Tracy M.J. Colden assumed the role of Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Playa Hotels & Resorts in January, 2020 and has more than three decades of experience in the hospitality and lodging industry. Throughout her career, Ms. Colden has focused on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex real estate transactions, including, acquisitions, dispositions, debt and equity financings, joint ventures and the negotiation of management and franchise agreements. As a valued member of the executive leadership team, Ms. Colden’s provides stability and legal strategy in all areas of day-to-day operation and is responsible for coordinating all major transactions and corporate governance and corporate securities matters.
Immediately prior to joining Playa, Ms. Colden was a principal in the Law Offices of Tracy M. J. Colden. Ms. Colden has also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Highland Hospitality Corporation, a lodging and hospitality REIT, and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Crestline Capital Corporation.
Ms. Colden received her BBA from the University of Michigan with a concentration in accounting and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Colden is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan