Principal of Development
William Balinbin is the Principal of Development at Sage Investments where he has led urban ground-up and adaptive reuse projects including The Maven Denver, Halcyon Cherry Creek, The Elizabeth Fort Collins, Perry Lane Savannah, and AC Portland, among many others.
Balinbin was most recently a Principal at Miami’s Lionheart Hotel Group. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President at The Kor Group (Viceroy Hotel Group) where he focused on U.S. and Caribbean resort developments. He also led asset management for Kor’s portfolio which included hotel level financings, dispositions, extensive renovation and repositioning, and significant operational analyses of assets such as Tides South Beach, Viceroy Miami, Viceroy Anguilla, Viceroy Snowmass and Viceroy St. Lucia.
Balinbin started his career as an analyst for Ernst & Young’s Hospitality Advisory Services. He is a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served tours in Japan, South Korea and the Middle East as a firefighter.
Balinbin received his Bachelor of Science from none other than Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration where he graduated at the top of his class and also received the country’s highest industry scholarship, American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Arthur J. Packard Scholarship. Balinbin is active in many non-profits including Cornell’s Dean’s Council of Young Alumni and Hilton’s Motto Brand Advisory Council.
“That rug really tied the room together.”
– Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski