SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts (“SilverBirch”) is pleased to announce that Michael O’Young has been appointed as Vice President of Investment & Real Estate. Mr. O’Young will be responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies as well as providing leadership and oversight to the real estate function across the SilverBirch portfolio.

“I am pleased to welcome Michael to our organization,” said Jiri Rumlena, SilverBirch’s President. “Michael brings a wealth of experience and we are confident that he will be a force in driving SilverBirch forward.”

Mr. O’Young brings over 20 years of expertise in multiple asset classes and has spent over a decade with Marriott leading teams in corporate finance, real estate finance, integration, data science, brand, IT and operations.

“As one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies, I am honored to join the SilverBirch team as VP, Investment and Real Estate. I look forward to meeting our many associates and partners as we design, develop and execute strategies to continue to deliver extraordinary experiences to our guests and achieve industry-leading results,” said Mr. O’Young.

Mr. O’Young is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, LEED AP and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). He holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a concentration in Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design.


About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, and Hilton.