About Method Companies

Based in Philadelphia, Method Co. is an innovator and leader in the development and operation of hospitality projects around the country. Method owns and operates multiple hospitality businesses such as ROOST Apartment Hotel, Whyle Fully Furnished Short-Term Apartments, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Restaurant and Hotel, and HIROKI Omakase Restaurant. Method operates with hospitality in mind and customer satisfaction as our goal utilizing a hands-on, detail-oriented philosophy. Method’s projects have been featured in national, regional, trade and local press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, dwell, Monocle, USA Today and more. 

Executive Team

Randall T. Cook

Randall T. Cook

CEO / Co-Founder

Randall co-founded Method Co. in 2012 to create singular, authentic hotels, apartment hotels, and restaurants throughout the United States. Under his vision and leadership, the firm has delivered a number of award-winning hospitality projects including ROOST, the high-design apartment hotel concept and Wm. Mulherin’s Son’s, the urban Italian restaurant and hotel. From a very early age Randy was interested in real estate. By combining his passions for unique buildings, placemaking, and urban regeneration, he quickly realized that Method could create a lot of value by seamlessly integrating hospitality operations with quality real estate investments. The result: iconic destinations that are lasting and special.

David Grasso

David Grasso

President / Co-Founder

David is a nationally respected executive in real estate development and management. Capitalizing on his passion for creativity and his entrepreneurial approach to business, he has established himself as a visionary leader who has transformed his regional real estate firm into a full- service commercial development company. As Method Co. co-founder, David is responsible for strategic planning and the execution of all real estate acquisition and development activities of the company. In this capacity, he originates new projects, arranges equity and debt financing, overseeing construction and regulatory approvals.

Daniel Olsovsky

Daniel Olsovsky

Creative Director

On each unique project, Mr. Olsovsky oversees a holistic interior and creative process— conceptualizing and executing the visionary goals of operating teams, investment stakeholders, and development partners. Most notably, though proprietary branding and placemaking, Daniel has played a critical role in the ideation and ultimate success of the award-winning ROOST Apartment Hotel brand, Whyle, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, and HIROKI. The true differentiation in all Method projects comes from Daniel’s ethos of quality and extreme attention to detail. Prior to joining Method, Daniel was a Director and Brand Strategist leading development for both reinvigorated global brands and national advertising campaigns. Daniel trained in Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and studied at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Art History + Design.

Our Team

Daniel Cruz

Daniel Cruz

Executive VP of Operations

Daniel Cruz is the Executive Vice President of Operations and Sales for Method Co. Daniel was an integral leader with launching the ROOST Apartment Hotel brand in Philadelphia. He oversees all day to day operations of Method Residential projects. This includes interviewing and approving all hiring decisions, overseeing all operational policies and procedures, preparing the operating budgets, overseeing pricing/rates, cultivating strategic customer accounts, and overseeing the sales operations.

Ross Richardson

Ross Richardson

Director of Financial Operations

Ross joined Method Co in 2016 and was instrumental in establishing the accounting practices, financial reporting, and operating procedures for Method Co’s food and beverage programs. As Director of Operations Ross oversees Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Restaurant & Hotel and HIROKI and contributes to in-development projects and new restaurant openings. Prior to working at Method Co, Ross worked for Philadelphia based restaurant group Starr Restaurant Organization.

Amy Yaskowski

Amy Yaskowski

Director of Projects

As Director of Projects at Method, Amy oversees the execution of the visionary goals of operating teams, investment stakeholders, and development partners. Amy began her career as a licensed Landscape Architect, managing the design & construction administration of major site development projects throughout the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Method, Amy was an integral member of the development team overseeing the 300-acre redevelopment of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Amy holds a Master of Business Administration from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch

VP of Finance and Accounting

As the Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Method, Paul oversees the accounting and finance functions including; financial controls and processes, financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting, investor and lender communications.  Paul implemented many of Method’s current accounting practices, including the automation of financial processes and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Method Co. in 2019, Paul spent seven years at PwC in the audit practice.  Paul currently holds his CPA license in the State of Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Temple University.

Nicole Robertson

Nicole Robertson

Director of Investments

Nicole lends critical depth in support of Method’s existing mission as well as its property portfolio expansion. She is a primary, analytical team member responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and underwriting new opportunities. She is involved in the creation of the company’s strategic growth plan and is also responsible for all aspects of financial analysis as it pertains to Method’s development pipeline. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.

Sadie Comito

Sadie Comito

Director of Creative Services

Sadie has been with Method Co. since 2018 and has been an asset to our creative and design team. With over 10 years of experience in graphic design with a focus on digital design and development management, Sadie has spearheaded the digital footprint of Method Co. and its many brands. Previously, Sadie was the Digital Art Director for Philadelphia and Boston magazine, as well as their various other publications. Some of her clients included Budweiser, Subaru, and Dietz & Watson.

Jodi Lutz

Jodi Lutz

Director of Human Resources

Jodi Lutz is the Director of Human Resources and Senior Payroll Manager at Method Co. She resides in Langhorne, Pennsylvania with her family and enjoys tennis, being outdoors and playing with her three young children. She received her undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in Business Administration at Lasalle University. Jodi hopes to expand Methods Co’s diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as be a positive influence and resource for all team members. Jodi looks forward to her future with Method Co and hopes to bring passion and commitment to the Method Co brand and community.

Christine Fitzpatrick

Christine Fitzpatrick

Design Coordinator

Christine holistically considers a project from concept to operations when collaborating on a Method project. When influencing the look and feel of a new development, considering furniture and specifying Touch Points—art, vintage rugs, plants, books—Christine seeks honest materials. Working with property operation teams to ensure Method’s brand standards are met, informs a unique perspective when developing a Hospitality project.

Prior to Method, Christine enjoyed 15 years collaborating with residential clients to create meaningful spaces. Clients sought her instinct to juxtapose the ordinary and the sublime.

Other than design, Christine’s passions are skiing, mountain biking, hiking or just about anything that gets her playing in the woods.

Jack McCabe

Jack McCabe

VP of Strategy

As Vice President of Strategy for Method Jack McCabe oversees the revenue management, distribution, analytics and tactical marketing for ROOST. Jack joined Method in 2019.

Prior to joining Method, Mr. McCabe spent over seven years with AKA, an international owner/operator of furnished apartments. He was the Director of Revenue Management for AKA and oversaw distribution and revenue management for the entire portfolio.

Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Senior Accountant

Steve Nonnemaker

Steve Nonnemaker

Director of Construction

Liran Mezan

Liran Mezan

Executive Director of Culinary

Liran oversees all culinary development and direct Method Co’s new Hospitality division in all food and beverage expansion into new markets, and project openings. A seasoned professional with over two decades in hospitality spanning the globe, Liran will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Method Hospitality from his wide-ranging work as owner, entrepreneur, consultant, operations director, and more extensively as executive and corporate chef for major restaurant groups and hotels in which he lead the openings of thirty plus units in major markets including New York, London, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

Julie Hassman

Julie Hassman

Senior Accountant

Prior to joining Method Co. as a Senior Accountant, Julie gained extensive hospitality experience while working at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for eight years. Originally starting her career in rooms operations, Julie realized that her long-term passion was in accounting since she has always enjoyed analyzing and working with numbers. When the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center was planning to open in 2019, Julie moved to Philadelphia from Austin to fulfill her long-time dream of assisting with a hotel opening. Julie graduated from Cornell University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration and a minor in Real Estate. Julie enjoys spending her free time traveling, trying new restaurants, and visiting national parks.
Devon Claherty

Devon Claherty

HR & Talent Coordinator

Devon recently joined Method to take the next step in her HR career. As HR & Talent Coordinator, she is responsible for the activities and operations of the HR & talent department by supporting the company’s internal and external recruitment and employee programs. She is motivated to engage with employees and support their needs as well as enhance HR operations in any way possible. Originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA, Devon attended Temple University and is a proud Temple Alumni.
Brooke Murray

Brooke Murray

Senior Project Manager

Brooke Murray has joined the Method team as a Senior Project Manager. After spending 8 years in Los Angeles as a Hospitality Leader with American Gonzo Food Corp., she made her way back to her hometown of Philadelphia. She has held a lead role in the Development, Branding, and Operations of 10+ Food & Beverage outlets on East and West Coasts. With an education in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management from Penn State University, she is rooted in Hospitality. Over the years,  Brooke has found a path that allows her to integrate her passion for F&B, design, and functionality. Outside of work, she is also very interested in both food and beverage(s).
Timothy

Timothy "T" Morris

Senior Architectural Designer & Project Manager

Timothy "T" Morris joins Method after eight years managing the design and construction of over a million square feet of ground-up and historic redevelopment projects as part of Bedrock's transformational investment in Downtown Detroit. During this pivotal time, he honed his project management skills while developing an interest in the intersection of sustainability, historic preservation, and placemaking. Originally from Atlanta, T attended the University of Virginia, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Megan Lynch

Megan Lynch

Director of Brand Communications

As the Director of Brand Communications, Megan develops, maintains, and communicates the values and principles of Method Co. and its many brands to the public. With several years of experience in marketing and partnerships within luxury boutique hospitality brands, Megan plays a key role in telling our story.
 
Kelsey Cates

Kelsey Cates

Graphic Designer

Nick Sita

Nick Sita

Project Manager

Nick joins Method as a Project Manager. Prior to joining, Nick was a Project Manager at a General Contracting firm based in Washington, D.C. where he was involved in both multifamily and hospitality development throughout the metro area.  Nick graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering where he found his passion for construction management. In his free time, Nick enjoys traveling and skiing.

Collaborations

Morris Adjmi

Morris Adjmi

Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi Architects (MA) interprets the forces that shape our cities to design buildings that are both contextual and contemporary. The firm’s team of architects and interior designers is guided by a shared belief that timeless ideas about beauty and harmony can be integrated into the modern built environment, but the expression of those ideas must reflect the way we live today. MA’s collaborative, research-based approach has helped establish the firm as a leader in the revitalization of post-industrial neighborhoods and historic districts with commercial, residential, and cultural projects that are imbued with a distinct sense of place and purpose.

Morris Adjmi established MA in 1997 following a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Aldo Rossi. On that strong foundation, he built a practice inspired by the arts and by new technologies that is recognized for its thoughtful engagement with context, creative use of materials, and sophisticated designs.

Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes

Stokes Architecture + Design

Unlike many firms, Stokes Architecture + Design takes a humanistic approach to each project. The nature of their work is very experiential, so they stay open, engaged and nimble. That way, they’re able build what individually suits a space or place. Some firms are out to build their vision, but hoteliers and restaurateurs go to Stokes Architecture to build something together. Their team pushes the creativity and holds onto their passion for the details while maintaining an open and engaged dialogue with their clients.

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Press

A Hotel Life

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Architectural Digest

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The New York Times

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Conde Nast Traveler

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The Washington Post

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Contact

Location

1523 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Business Inquiries

business@methodco.com

Press Inquiries

methodco@m18pr.com

Career Inquiries

careers@methodco.com