BKV Group hires director of business development for firm’s Chicago practice site

Nick Ramirez

BKV Group, a holistic, multidisciplinary design firm, today announced Nick Ramirez has joined the firm as director of business development in the company’s Chicago practice site.

In this role, he will lead the firm’s business cultivation and growth strategies in Chicago, the surrounding region and broader Midwest, working across BKV Group’s market sectors including hospitality, commercial office, multifamily, student, senior and affordable housing. 

Prior to joining BKV Group, Ramirez was director of business development for WTS International/Lifestart Wellness Network, where he managed a portfolio of over 200 existing client accounts within the company’s hospitality, residential and commercial real estate divisions. He previously worked for nearly 14 years in Chicago and San Diego for some of the hospitality industry’s leading hotel companies including Pivot, Starwood and Hyatt. He was recognized multiple times with Hyatt’s top sales distinction of Elite Performer and nominated in 2018 by HSMAI Illinois as Chicago’s Best New Director of Sales. 

Ramirez first became familiar with BKV Group through the firm’s design work on the City Club Apartments projects in his Midwest hometown of Detroit.  

Ramirez holds a B.A. in hospitality business from Michigan State University.