Following successful careers at Blackstone (Messrs. Flicker and Rosenfeld) and Related (Messrs. Cooley and Michael), the partners formed AWH Partners, LLC to pursue value added and distressed real estate investments, and have since amassed a portfolio in excess of $1 billion and built a vertically-integrated team of 65 investment, development and operations professionals with national reach.

Chad Cooley

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Russell Flicker

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Bernard Michael

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jonathan Rosenfeld

Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Based in NYC, AWH’s investment team is comprised of 11 individuals in acquisitions, asset management and finance.

Philip Haspel

Kieran Doll

Charles Bordonaro

Kevin Vaughan


Based in Phoenix, AWH’s investment team is comprised of 10 individuals in design, construction, and accounting.

Tim Osiecki

Butch Schutté

Dan Benda

Jeff Abel


Based in Chicago, AWH’s operations team (Spire Hospitality) is comprised of 45 corporate individuals managing day-to-day aspects of the AWH portfolio.

Bill DeForrest

Bill Keating

Greg Horeth

David Hale