Chicago Real Estate Daily

AJ Capital executive named president of Graduate Hotels

Chicago developer AJ Capital Partners has picked one of its own to lead the expansion of Graduate Hotels, its chain of college-town hotels. …Franzen, who joined AJ Capital in 2013, is filling a role that had been vacant since Christian Strobel left as president more than a year ago. Franzen was previously a principal at Harp Group, an Oak Brook-based hotel developer. He also co-founded Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, a management company in Westmont. more