Ronald W. Wackrow is an Executive Vice President of Related Companies and is currently leading the firm's development efforts for the new Equinox Hotel brand. Mr. Wackrow most recently led the construction efforts at Hudson Yards. He previously served as Development Manager for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a 6.5 million square foot luxury resort development, managing the design and development process. During his career, Mr. Wackrow has been involved in the development of approximately 100 hotels including the W Hotel Union Square, Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Time Warner Center in New York and the W Hotel South Beach, as well as other commercial development activity such as World Market Center in Las Vegas. Prior to joining Related, Mr. Wackrow was Senior Vice President and Director of Project Coordination for ITT Sheraton Corporation. He graduated from Northeast Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.