SAN FRANCISCO, December 13, 2017
Move integrates hospitality and real estate businesses, elevates key executive personnel.
The Clint Reilly family of companies has undergone a number of changes over the years, transitioning from a straightforward commercial real estate portfolio to a multi-pronged enterprise with significant ventures in event production, media, and food and beverage operations.
Today, the organization announced a major overhaul of its corporate structure and brand identity, consolidating the varied interests under the “Clint Reilly” brand umbrella while announcing a number of new subsidiary brands in the process. The organization has unveiled a new integrated visual identity system and announced key personnel changes in support of the effort. To complete the transformation, a new, consolidated web presence is set to launch in early 2018.
The new brand identity unifies the varied business entities behind the name of the company’s founder and sole proprietor, Clint Reilly. Reilly built his diverse collection of enterprises following a 25-year career as one of the country’s top political strategists, bringing his unique organizational and strategic skills to bear across a range of endeavors.
The eponymous Clint Reilly organization—now unified under the “Clint Reilly” brand mark—consists of four subsidiary brands: Clint Reilly Landmark Properties (real estate) Clint Reilly Communications (media), Clint Reilly Ventures (investments and R&D projects), and Clint Reilly Philanthropies (charitable and nonprofit activities).
The most significant change will be the full integration of Reilly’s hospitality and real estate operations. The existing venue management and event production company, now known as Merchants Exchange Productions, will be integrated into Reilly’s flagship property, the Merchants Exchange, to reflect the building’s stature as home to two of the city’s premier special event facilities, the Julia Morgan Ballroom and the Merchants Exchange Club.
The restructuring effort is accompanied by significant personnel moves as well. Executive Vice President Phil Spiegel—who has helmed Reilly’s hospitality company since 2009—has been elevated to the same role for the newly consolidated organization. In addition to continued business oversight of the hospitality and communications companies, Spiegel will now assume responsibility for the firm’s real estate portfolio.
In many ways, this represents the natural evolution of our business,” said Spiegel. “The Merchants Exchange is a true San Francisco institution, and as a native San Franciscan with deep roots in the community, I’m honored that Clint has trusted me to help guide the company into a new era.
Reilly, who purchased the legendary Merchants Exchange from Walter Shorenstein and the Swig family in 1995, struck a similar note in announcing the changes.
Our business has grown exponentially since I acquired the Merchants Exchange 22 years ago,” said Reilly. “We’ve added several additional commercial properties, a restaurant, two event facilities and a magazine to the mix of what we’re doing, all of which contribute greatly to our charitable efforts.
This reorganization clarifies our mission and puts us on a path for continued success. Phil has been a key executive in the company for many years, and I’m very happy to have him leading our team as we move forward.
About the Clint Reilly Organization
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange in the San Francisco Financial District, the Clint Reilly Organization is a diversified family of enterprises encompassing commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and beverage, media and nonprofit endeavors.