Outrigger Hospitality Group has added a new member to its executive team with the official appointment of Kenny Kan as SVP/chief development officer for the global beach-resort brand.
In the newly reintroduced role, Kan will report directly to Outrigger president/CEO Jeff Wagoner and oversee the company’s growth initiatives, both in Hawaii and around the globe.
As chief development officer, Kan will help execute the company’s growth strategy, increasing the Outrigger portfolio through acquisitions of resort properties and securing management contracts in Hawaii as well as global resort destinations. Kan will reinforce development across all three tiers of ownership and management, including: Outrigger Resorts, the “by Outrigger” branded portfolio and third-party managed assets.
“The decision to appoint a chief development officer is a direct correlation with our mission to be the premier beach-resort brand in the world,” said Wagoner. “We have many groundbreaking developments in the pipeline for 2020 and are poised for continued growth with Kenny to help navigate this exciting voyage.”
The appointment will be a homecoming of sorts for Kan, who most recently was VP, capital markets and treasurer, for Alexander & Baldwin-Hawaii. Before that, he served in a corporate finance and strategic planning capacity for Outrigger. He also gained experience in real estate investments from his previous roles as CFO with The Resort Group in Hawaii, VP in the private equity firm Grove in New York and as a portfolio manager with Goldman Sachs in Tokyo.
Kan will work with Outrigger’s CFO and general counsel in this new role.