John W. Rutledge
Founder, President & CEO,
John is the Founder, President and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, an international real estate investment and development firm focusing on large scale hospitality, mixed-use, multifamily, senior housing, urban retail, parking, and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, its wholly owned hotel management affiliate, specializes in developing, operating and branding distinctive, high design lifestyle hotels, rooftops and other food & beverage venues around the country. Oxford Living, LLC is its senior housing investment and management platform. Oxford Residential, LLC is its multifamily development affiliate. Oxford, its affiliates and principals have been involved in approximately $3 billion of transactions, including approximately 13,000 hotel rooms, 3,000 senior housing units and 1,000 residential units.
Oxford is developing its 17th Chicago area project, the mixed-use lifestyle community anchored by the new 479 unit Essex on the Park luxury apartment building at 808 South Michigan Avenue adjacent to its newly redeveloped Hotel Essex at 800 South Michigan Avenue. Other Chicago area projects (13 of which are hotels) are his recently opened Hotel Julian-Millennium Park, LondonHouse Chicago, Godfrey Chicago, Langham Chicago, Hotel Essex, Hotel Felix, Hotel Cass, Hotel Versey, Claridge House, Hyatt Magnificent Mile, Renaissance North Shore, Doubletree North Shore, and Hyatt House Northwest. Other recent national projects include Godfrey Hotel-Hollywood, Godfrey Hotel-Boston, Metropolitan Hotel and Lexington Hotel – New York City, National Conference Center-Lansdowne, VA, Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites in Charleston, SC, and Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas-Tampa Bay.
John and/or Oxford have been nominated for and/or won numerous awards including: Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Arthur Rubloff Humanitarian Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Crain’s “40 under 40” and Who’s Who, Developer of the Year, Development of the Year, Redevelopment of the Year, National Hotel Transaction of the Year, Historic Redevelopment of the Year and the Top Hotel in the Continental US. He earned a BA from The University of Michigan and an MBA from University of Chicago. He also studied at Northwestern University, Harvard Business School (YPO’s Presidents’ Program) and Oxford University (Christ Church).