About Areté Collective

Areté Collective creates regenerative escapes designed for experiencing life at its fullest potential. As a luxury development company of private resorts and residential communities worldwide, our work celebrates the connection between inspiring architecture and breathtaking landscapes.

Born out of a desire to create a new vision of luxury living, Areté is known for cultivating vibrant communities where nature takes center stage. From luxurious ski retreats and oceanside clubs to country resorts and private estates, each location unlocks the unique possibilities within people, community, and place.

Areté communities are founded on the guiding principle that spaces should be sanctuaries – stimulating the senses, refueling the spirit, and reinvigorating the soul.

Our residences and communities serve as an oasis in the modern world. Each dwelling is tailored to the client, balancing architectural vision with sustainability and luxury. The result is an intriguing, one-of-a-kind escape.

Our standards are apparent in our community developments, consistently recognized for their design and architectural qualities. Beyond their visual appeal, our destinations are experiential. Unparalleled guest and member services meet luxury amenities – bespoke health and wellness services, enticing culinary offerings, robust outdoor activities, and curated social programs.

Excellence is all around us.
The Areté of:

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Place

Surroundings that draw us in and inspire us.

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Moment

Spaces in time where we experience life with our senses ignited.

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Feeling

Moments that foster the feeling of being in tune with the world.

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Person

Opportunities to live with an active body, open mind, and curious spirit.

We create beautiful spaces designed to inspire, reward, and excite.
Welcome to a life of Areté.
ARETÉ COLLECTIVE IS A FULLY INTEGRATED DEVELOPER OF LUXURY ESCAPES

Areté builds on the 26-year track record of the award-winning Denton House Design Studio. Together, we are a group of seasoned development executives, distinguished land planners, world-renowned architects and designers, and longtime leaders in the hospitality sector. From planning and design to marketing and financial management, Areté boasts a vertically integrated model that allows us to work efficiently and in sync across all teams.

Throughout our years of experience, we’ve learned the importance of treading lightly and respectfully on this Earth. Our properties excel at bringing people closer to nature as we embody low-impact principles at every step.

“Areté Collective comprises industry leaders who have helped shape luxury placemaking over the last two decades. From finance and development to master planning and design, our vertically integrated model allows us to unlock greater value for the people, places, and communities that we serve.”

TOM HOGAN Co-Founder & CFO

COLLECTIVE MASTERY
Together we have worked on 25+ master-planned communities and private clubs. Each exemplifies breathtaking design, natural wonder, and luxurious sophistication that is blended with thoughtful living.
  • Spearheaded land planning, design and architecture, project startup and activation, sales, marketing, and financial operations for luxury developments worldwide.
  • Created high-end, master-planned communities, beautiful residences, and luxury clubs set within unique natural settings.
  • Delivered multimillion-dollar improvements to some of the nation’s most exclusive and historic recreation clubs, defining them for a new generation.
  • As part of Areté, Denton House is consistently recognized as one of the Top 100 Design Firms in the World, and is in the Top 10 of Residential Design Firms in the United States.

Leadership

Rebecca Buchan Co-Founder & CEO

Founder of Denton House Design Studio. Seasoned architectural and development executive with 25+ years of experience in destination resort and second home real estate development. Oversaw planning, architecture, and design at Discovery Land Company for nearly a decade. 

Tom Hogan Co-Founder & CFO

Hospitality and development finance expert with 25+ years of experience, including within Marriott International (primarily The Ritz-Carlton brand), as CFO of Augusta National, and as CFO of Discovery Land Company. 

Kerry Hing COO

Operations, finance, and service professional with comprehensive experience in mixed-use and HOA properties, including Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa; The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch; The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen Highlands; Waldorf Astoria Park City; and Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead.

Natalie Ellis SVP, Interior Design

Globally recognized interior designer with specialized experience in the luxury design of custom residential homes, private amenity spaces, and other large-scale projects for high-profile clients.

Kris Kvarfordt SVP, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Highly skilled landscape architect and land planner with decades of experience across projects throughout the U.S. and international markets, including large-scale master planning for resort communities, trail and open-space master planning, and detailed site design and construction.

Dave Rasmussen SVP, Architecture

Tenured executive in luxury residential development, overseeing the design and community development of multiple luxury destinations, most notably Chileno Bay Club in Los Cabos, Mexico, and Gozzer Ranch in Harrison, Idaho.

Emily Mayer SVP, Marketing

Strategic brand consulting professional with extensive experience in shaping and executing brand strategies for some of the world’s largest and most diverse companies. Former VP of Marketing for Discovery Land Company. 

Brandon Wig VP, Finance

Senior financial professional with proven leadership and oversight of global financial operations (North America, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America) in luxury hospitality, real estate development, and private residential club communities.

Tyler Mills Corporate Counsel

Skilled transactional attorney with experience representing companies of all stages across multiple industries. With a background in emerging companies and private equity practices at Latham & Watkins, Tyler advises on day-to-day legal needs, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating legal documents and handling complex legal issues.

  • ARETÉ COLLECTIVE EXPERTISE

    • ENTITLEMENTS
    • ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
    • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    • MASTER PLANNING
    • CLUB OPERATIONS
    • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
    • DEVELOPMENT
    • SALES & MARKETING
  • OUTCOMES

    • FASTER SPEED TO MARKET
    • REDUCED FINANCIAL RISK
    • MARKET AGILITY
    • MAXIMIZED INVESTOR RETURNS
    • EXPEDITED TIMELINE TO EXIT
    • SUPERIOR DESIGN & PRODUCT

Delivering with
excellence and integrity
in everything we do

  • Leading Financial Discipline

    Superior results are achieved based on financial acumen, stewardship, and fiscal accountability.

  • Best-in-Class Project Management

    As goal-oriented, highly skilled collaborators, we are committed to executing each project with quality and transparency, remaining time- and budget-sensitive across all facets of development and ongoing management.

  • Communities and Spaces that Inspire

    The team has designed, developed, and operated memorable destinations in some of the most sought-after locations worldwide. Our projects are renowned for inspiring owners and guests alike to be active outdoors and to immerse themselves in local cultures.

  • Committed to Mutual Success

    The long-term goal is to create positive outcomes for partners, clients, and the community. We are dedicated to being thoughtful stewards of the land and of our investors’ capital, and to improving the standard of living in the areas that surround our communities.

Our in-house boutique studio

Denton House Design Studio is a global design and architecture firm based in Salt Lake City. With decades of experience crafting luxury residences and amenities in private club communities, the team provides design and architecture services to Areté projects.

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