michael brown

Principal

Michael Brown co-founded HayMax Capital, LLC in 2005 as the real estate investment vehicle for Aaron and Michael Brown. Over the past decade, HayMax has acquired and managed hotels, developed luxury residences, acquired notes secured by real estate, and secured development entitlements for to-be-built multi-use hotel/residential projects. Michael oversees HayMax Hotels, HayMax’s hotel management subsidiary. HayMax Hotels has approximately 60 employees and manages the company-owned hotels. HayMax has an exceptional track record of managing hotels through economic cycles. 

Michael resides in Aspen with his wife and newborn daughter.
He formerly held a board position on the City of Aspen Historic Preservation Commission and is involved with the Aspen Hope Center, an organization dedicated to extending a hand to those in emotional crisis. Mr. Brown graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

Aaron brown

Principal

Aaron Brown spent most of his professional career as a lawyer, investment banker and private equity professional based in London. Aaron started his professional career in 1993 as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling in New York. From 1996 to 2002, he was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch in New York and London, where he specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions. 

Aaron spent nine years in real estate private equity making a broad range of real estate backed investments, including in the pub, supermarket, restaurant, clothing retail and cinemas sectors.  In addition to HayMax Capital, Aaron is currently a Director and major shareholder in Red Oak Taverns, a privately-held pub company that owns a portfolio of 160 tenanted pubs, small inns and residential developments across the United Kingdom. 

Aaron graduated with a J.D. summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law and with a B.A. from the University of Vermont.

Aaron lives and works in Westchester County, New York with his wife and three boys.