After graduating from New York University with a master’s in real estate development, Michelle Behr kicked off her design career with prominent firms like Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Brennan Beer Gorman (BBG). She currently serves as vice president of design and construction for Highgate Hotels
Working alongside developers, designers, and architects, Behr leads design projects for each of the brand’s lifestyle and independent hotel portfolio in order to build innovative concepts for hotels and other brands. The newly opened Knickerbocker Hotel in New York is among some of Behr’s recent undertakings. She previously worked for Loews Hotels and also served on the development team for New York’s Cooper Square Hotel, also known as the Standard East Hotel.