Jonathan Won Chang
Chief Development Officer,Conor Acquisitons
Jonathan Chang is a graduate with the highest distinction from the New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Technology and a minor in Construction Management. His prior education comes from Cornell University, School of Architecture and Design where he focused on the fundamentals of design and construction.
Mr. Chang dedicated 3 years to the internationally renowned design firm Rafael Viñoly Architects based in Lower Manhattan. Earning his position there as Project Architect as he successfully oversaw and completed the construction of three landmark public sector buildings: Bronx County Hall of Justice, Brooklyn College West Quad, and the Brooklyn Children’s museum.
Mr. Chang eventually decided to pursue the hospitality industry where he was appointed as CEO of Four Way Hotel Corp. Where his involvement included the restructuring of Management, HR, and Marketing at the Best Western Plus Orlando Airport increasing the asset value in excess of $2 million while cutting long term debt by $1.8 million within 3 years. During this time he gained experience in operations, revenue management, sales and marketing at an in depth level. He was voted in as Best Western International’s Florida Chairman of the board. Mr. Chang has become extremely proficient in all areas of hotel operations, and holds his highest proficiency in design, development, and construction.
Upon developing and founding Conor Acquisitions, he has been immersed in overseeing the day-to day operations and management of the company. He currently owns and manages a hotel portfolio of $250 million, and His unique skill sets attribute to the highly specialized and complex hotel development sector where he has successfully completed eight renovation and repositioning Developments and currently has three redevelopment projects in construction, with three projects in the pipeline for 2017. Mr. Chang continues his involvement within the design, construction, and hotel development sectors with his extensive experience, know-how and understanding of the industry.