"I have worked with Butch on several major projects over the last 10 years including a complex workout, refinance negotiations for a distressed high-rise hotel, an adaptive re-use development project of an iconic high-rise building, an adaptive re-use development near a residential neighborhood and major mixed use development as well as numerous other smaller projects. Butch is plain spoken and ethical in his negotiation style and friendly and open with his business partners. Butch is also very active in philanthropic endeavors and annually raises and donates six figure amounts to Atlanta-area medical charities. I very much enjoy working for Butch and look forward to receiving his calls”.
Dan Weede, Esquire
Shareholder with Carlton Fields
“Provident Resources has been active in the hospitality industry for the past 5 years. Our success to date has been in large part due to our professional relationship with Ross Hotel Partners. We look to Butch Ross and his 30 years experience in the industry for guidance at every step in the development process, from selecting the opportunities we pursue, the flag or brand we should work with as well as the independent operator. Butch is family.”
Chairman & CEO
Provident Resources Group Inc.
"When I decided to build a new hotel and conference center in Sandestin I realized we needed professional help. We were introduced to Butch Ross and immediately knew he was the consultant we needed. His in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry was invaluable to us during the development process! Now that we are under construction I still call on him for help which he generously provides!"
Chairman Sandestin Investments, LLC
"I've been fortunate enough to partner with Ross Hotel Partners on several hotel developments. Through his vast network, Butch sees tremendous deal flow and is able to quickly size up each opportunity. Assuming he chooses to move forward, he pieces together the best development team members for each deal and then relentlessly executes. I’m excited to partner with Butch on a lot of future deals…."
President and CEO, Kim King Associates
"I have known Butch for over 20 years. We worked together on over 30 Marriott Hotels nationally. He is considered by his peers as one of the top executives in the hospitality industry. He has a 360* perspective of the hotel development process including design, construction, financing, entitlements, operations and the myriad other aspects critical to the success of his and his clients projects.
But more important to me is Butch’s character. He is genuine, honest and trustworthy to the core. He has a tremendous work ethic and a professional demeanor that makes him very easy and fun to work with."
Raymond Braswell AIA
D. Brown Management
"Our relationship with Butch goes back to his Hardin Capital days. We have had an ongoing relationship for over 20 years. During those years we have successfully completed many projects, from multi-building repositioning’s to stand alone hotels. Butch has a keen sense for efficiently executing complex projects by bringing together the appropriate specialist in design, construction, finance, and operations. His network and knowledge of people in the hotel industry is remarkable as is his sense for knowing how to shepherd nuanced project complexities. We have confidence in his word and commitments and consider him a patron client of Cooper Carry.
Butch is also a respected member of the community and has successfully raised significant dollars to support cancer research."
E. Pope Bullock AIA
Cooper Carry Inc
“Butch is a good friend of mine and Aimbridge. He is one of the best in business at sourcing deals and bringing them to fruition.
I value his relationship and I look forward to “partnering” with him for years to come”
Executive Chairman & Founder
“Butch is definitely one of the “best” buyers I have had the privilege of working with. He is a master at bringing in the right capital partner and most importantly, once he decides to move forward on a deal, he doesn’t retrade!”
Senior Principal & COO
HREC Investment Advisors
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Butch Ross on a multistep hotel deal. I can say, it was not always easy but without hesitation, it was always a pleasure.
As a developer, he has “Vision". He sees the opportunity, has the experience, ability, and network to assemble a winning team and successful DEAL.
Even during setbacks, Butch is tough, resilient, resourceful and optimistic. He has integrity. He is honest. If he tells you something, he never waivers from his word. He is a leader.”
Chairman of the Board
First Chatham Bank
“I have been doing projects with Butch Ross from site selection and prototype development to partnering on debt and equity for acquistions or redevelopment. We have worked on boutique hotels, mixed use developments and cookie cutter extended stay properties. Butch always finds a way to locate and execute on a deal before most of the market knows about the deal.”
CEO, Radisson Hotels