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Ricardo J. Suarez

Group Head of Development, Four Seasons

Ricardo is responsible for managing Four Seasons hotel, resort, and residential global development teams. He joined Four Seasons 10 years ago as SVP of Development, Americas. Throughout his 25+-year career, he has participated in all phases of luxury hotel and residential development from concept definition, underwriting, site selection, deal structuring, design planning, capital raising, construction, asset sales, and capital repositioning. In addition to his development responsibilities, Ricardo worked closely on corporate strategic initiatives, most recently, the newly announced Four Seasons Yachts.

Before joining Four Seasons, Ricardo worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and in the investment banking and principal investment group of JP Morgan in New York. Ricardo graduated with honours from Harvard College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.