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Our Development Team

Jacob Barden

Regional Director, Mainstream Development

Jacob Barden

Jake is responsible for growing IHG’s portfolio of new-build and conversion properties for its mainstream hotel brands in the northeastern United States. Over his 15-year lodging and timeshare career, Jake has excelled in positions within accounting, audit, financial planning & analysis, owner services, and franchise development with IHG, Starwood, and Hilton. A graduate of Saint Leo University, Jake holds a degree in accounting. Aside from spending time building a cabin retreat in upstate New York while accompanied by his golden retriever, Jake is passionate about supporting homeless youth in New York City. By providing financial support and mentorship, Jake works to transition them from the streets into college and an apartment.