Craig M. Nash is a hospitality industry pioneer and serves as Of Counsel in the firm’s national Corporate Real Estate Timeshare & Resort Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. He also represents the firm in timeshare industry relations and acts as its Board representative to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Mr. Nash continues to serve as non-executive Chairman of Interval International and senior advisor to Marriott Vacations Worldwide.
He began his career in private practice in 1978 representing developers and others in the very early days of the timeshare industry. He went on to be part of Interval International (II), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry, for over 35 years. Mr. Nash started as legislative counsel and lobbyist in 1982, where he was instrumental in helping shape and promote groundbreaking timeshare legislation and regulation throughout the United States, designed to both protect consumers and allow developers to operate. He went on to become General Counsel and later President of Interval International in 1989. Mr. Nash led the business through a number of transactions, both private and public, that ultimately saw Interval’s successor spun out of InterActiveCorp (IAC) as a standalone public company in 2008.
At ILG, a global publicly traded company and former subsidiary of IAC and parent company of Interval International, Mr. Nash served as Chairman, President and CEO. He and his long tenured team successfully navigated the Great Recession, and through a series of strategic acquisitions including the timeshare businesses of Hyatt and Starwood, became a vertically integrated leader in the upper-upscale segment of the vacation ownership industry. ILG was acquired by Marriott Vacations Worldwide in 2018 in a landmark $4.6 billion transaction to create a leading global vacation company.
Mr. Nash returns to Greenspoon Marder, having previously practiced with the firm over thirty years ago, prior to returning to Interval International as General Counsel in 1984.
- J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 1978
- B.S., Florida State University, 1975
- Florida Trend, “Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders,” 2018-2019
- American Resort Development Association, “Resort Industry Executive of the Year,” 1993
- American Resort Development Association, “Leader of the Year,” 1998
In the News
- Mentioned, “Movers & Shakers,” The Real Deal South Florida, September 23, 2019
- Featured, “Greenspoon Marder Adds Hospitality Pro To Timeshare Group,” Law360, September 17, 2019
- Featured, “Movers & Influencers,” Florida Trend, September 9, 2019
- Featured, “Florida Law Firm Hires a Hospitality Industry Pioneer,” Miami Herald, September 6, 2019
- Featured, “Greenspoon Marder Announces Addition of Hospitality Industry Pioneer, Craig M. Nash to Leading National Timeshare & Resort Practice,” PR Newswire, September 5, 2019