Glacier House Hotels is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our core focus is the purchase, development and construction of hospitality projects. Glacier consists of a team of entrepreneurial individuals who have been successful in all aspects of the hotel, retail and mixed use projects.
The Glacier team has many decades of experience, knowledge and expertise in operating planning, development and construction of real estate, including years of experience with top tier hospitality brands such as Hilton, Marriott and IHG. The Glacier principals played a major role with Tharaldson Hospitality, who built and operated more than 400 select service hotels since 1984 and sold 130 hotels to Goldman Sach’s real estate arm, the Whitehall Real Estate Fund, in a transaction valued at $1.2 billion.
Glacier’s expertise includes development, construction, operations, sales and marketing, procurement, revenue management, risk management, finance and accounting, disposition, debt and equity, re-positioning, site selection and brand recommendations.
Jordan Scott, Principal/Acquisitions and Development
Mr. Scott started his career working hotel jobs starting as a bellhop during his college Summers in Glacier National Park, MT. After college he continued on to work 11 years with Tharaldson Hospitality Development Companies as their South West Director of Development. In 2012, he started Glacier Development and leads the development and acquisition divisions, which include the organization’s deal sourcing, underwriting, equity deployment and all development related activities. Jordan is responsible for strategic planning and helping to identify new opportunities for Glacier that capitalizes on improving business fundamentals. His team is also responsible for value maximization efforts for all internally owned assets and has been instrumental in negotiating, developing and focusing on Glacier’s mission of maximizing the value of every asset. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and he resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and two daughters.
Ryan Kucker, Principal/Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kucker entered the hospitality industry in 2006 as Tharaldson Hospitality’s Chief Financial Officer, before joining Glacier in 2014. Ryan brings a financial focus to Glacier which is critical to the health and development of the company. His ability to analyze data and provide ongoing assessment of critical operational costs and budgets is instrumental in creating a higher return on investment for Glacier. Ryan is the team leader in developing relationships with investors and franchise companies and creating new business opportunities. Ryan provides a key leadership role to the entire team and directs the budget process and completion as well as the daily, weekly and monthly tools which enable Glacier to efficiently manage their financial operations. Ryan received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Dakota State University, is a Certified Public Accountant and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and 3 daughters.