Our Leadership Team
Alex’s focus is on rapidly scaling Host to meet global client demand. Prior to Host, he served in leadership roles on CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Sales and Solutions team, where he’s been the architect of many of CBRE’s largest and most transformative client partnerships. He’s a global nomad and has lived in at least 15 different cities. He’s a proud dad and husband, and spends much of his free time running, cycling and skiing…as fast as he can go.
AMS Lead, Occupier
Amy leads occupier business development for Host. Prior to joining CBRE, Amy launched B2C custom market research solutions at Hanover Research; drove revenue at SpotMe, the global event app platform and partner for Fortune 500 high-stakes meetings; launched the Waterview Conference Center at CEB (now Gartner); and opened the Westin Arlington Gateway with Starwood Hotels. She’s a Xennial, Cornell Hotelie, CMP, Past President of Meeting Professionals International, event + tech geek, mom to Liam and Finn, and Irish by marriage. You can regularly find her at Capitals hockey games, Orangetheory Fitness, or farmers’ markets.
EMEA Lead, Occupier
Sebastian Volders is responsible for leading the Host business in EMEA as well as the team’s global sales strategy. Over the past 16 years, Sebastian has held technology leadership and account management roles for CBRE, in addition to overseeing global operations and maintaining relationships with some of the company’s major customers like Shell and MSD.
Shobhit is an established leader in workplace strategy, experience design, change management and technology transformation, with a specific focus on the diverse Asia Pacific market. Not one to be tied to a single sector, Shobhit’s expertise extends from banking to healthcare, IT to FMCG, and natural resources to education. A career learner, he has also held an array of positions at Deloitte Consulting and AECOM. Shobhit loves spending his free time playing jigsaw puzzles with his four-year-old daughter and indulging in the odd game of cricket.
Global Lead, Investor
Joe is passionate about people, art, architecture and operations and is focused on delivering consistent, efficient and quality Host client solutions and experiences globally. An occupational therapist by trade, Joe hails from a variety of senior operational and leadership roles in ASX-listed entities, private enterprises, and global start-ups/scale-ups. Most recently, Joe has worked across a variety of sectors, including: hospitality (Voyages Hotels & Resorts), REIT (Dexus and The GPT Group), and PropTech (COO and Regional Head APAC, Equiem).
Investor Solutions Lead
Mike leads investor business development for Host. Prior to joining the Host team, Mike spent six years working at Evertrue, Inc, a Boston-based, venture-backed software company where he was responsible for go-to-market strategies and creating and managing the company’s partnership program. When he’s not geeking out over the latest technology, he’s usually rooting for New York sports teams or traveling to visit friends and family with his wife and their beloved black lab, Hugo.
APAC Lead, Investor
Taran joined the Host team in 2019. He presently heads Asia Pacific Sales and Solutions for Host's Investor and PM Business. Taran has over 20 years of experience in business development and client engagement and strategy, in addition to developing new businesses in a variety of real estate verticals. He is a proptech enthusiast who loves to engage and gain knowledge around the technology that is changing the dynamics of the real estate industry. Currently, Taran is interested in CRE technology and tenant engagement, workplace discovery and optimization, and he has closed approximately 60+million square feet of CRE space and over 50,000 desks for enterprise and occupiers solutions. Taran will lead the Host investor business in the Asian market and remains evangelical about Host's ability to create inroads with key regional developers and investors.
Pacific Lead, Investor
Suzette Lamont leads client solutions globally for Host. Her role is focused on understanding what building owners and occupiers want so that Host meets their needs. She keeps a constant eye on the future so we can stay one step ahead. Throughout her 25 year career, Suzette has led high performing teams in asset management and property development for Australia’s best precincts and has always put the customer at the heart of everything she does. Suzette loves mornings and starts each day with an ocean swim at Manly, Sydney.
EMEA Lead, Investor
John McHugh leads Host PM across EMEA and joined the business in 2019. He is a market-leader in placemaking and building brands within the property industry. With 15 years’ experience within the property industry across a range of client-side roles, he is passionate about place creation and customer experience. Based in the UK, John has a young family and is an avid football supporter.
Experience Services & Hospitality Lead
Patrick has extensive experience in both the hospitality and digital start up industries where he has led innovative customer experience programs; he’ll bring that knowledge to Host. His role is to define the Experience ”product”, further envision what a Host-activated office feels like, how we access talent, and how we train our teams to achieve exceptional service outcomes. Patrick joined from the Sydell Group, operator of several high-end boutique hotels including the Nomad in New York and The Ned in London. Patrick a dog dad to Charlie and Arthur with loves spending time in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.