(15 Mar 2021)
Marriott has appointed Carlton Ervin as Global
Development Officer – International, and Noah Silverman as Global
Development Officer – U.S. & Canada.
As Global Development Officer – International, Mr.
Ervin will oversee development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa,
the Caribbean & Latin America, and Asia Pacific, where he will
focus on expanding Marriott’s portfolio.
A 21-year veteran of the company, Mr. Ervin most
recently served as Chief Development Officer – Europe, Middle East
and Africa, where he was responsible for leading Marriott’s
development efforts for all brands across that region.
Mr. Ervin played a pivotal role in the acquisition
and European roll-out of the AC by Marriott brand, the development
of the Moxy brand in Europe and the integration of the Starwood
Hotels and Resorts acquisition.
He began his career with the company as an
attorney in Marriott’s Law Department focused on supporting
development in the Caribbean & Latin America (CALA). In 2002, he
became a Vice President in Development focused on the company’s
CALA region, taking on the role of Chief Development Officer for
CALA in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Ervin was appointed to the role of
Chief Development Officer, Europe, and in 2020, the Middle East
and Africa were added to his portfolio.
Mr. Ervin received his J.D. from Harvard Law
School and a dual B.A. in Economics and Political Science from
“Noah and Carlton have been instrumental in
driving Marriott’s rooms growth and incredibly strong development
pipeline. Their proven track record positions them well to lead
Global Development as we move forward,” said Stephanie Linnartz,
President, Marriott International. “Their combined experience,
strategic vision and relationships with the owner and franchisee
communities around the world will help to advance the company’s
growth strategy, including expansion into new and underserved
Mr. Silverman most recently served as Chief
Development Officer – U.S. & Canada Full Service Hotels, where he
was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development
process in the United States and Canada for the company’s luxury
and premium brands.
A 24-year veteran of the company, Mr. Silverman
began his Marriott career as a litigation attorney and then a
franchise attorney in the company’s Law Department. He played a
crucial role in the acquisition and subsequent growth of the Delta
by Marriott Hotels and Gaylord Hotels brands and the acquisition
of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Development
Officer – U.S. & Canada Full Service Hotels in 2011, Mr. Silverman
held a number of leadership roles in asset management and finance,
including Senior Vice President, Global Asset Management from 2010
to 2011; Senior Vice President, Development Asset Management, from
2008 to 2010; and Senior Vice President, Project Finance, from
2006 to 2008.
Mr. Silverman received his J.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania Law School and his A.B. from Princeton
As of 2020 year-end, Marriott’s worldwide
development pipeline totaled nearly 2,900 properties and more than
498,000 rooms, including roughly 20,000 rooms approved, but not
yet subject to signed contracts. Over 229,000 rooms in the
pipeline were under construction.
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