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Phil Joseph
Phil Joseph, Chief Financial Officer

Denver-based real estate company expands leadership team with addition of chief financial officer, general counsel and vice president of development.

DENVER, COLO. – Highside Companies, a Colorado-based real estate company, has added several new leadership roles to its corporate headquarters in Denver, with the addition of Phil Joseph as Chief Financial Officer, Jennette Roberts as General Counsel and Head of Human Resources, and Jason Fox as Vice President of Development. Each of these additions bring decades of experience to Highside’s leadership team. Known for its work in the hospitality sector, Highside currently has multiple Everhome Suites and Cambria hotels under development across the country – and more on the way – in collaboration with Choice Hotels.

Highside focuses on multiple fully integrated real estate verticals, including real estate development, investments and fund management. The company continues to experience success in pursuing its growth strategy, including adding new clients, partners, investors, and locations to its portfolio, with more than 30 active projects across North America – many in collaboration with major hospitality brands, including Choice Hotels.

Jennette Roberts

Jennette Roberts, General Counsel and Head of Human Resources.

“With Highside’s continued growth across the United States and Canada, we are excited to expand our corporate leadership in Denver,” said Justin Roberts, CEO of Highside Companies.  “Phil, Jennette and Jason bring critical experience in managing an accelerated pace of growth for our new and current ventures, ensuring a smooth expansion of our reach, and exceptional execution of our strategies.”

As chief financial officer, Joseph will be responsible for overseeing the performance of the company’s financial and fund management, as well as financial planning and analysis (FP&A), treasury, investor relations, information technology and capital raising activities. He will work alongside Justin Roberts and Chief Operating Officer Paul Congleton as an integral member of the executive team, contributing to the focus on corporate strategy and execution. Joseph possesses more than 25 years of experience in both private and publicly traded commercial real estate, having served as global treasurer for Prologis, a $118 billion public real estate investment trust (REIT), and as chief financial officer for Spirit Realty Capital, a $9 billion public REIT. In those roles, Joseph gained a broad range of leadership experience, including in mergers and acquisitions, international capital markets, stakeholder engagement and FP&A.

Jason Fox

Jason Fox, Vice President of Development.

As general counsel, Jennette Roberts will be responsible for ensuring corporate governance, compliance and risk management for the company’s operations, and providing legal guidance to the company in its execution of strategic initiatives. She has more than 20 years of law firm and in-house experience, including leading teams responsible for implementing compliance management systems, advising on capital markets transactions, and leading regulatory supervision, enforcement and government relations initiatives.

As vice president of development, Fox will be responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the company’s development plan, including overseeing the development team in managing ground-up new development projects and implementing new strategic development initiatives aligned with Highside’s overall growth strategy. Fox brings almost 20 years of construction and development experience in hospitality centered multi-family, mixed-use, senior living, office and retail projects throughout the U.S.

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