Coastal Hospitality Group (CHG) is a privately held, fully integrated, entrepreneurial real estate investment company that develops, acquires and operates hospitality assets throughout the United States. CHG takes a long term perspective by focusing on assets that offer growing cash flow and capital appreciation opportunities over a long term horizon.

JED TARR

Founder & CEO

As CEO,  Jed focuses most of his time sourcing new acquisition, management and development deals, along with meeting with new investors, lenders and industry experts.  Jed also oversees the management team responsible for each property's performance, ensuring properties are outperforming in their markets.  Prior to forming Coastal Hospitality Group, Jed worked in acquisition and development roles, specializing in self storage, land subdivisions and commercial mixed-use properties.  Jed holds an active real estate license in California and Arizona and has been a member of the Urban Land Insititute since 2004.  Jtarr@coastalhospitalitygroup.com

MATTHEW JOSEPH

President of Hotel Acquisition and Investor Relations

As President of Acquisition & Development, Matt uses his resources and connections he has developed over the last 13 years as a successful real estate broker in Miami, to identify new hotel projects and recruit new equity.  As a Principal, Matt has invested his own capital into several of CHGs hotels, and therefore has a thorough understanding of the investment process and what makes a hotel project profitable.  Matt@coastalhospitalitygroup.com

STEPHEN BECK

President of Hotel Operations & CEO of Destination Light

After a successful 20-year career managing hotels coast to coast and abroad with Hyatt, Wyndham and Four Seasons, Stephen rose to the post of Regional Director of Sales & Marketing in the west with Hilton Hotels and Resorts.   Driving revenues for 25 plus hotels as small as Hilton Garden Inns to the likes of the Beverly Hilton. This foundation as a hotel executive paved the way for Stephen to strike out on his own founding Strato Hotel Consultants LLC which he operated from 2005 to 2015. During this decade he helped hotel owners maximize their profits and streamline operations. 

After a series of life-changing events in 2015, Stephen found himself operating his own Yoga Studio in downtown San Diego.  He continues to work with corporate executives to combine sound business practices with yogic philosophy. Knowing the combination yields increased prosperity for all parties. 

Mr. Beck joined CHG in early 2018 to bolster the organization's ability to operate and expand the hotel portfolio. While developing and implementing "Destination Light" an innovative conscious hotel & glamping brand.  

TONY TARR

Vice President of Hotel Operations

Tony Joined CHG in 2013 when they had just acquired their second hotel, and has since been involved in managing operations through the rapid growth of the company and expansion to the east coast.  Tony was responsible for establishing and overseeing the central reservation center, which has been a key component in making coast to coast operations possible for our smaller boutique properties.  Tony holds an active California real estate license and is a Young Leader at the Urban Land Institute.  Ttarr@coastalhospitalitygroup.com 

MARIUS KALAMALA

Vice President of Project Management & Principal at Destination Light

A consummate entrepreneur and innovator, Marius is always on the hunt for opportunities across every market, in every vertical.  His mind is constantly at work on how to streamline, revise, reposition, or repackage to creatively increase margins. This approach has been applied countless times professionally.  From his early days in Indonesia trading currencies to the production and sale of Blue Ray Discs and Blu Lasers sold to universities across the country.  It is his passionate determination and critical thinking that allowed him to prosper in the highly regulated Billboard Industry.  His ability to navigate state, federal and city regulations and associated bureaucracies is his secret weapon in developing over 10, multimillion-dollar projects in Louisiana and California.  

Marius joined CHG to apply his highly focused approach to finding and acquiring distressed hotel assets and lands for our glamping brand: Destination Light.  

KATHERINE RANKIN

Director of Marketing & Yield Management

As Director of Marketing, Katherine is responsible for establishing and executing all marketing plans for both the corporate company as well as each of the individual properties.  As Yield Manager, she focuses on maximizing revenue at each location by actively managing inventory and rates to ensure the highest occupancy is achieved at the highest rate for each room type.  Katherine is actively pursuing her certification in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and holds a real estate license in MA.  Krankin@coastalhospitalitygroup.com