Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Ropko serves as the Chief Executive Officer of McNeill Investment Group, LLC and of McNeill Hotel Company, LLC where he is responsible for the oversight and overall growth strategy of the Company, including its owned real estate portfolio, sponsored investment vehicles, and operating Company subsidiaries - principal of which is McNeill Hotel Company. In his previous role as Chief Financial Officer, Chris successfully positioned the Company's balance sheet to thrive during the Pandemic period and led all capital structuring efforts, growing the Company's overall assets under management (AUM) from $270 million to over $475 million in under four years.
Prior to joining McNeill in 2018, Chris served as Managing Director at RobertDouglas, where he focused on structuring and raising debt and equity capital in excess of $2.5 billion for lodging and specialty leisure properties, portfolios and companies throughout the Americas. Immediately prior to RobertDouglas, Chris was a Portfolio Manager and Commercial Real Estate Specialist at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). While at PIMCO, Chris sourced and executed investment opportunities across the entirety of PIMCO's fund families involving CMBS, performing, sub- and non-performing loan portfolios, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity and direct equity investments secured by all major property types - including hospitality assets. Prior to joining PIMCO, Chris held roles at Goldman Sachs in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area focused on acquisitions and asset management almost exclusively in the hospitality sector on behalf of the Whitehall series of private equity funds. Chris is actively involved in the local Memphis community volunteering his time as a youth football and track & field coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.