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Chicago, Ill. - AJ Capital Partners announced today the hire of a new member to its team. George Stowers joins as Senior Vice President of Development and Construction, overseeing all development and construction projects for AJ Capital Partners and specifically the Graduate Hotels portfolio - a hotel collection targeting university-anchored markets across the country that celebrates each town's unique local culture and history. 

“George is a tremendous addition to our already talented construction, design, and development team,” said Eric Hassberger, COO of AJ Capital Partners. “George’s specific experience in hospitality development lends itself perfectly to the company’s focus on expanding the Graduate Hotels portfolio.” 

Most recently, George led Strategic Hotels & Resorts’ construction and development group as Vice President, Design & Construction. Prior to that, he ran his own business, Stowers, LCC, a project management company offering construction advisory services. George brings over 15 years of experience to AJ Capital Partners, having consulted on a variety of commercial and industrial capital projects spanning across industries including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and aviation.

About AJ Capital Partners

Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners, based in Chicago, is an accomplished team of hospitality and real estate investors whose innate passion is to create a one-of-a kind portfolio of timeless assets. The counter-culture investors acquire, design and develop transformative real estate throughout the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. In fall 2014, AJ Capital Partners launched the Graduate Hotels brand. AJ Capital Partners continues to grow its portfolio of lodging investments, firmly establishing the group as visionary leaders in the lifestyle-driven investment industry. For more information on AJ Capital Partners, please visit

Contact: Meg Connolly / 212-505-8200

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