What They Say
I have consulted and joint ventured with the Reinhart brothers for over 30 years. First, with Jack Reinhart, while he was a tax partner at Deloitte, and, more recently, with Jerry through TRG and as a partner on some of our condominium conversion projects. The Reinharts were born outside the box and that is where they do most of their thinking. They are masters at structuring and advising on complex transactions. Their ideas and follow through have created a lot of value for our organization over the years and I really enjoy working with them. Now my son and partner—and our company’s president—Jeffery, is consulting regularly with TRG.”
- Melvin Kaftan, Founder and Principal, Kaftan Communities
With a 45-year track record of success, Kaftan Communities has built a reputation as an innovative development, construction, marketing and property management firm. Kaftan owns and manages a diversified portfolio of properties, presently valued in excess of $300 million that includes conventionally financed multi-family and senior living apartments, new construction condominium and condominium conversion products, and office, retail and industrial space.
We have worked closely with TRG on a number of projects. As a result of our group’s marketing and operating experience in the resort and hospitality industry, TRG invited us to partner with it and others on the repositioning of the Breckenridge Hotel & Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado. With our local presence in Vail and Beaver Creek, we were actively involved with the TRG team in the onsite meetings and repositioning strategy. I was quite impressed with the versatility and execution skills of this organization. They are surprisingly creative for being a bunch of lawyers and CPAs. TRG and our organization teamed up to hit a home run in less than 24 months. I remember saying to Jerry and Derek after the closing, ‘That was a GREAT deal!’”
- J. Kent Myers, Former Vail Resorts Senior VP
Currently President of Airplanners LLC and Resort Management LLC
Kent Myers has spent most of his career in the mountain resort business, first as a marketing director at Winter Park Resort followed by a significant stint as VP of Marketing as well as working in operations at Steamboat in Steamboat Springs, CO. Kent then moved on to spend a significant part of his career as Senior Vice President and COO of Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN). After retiring from a career at Vail, Kent formed Airplanners and Resort Management, a consultancy to North American mountain and shore resort communities desiring to bring scheduled commercial air flights directly from large national airports. He has sat on numerous boards over many years and is also currently involved in venture capital financing of start-up enterprises, principally in the marketing services space.
I partnered with TRG and Jerry Reinhart for over a decade, during which time Jerry acted as our company’s President and CEO growing and diversifying our portfolio of commercial real estate and business investments. Jerry’s team-oriented leadership style, strong negotiation and technical skills and creativity produced a lot of opportunity, growth and value for our organization. I have also had the pleasure of working and partnering with Jack Reinhart and Derek Adolf over the years. I would not hesitate to recommend Jerry, Jack, Derek and the rest of the team at TRG to any organization looking for a competent and creative group of professionals to expertly execute and manage complex real estate, tax, and business transactions.”
- Keith Pomeroy, Founder and Chairman of the Pomeroy Companies
Keith Pomeroy founded and currently serves as Chairman for the Pomeroy family of companies including Pomeroy Investment Corporation, Pomeroy Health, Inc, and Pomeroy Management, Inc. Keith has over 40 years experience as a highly successful developer, operator, investor and financier. Under his direction, these organizations have developed, acquired and sold in excess of $2 billion of real estate and closely-held operating businesses. Today, the Pomeroy family of companies controls a diverse portfolio of investment assets valued in excess $500 million.
I have partnered with and sought the advice of the Reinharts and TRG for many years, beginning back at a time when Jack and I were partners at Deloitte and Jerry was a partner in a large downtown law firm. At the time, we were successfully investing in middle-market operating businesses. While it is my practice to be very involved in the value creation process in our fund’s investments, I often call on TRG when I need some expert legal or deal structuring advice. I am always impressed with creative solutions TRG brings to our transactions and the professional manner in which it executes on its advice to our investment fund.”
W. Gary Wood, Chairman of GLIF, a Michigan-based private equity fund that invests principally in the Great Lakes Region
Gary Wood spent a much of his business career as a chief consultant to many Fortune 500 and closely-held companies while a partner in the management consulting group at Deloitte & Touche. Today, Gary is a principal in, and strategist for, numerous start up and middle-market privately-held manufacturing, retail and service companies owned through GLIF (Great Lakes Investment Fund), a private equity concern founded by Gary shortly after his retirement from Deloitte.