Danziger leaving Trump, joining Boise-based Braintree Group

After six years which provided “a life experience without comparison,” Eric Danziger said on Wednesday that he is leaving his role as CEO of Trump Hotels and will become CEO of Braintree Group, Boise, Idaho, effective March 28. Danziger will oversee the group’s portfolio of real estate investments and developments, as well as hospitality management and venture capital investments companies.

The Braintree Group has several business units, including Braintree Hospitality, a hotel development and full-service management company which owns and operates 14 midscale and select-service properties in the western United States. It also operates education, multi-family housing and storage businesses. Braintree Properties is a commercial real estate development firm that has done ground up development and investments totaling more than US$1.6 billon. Danziger said the business plan calls for significant growth in each of the business lines.

Eric Danziger

“Leading new business lines and growing the one I am most familiar with presents an exciting opportunity,” he said via email on Tuesday. “The firm plans very aggressive and ambitious growth. In addition to ground up development of the various businesses, single asset and portfolio acquisitions are and will be pursued.”

Danziger will fortuitously be joining his son, Evan, at The Braintree Group, who joined the company about a year ago as a regional director.

“Eric is a grower of companies,” said Ryan Van Alfen, co-founder of Braintree. “We are confident in his leadership experience and proven ability to grow companies and excited by his potential to enhance the Braintree offering, not just in the hospitality industry, but in each sector Braintree is engaged in.”