The Adelaar Team

All of our partners share a single vision for Adelaar as a distinctly different destination that provides a new kind of Upstate experience for both visitors and local neighbors. By working with elected officials, local businesses and public figures, our team has turned that vision into reality.

Learn more about our driven and dynamic team:

EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $3.5 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields. Further information is available at



Empire Resorts, inc.

Empire Resorts owns and operates, through its subsidiary Monticello Raceway Management, Inc., the Monticello Casino & Raceway, a harness racing track and casino located in Monticello, New York, and is 90 miles from midtown Manhattan. Further information is available at



Hart Howerton

Hart Howerton is a creative team of land planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects and interior designers with four decades of experience optimizing the value of real estate assets from offices in New York and San Francisco.  The firm is currently working in more than 30 countries worldwide. Hart Howerton projects include US News and World Report’s top two Best Hotels in the USA 2014 and six of America’s Top 20 Golf Communities, according to Travel + Leisure Golf. Further information is available at



Blumenfeld Development Group

Blumenfeld Development Group, Ltd. (“BDG”) is a full service real estate development firm with core strengths in big-box retail and office space. BDG’s fully integrated team allows for seamless packaging of all services, including those related to leasing, acquisitions, property management, construction, permits and approvals, architectural and engineering design, and user operational planning. Over one hundred years of combined experience in acquisitions has endowed the firm with an extraordinary sense of value. BDG employs over fifty people in three New York offices and controls over three million square feet of real estate.

Aquatic Development Group

Headquartered in Cohoes, NY for over 50 years serving customers around the world, Aquatic Development Group, Inc. is a leading design/builder of indoor and outdoor waterparks. Involved in over 100 outdoor waterparks and 20 indoor waterparks in North America, their client list includes: Six Flags, Wilderness Resorts, Cedar Fair, Dollywood, Disney and Intrawest. Further information is available at



Rees Jones, Inc.

Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Montclair, New Jersey, Rees Jones, Inc. customizes the design and supervises the construction of new layouts and renovations of private, resort, real estate development, municipal and county golf courses. Rees Jones is acknowledged as one of the most renowned golf course designers in the industry. Further information is available at




Master Planner, Architect & Landscape Architect Hart Howerton
Engineering Environmental Planning and Permitting AKRF, Inc.
Golf Course Design Rees Jones, Inc.
Casino Architect JCJ Architecture
Market Analysis Hotel & Leisure Advisors, PKF ConsultingRalph Stewart Bowden, Inc., JB
Research Company, Union Gaming Group, LLC

Development Advisor Interloc, Inc. 
Development Consultants MSEG, LLC, Acumen Development Group, LLC
Sustainability Consultants Terrapin Bright Green
Leasing Agent The Zall Company
Counsel Zarin & Steinmetz, Brown, Sharlow, Duke & Fogel, Gilberti, Stinziano, Heintz & Smith, Steve Vegliante Law
Branding and Marketing CO OP Brand Partners, Pilobolus



New York State Assembly 98th District
Town of Thompson
County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency
Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
Sullivan County Visitors Association
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.
Hudson Valley Building Construction Trades Council
New York Hotel Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO

... and many area businesses


Aileen M. Gunther, Assembly Woman, New York State Assembly 98th District 
Bill Rieber, Town Supervisor, Town of Thompson
Tony Cellini, Former Supervisor, Town of Thompson 
Scott Samuelson, Chairman, Sullivan County Legislature 
Ira Steingart, Chairman, County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency
Jennifer CS Brylinski, Executive Director, County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency 
Marc Baez, President/CEO, Sullivan County Partnership for EconomicDevelopment
Alan Scott, Former President/CEO, Sullivan County Partnership for EconomicDevelopment
Cathy Paty, President/CEO, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
Terri Ward, Former President/CEO, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
Roberta Byron-Lockwood, President/CEO, Sullivan County Visitors Association 
Glenn Pontier, President, Sullivan-Warwarsing Rural Economic Area Partnership 


Photographer Allen Kennedy Photography