For many private clubs, traditional operating models are no longer viable, given different ways that new and prospective members think, work, act and play. At Ethos Club & Leisure (www. ethosclubandleisure.com), we help clients create new concepts, facilities, amenities and programs, and build leadership teams and key staff that set them apart and make them uniquely attractive; we repurpose and leverage existing assets to produce new experiences and revenue streams; and we locate capital to position the operation for sustainability and profitability over time.
Ethos was created through the inspiration and vision of the principals of Addison Law (www.addisonlaw.com), the premier law firm focused on club and leisure assets, and Bob Jones, the former longstanding Chief Operating Officer of The Desert Mountain Club. With more than 1,500 combined transactions in private clubs, public courses, resorts and real estate communities across the U.S., the Addison Law team possesses unrivaled insight on issues that impact the bottom line of club and hospitality organizations. Through his tenure at Desert Mountain and other high-end private clubs, Bob Jones has been one of the most influential leaders in the private club and real estate development industry over the past 30-plus years.
In 2019, Ethos acquired GSI Executive Search (www.gsiexecutivesearch.com), one of the leaders in private club and hospitality search. Leveraging collective experiences, capabilities and resources, this new alliance between Addison Law, Ethos and GSI offers private club and hospitality clients unprecedented, single-source access to legal advisory, operational consulting and executive search solutions that otherwise would only be available through separate engagements.
At Ethos, we believe that successful projects must deliver a differentiated, engaging experience while generating long-term positive returns and operating in a responsible fashion. We don’t merely identify financial and statistical problems; rather, we develop the plan, and work closely with clients through implementation for a successful conclusion.
Our name carries deep meaning and significance with our team. Our “ethos” is grounded in an unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in all that we do. Our interdisciplinary team approach allows us to think big in the planning and concept stages and tactically execute on the smallest details, understanding that success lies in a commitment to excellence throughout the process. There are no shortcuts.
Legal Advisory Services
(provided by Addison Law)
- Equity turnovers/sales
- Membership plans
- Deal structures
Operational Consulting Services (provided by Ethos Club & Leisure)
- Business and brand strategy
- Repositioning/new capital
Executive Search Services
(provided by GSI Executive Search)
- Executive placement
- Human capital management
- Post-hire consulting
- HR compliance
Ethos Club & Leisure is a real estate advisory, consulting and investment firm dedicated to optimizing club and leisure assets. Our work focuses on investment, acquisition, development and redevelopment; ownership and operations; and at the appropriate time, disposition.
Ethos is a venture between the Principals of Addison Law, recognized nationally each of the last 20 years as the club industry’s top law firm, and Bob Jones, the former longstanding Chief Operating Officer of The Desert Mountain Club, one of the largest and most successful private clubs in the country.