As Director of Real Estate, Craig Ballard oversees OTO’s development and acquisition efforts in the Southern California, Southwest and Mountain West markets. Craig joined our company in July 2018 after gaining a wealth of experience in multiple operational roles at Marriott International, working out of Marriott’s Asia-Pacific office to support hotel development in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. Prior to that, he was a Partner at a real estate investment company where he oversaw the acquisition, development, reposition and management of hundreds of millions of dollars of assets. Craig earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, where he studied political science with an emphasis on international relations; he earned an MBA with Honors from Harvard Business School. He is active in his local church and serves on the Board of Governors for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate child sex trafficking around the world.