Discovery Land Company Plans Global Expansion With Brett White and Michelle Ngo

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 24, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luxury residential community developer Discovery Land Company has hired Brett White and Michelle Ngo to propel the company to a new era of international expansion. White, who now leads as Discovery’s CEO, and Ngo, Discovery’s new CFO, both began their roles in the first quarter of 2022.

White served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield from 2015 through 2021. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, White had a 28-year career with CBRE, serving as CEO from 2005 through 2012 and President from 2001 through 2005. At Discovery, Brett will use his decades of experience in real estate to lead all business and development operations as well as strategize for global expansion, new clubs, and current club oversight.

Ngo’s previous role was with Kilroy Realty Corporation, where she served 16 years culminating in her roles as Treasurer and then CFO. At Kilroy, Michelle provided leadership for capital markets, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and accounting and treasury oversight. At Discovery, Ngo will lead all of Discovery’s global financial and accounting operations as well as Discovery’s technology division. Additionally, Ngo will set and execute business and growth strategy with executive leadership.

White identifies the passion of Discovery’s staff and members and the close connections formed at the properties as some of the most successful characteristics of the company. "Discovery’s members and teams include people with a passion for the business I’ve never seen before. It makes me believe that anything is possible for Discovery. I’ve worked 38 years in real estate, and I’ve never been this excited to get up and go to work," White says.

Discovery’s Chairman and Founder Michael Meldman believes the new additions to the executive leadership will take Discovery to the next level. "These individuals are at the top of their fields, respectively. They are the exact kind of visionaries Discovery needs to grow our brand and to have an even more grand and more positive impact on member families all around the world," says Meldman.


Discovery Land Company is a US-based real estate developer and operator of private residential club communities and resorts with a world-renowned portfolio of domestic and international properties. Every community features unparalleled amenities and inspired experiences that cater to a family-oriented lifestyle. Driven by a commitment to excellence and innovation, Discovery’s distinguishing hallmark is a unique approach to each location that respectfully integrates the natural and cultural characteristics of the land that surrounds it. Some of Discovery Land Company’s properties include Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club in the Bahamas; Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club in Idaho; El Dorado and Chileno Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico; The Madison Club and Cordevalle Golf Club in California; Mirabel and The Estancia Club in Arizona; Yellowstone Club and Iron Horse Golf Club in Montana; Kuki’o and Makena in Hawaii; Mountaintop in North Carolina; and Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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