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Douglas McMahon

Senior Managing Director

Tavistock Group & NEXUS Luxury Collection

Windermere, FL, USA

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Biography

Doug McMahon is Senior Managing Director at Tavistock Group, an international private investment organization, where he focuses on luxury real estate and consumer-facing businesses. He is also Senior Managing Director of one of Tavistock Group's largest portfolio investments – NEXUS Luxury Collection.

Doug was part of the original team that designed and built Albany in the Bahamas, considered one of the most successful luxury resort developments in the Caribbean. He has been instrumental in the creation and revitalization of some of Tavistock Group's signature properties, including the award-winning ATLAS Buckhead restaurant in Atlanta. He also led the turnaround of the St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences, considered the crown jewel of luxury hotels in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. Doug is also responsible for Isleworth Golf & Country Club, 600-acre golf club community, and Isleworth Realty in Windermere, Florida.

Currently with NEXUS, Doug opened NEXUS Club New York, their first urban club, in May 2019 where Tribeca meets the Financial District in Manhattan, and has recently opened the first NEXUS Sky Lounge at Teterboro South, a joint venture with Signature Flight Support.

With over 16 years of experience with the private investment group, Doug played an integral role in the creation and operations of the Tavistock Cup matches from 2004 to 2014. Prior to joining Tavistock, Doug was Chairman and CEO of Publicis and Executive Vice President and General Manager of J. Walter Thompson New York. He was also Chief Marketing Officer at NBC/Universal's CNBC unit.

Doug has been a Non-Executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers plc, the UK's largest pub and restaurant group (2010-2015). He is currently on the boards of Lake Nona Impact Forum, US Assure, and Buckhead Coalition.

Doug’s Background

Tavistock Group & NEXUS Luxury Collection
Senior Managing Director
2003 - Present
Windermere, FL, USA
Tavistock Group was founded by financier Joe Lewis and is an international private investment organization with assets in more than 200 companies, including NEXUS Luxury Collection, in 10 countries.
Nexus Luxury Collection
Senior Managing Director
2018 - Present
Windermere, FL, USA
Nexus is an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company, dedicated to excellence. It is backed by financier Joe Lewis, golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake.
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Current Board Positions

Lake Nona Institute Impact Forum
Board Member
Orlando, FL, USA
The Lake Nona Impact Forum is an "ideas and influence" festival in Lake Nona in Florida. Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S.
US Assure
Board Member
Jacksonville, FL, USA
US Assure provides insurance programs and service to clients in construction and property, bringing over 40 years' experience in the property and casualty industry.
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Previous Board Positions

Mitchells & Butlers plc
Non-Executive Director
2010 - 2015
Birmingham, UK
Mitchells & Butlers is the largest operator of restaurants, pubs & bars in the UK. With over 1,600 units, the brands they run include All Bar One, Harvester, Browns & Toby Carvery.

Media

A New Private Membership Club for Families Opens in Manhattan
CNBC Interview
May 2019
New York, NY, USA
A new private membership club called Nexus Club New York is launching in Manhattan. Douglas McMahon, Senior Managing Director of Tavistock Group & NEXUS Luxury Collection, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss.

Doug’s Education

Georgetown University
BSBA
1984 - 1988