corporate Accounting
    Denise Hertle is our Vice President – Corporate Accounting and is responsible for all accounting and compliance functions for the Company. Ms. Hertle joined Sunstone in 1997 as a Regional Controller for one of our Predecessor Companies and has since served as our Assistant Corporate Controller and Senior Director of Corporate Accounting. Ms. Hertle graduated from the University of Iowa in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting and is a certified public accountant.
    Vice President - Corporate Accounting
  • davidhoro
    David Horowitz
    David Horowitz
    Vice President – Asset Management

    David Horowitz is Vice President – Asset Manager, joining in June 2011. In this role, David’s primary focus is on overseeing Sunstone’s large convention hotels. Prior to joining Sunstone, David was the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Under his leadership, David resto

    Vice President – Asset Management

    David Horowitz is Vice President – Asset Manager, joining in June 2011. In this role, David’s primary focus is on overseeing Sunstone’s large convention hotels. Prior to joining Sunstone, David was the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Under his leadership, David restored The Century Plaza hotel’s physical image and community status through an extensive $35 million renovation which completely overhauled the hotel’s 726 guestrooms and suites. During his 30-year career with Hyatt Hotels, David was consistently promoted to posts throughout the country, first becoming a General Manager in 1994 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake Village in Thousand Oaks, California.

    David was a nominee for the 2005 Donald Pritzker General Manager of the Year Award; and most recently was an Executive Board Member of the Century City Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Visitor and Convention Bureau. David is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    Vice President – Asset Management
  • Allen Balian
    Allen Balian
    Allen Balian
    Vice President – Corporate Engineering

    Allen Balian is Vice President – Corporate Engineering joining Sunstone in June of 2014. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Balian held the position of Vice President – Maintenance Operations for one of the largest multifamily developers and managers in California with oversight of 42,000 a

    Vice President – Corporate Engineering
    Allen Balian is Vice President – Corporate Engineering joining Sunstone in June of 2014. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Balian held the position of Vice President – Maintenance Operations for one of the largest multifamily developers and managers in California with oversight of 42,000 apartment homes including all aspects of engineering, maintenance, purchasing, landscaping, environmental, energy management and MEP. Previous to that position, Mr. Balian held the position of Senior Director of Engineering with Hyatt Hotels.
    During his tenure Mr. Balian has received several prestigious awards including Director of The Year.
    Vice President – Corporate Engineering