Justin Ried

VP of Development, Design and Construction

Host Hotels and Resorts


Justin Ried was a featured speaker at HotelSpaces ’17. Read a summary of his session here.  


  1. Justin Ried serves as Vice President of Development, Design and Construction for Host Hotels and Resorts.  Host is a S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, the largest lodging REIT and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper upscale hotels in the U.S. and currently has an international portfolio of over 100 properties (both owned and joint ventures).  Mr. Ried is responsible for hotel and residential development efforts throughout the company portfolio and the capital expenditure program for the Central & Southern Regions of United States and Central & South America.  Mr. Ried brings over 20 years of Hospitality development expertise to Host Hotels & Resorts and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida and a Master of Construction Management degree from the University of Florida.  Prior to joining Host in 2011, Mr. Ried held several development leadership roles with The Kessler Collection, Ginn Development International and Walt Disney Imagineering.