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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive VP of Finance and Accounting
David Tallarida is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Method Co. David is responsible for managing all day-to-day finance and accounting functions including: internal and external reporting, financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, cash and debt management, audit and tax, investor and lender relations.
Prior to joining the Method Co. team, David spent six years in public accounting where he performed audit, accounting and tax services with a concentration on real estate partnerships, both residential and commercial. David earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from La Salle University.
Executive VP of Operations
Daniel Cruz is the Executive Vice President of Operations and 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.
Director of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Jason approaches each new project as an opportunity to create a bespoke environment that advances human, operational and business objectives. He enjoys rendering and he thrives on developing high efficiency space plans that maximize square footage while artfully balancing function and aesthetics. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family, friends and his Goldendoodle, Leo. He grew up in Charlotte, NC and spent his last seven years in DC before moving to Philly.
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.
Heather started with Method Co. in the Fall of 2019 as a Senior Accountant. Her previous experience as an auditor at one of the big four accounting firms, along with her CPA credentials, has brought an essential perspective on internal controls, accounting regulations, and compliance as we continue to expand into several new markets.