About us

RONALD SUTHERLAND founded The Hemisphere Group, Inc. in 1994. With over two decades of broad-based commercial property, development and executive management experience, Ron is the past President of Grubb & Ellis of Florida (NYSE); Managing Director, Landauer-Hillier Parker Real Estate Counselors, New York; President of F.D. Rich Realty Company, Stamford Connecticut; Senior Vice President at Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokerage Company (now CB Richard Ellis) New York.


Ron has been a featured speaker at numerous international real estate investment conferences, most notably as a member of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. He has also served on numerous Condominium Boards, is a registered real estate broker in Florida and New York, and graduated from Rutgers University, with Honors, in Economics and Urban Planning. He is also a passionate environmental custodian and an aquatic enthusiast. Learn more about Ron’s professional experience on LinkedIn and for articles of interest, please click here and here.


STACEY WALCOTT has over 15 years of extensive experience in the underwriting, operation and valuation of high quality hotel and resort assets in the Caribbean and in North America. Stacey rejoined the Hemisphere Group in 2008 after a successful nine year career at Capmark Finance and GMAC Commercial Mortgage. As assistant vice president and underwriter, her responsibilities included due diligence, underwriting, valuation analysis and closing over $850 million of flagged hotel assets. Stacey was also with Hospitality Valuation Services, “HVS”, Marriott and began her professional career with Hemisphere Group as an intern in 1995 while completing her masters in the hospitality program at Florida International University.