SENIOR PARTNER, FRANKLIN CONSTRUCTION GROUP
VICE PRESIDENT OF ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT, CHARTWELL HOSPITALITY
Will is Senior Partner at Franklin Construction Group (“FCG”) and Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Chartwell Hospitality. Since joining Chartwell in 2008, Will has obtained vast experience in all aspects of development, acquisitions, construction, operations, and asset management. Will has been involved with over $1 billion of ground-up development projects throughout the country. Several of Will’s developments are award-winning projects, such as the Hilton in Franklin, TN (2018 Hilton New Build of the Year in the Americas; 2018 ABC Excellence in Construction Award) and the Courtyard and Residence Inn in Kansas City, MO (2017 Capstone Mixed-Use Development of the Year).
In 2008, Will began his career with Chartwell as an on-site assistant superintendent at Chartwell’s in-house construction company and rose through the ranks to become a project manager. After gaining several years of boots-on-the-ground construction experience, Will transitioned to a commercial development role at Chartwell Hospitality, where he currently serves as an integral team member in all aspects of Chartwell Hospitality’s development platform. Leveraging his complementary construction and development expertise, Will heads Chartwell’s in-house construction company, Franklin Construction Group. A key component of Chartwell’s vertically integrated structure, FCG constructs Chartwell’s residential development projects in an efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner while adhering to the highest standards of construction quality and practice.
Will is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a BC Unlimited Tennessee Contracting License for residential, industrial, and commercial construction. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management.