Ellis A. Katz, R.A.

Director of Owner's Representative Services


Ellis Katz has repeatedly demonstrated the results of team leadership in the hospitality and mixed use sectors. Dedicated and energetic, he has successfully managed large-scale architectural projects in which he shows a clear understanding of the technical requirements of a project as well as a sensitivity to design issues. Ellis understands the business objectives of a hotel project as he works with the design team to ensure that projects deliver both a memorable guest experience as well as exceptional operational efficiency. His communication skills and personal demeanor make him an excellent team player. His organizational skills and conscientious follow through help keep his team focused. Ellis provides clients with responsiveness and accountability.

Prior to joining PMC, Ellis worked more than 17 years as a Principal and Hospitality Studio Director with John Portman & Associates (JPA). He served as one of JPA's primary experts in hospitality and mixed-use projects.

Prior to JPA, Ellis worked 10 years as an Associate Principal with Loebl Schlossman & Hackl, Inc. in Chicago. His work there included design, master planning and project management, with responsibility for complete project coordination through tenant move-in.


Additional Relevant Project Experience (prior firm)

  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront Convention Hotel, San Diego, California
  • Westin Charlotte Convention Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center (original design), Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Park Hyatt Hyderabad, India
  • Lane Field North Hotel, San Diego, California
  • Park Hyatt Beijing, China
  • Westin Warsaw Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
  • Hyatt Suites Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois
  • Adyar Villas Luxury Residential, Chennai, India
  • Bayfront Parking Garage, San Diego, California
  • Upper East Village Master Plan, San Diego, California
  • Taj Wellington Mews Serviced Apartments, Mumbai
  • SunTrust Plaza Garden Offices, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Expo Exhibition Convention Center & Trade Mart, Shanghai
  • Block A1 Residential Complex, Incheon, Korea
  • Incheon 151 Hotel and Mixed-Use Tower, Incheon, Korea
  • Songdo Landmark City Master Plan/Incheon, Korea
  • One Charlotte Luxury Residential, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Star Living Residential, Dubai
  • Dubai Sky Hotel & Mixed Use Tower, Dubai
  • Malaga Resort Hotel, Malaga, Spain
  • W Hotel & Residences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lot 6 Signature Hotel and Mixed Use Tower, Jakarta
  • Conrad International Center Office Towers, Jakarta
  • Old Orchard Mall, Skokie, Illinois
  • One North State Street Renovation, Chicago
  • City Place Hotel & Mixed Use Tower, Chicago

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