Ed has 40 years of experience in design, construction, real estate development and hotel operations. In August of 2014, Mr. Riley resigned from Pyramid Hotel Group as their Sr. Vice President for Design, Construction and Real Estate to focus on the Hotel Syracuse rehabilitation with reopening as Marriott Syracuse. Several projects included such historic properties as renovations to Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Claremont Resort in Berkeley, California, and the Fairfax at Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Pyramid, Mr. Riley was Vice President of Resort Development at Interwest Placemaking in the Reno/Tahoe office. Mr. Riley was also Director of Development for Marriott Resorts in Hawaii, involved in design and construction of several resort properties with budgets totalling 1.1 billion dollars. As a founding partner in Waterford Development, Mr. Riley was an owner/partner in Marriott Courtyard and Springhill Suites properties in Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. Mr. Riley was previously a Development Manager with Pioneer Development Company in Syracuse, New York responsible for projects in Massachusetts, New York and Michigan. He also was Architect of record and co-developer of several historic restoration projects in Armory Square area of downtown Syracuse, securing the historic rehabilitation tax credits for Bentley-Settle, Piper-Phillips, the McArthur, Worth & Cooney buildings and appointed by Mayor Tom Young to the Armory Square Development Task Force. Mr. Riley attended architectural school at Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University, is a licensed Architect in New York State, and actively maintains his registration.