Tom Kelley joins Digney York Associates.

VIENNA, VA – October 8, 2020: Digney York Associates is thrilled to have Tom Kelley, Managing Director, and General Manager, leading the team.

“Digney York has a well-established reputation in the hotel renovation service market. We are excited to have Tom lead DYA into its next phase of growth,” says Mia Nicolaisen, VP Elkay Interior Systems. “With his experience, creativity and deep admiration for their legacy, we are primed to deliver more value to our customers with the same level of attention to care.”

Kelley joins Digney York with over 20 years of experience, having most recently served as the Director of Development + Design at COPT, Corporate Office Properties Trust. In this role, Kelley was responsible for overall company design leadership, strategic management of design, and development and construction coordination for all commercial and capital investments.

Before joining COPT, Kelley spent time adding value at Marriott International’s design and construction group, focusing on full-service branded hotel designs such as Marriott, JW Marriott, and Renaissance Hotels.

Kelley has spent much of his career in the design studios of innovative firms such as Cannon Design, CallisonRTKL, and DDG. He has been responsible for leading and managing over $5 Billion in award-winning mixed-use projects worldwide. 

“I am honored to join the team and carry on the tradition of excellence and customer service that Digney York was founded on over 35 years ago,” says Kelley. “Our exciting partnership with Elkay allows Digney York to provide a best in class global platform for delivering tremendous value to our clients’ needs.”


Digney York Associates is a hotel and resort renovation service based in Washington, DC, has dedicated the last 31 years to the hospitality industry. Specializing in guest room renovations, the company offers services that span from pre-construction through the construction phase of renovations. They also provide specialty services, such as fast track renovations, tub to shower conversions, ADA-compliant guest bathrooms, and luxury hotel renovations, including hotels that are remain occupied throughout the renovation process. The well-respected company has long-term relationships with the hospitality industry’s premier brands by consistently delivering high quality and value renovations, which increase overall property values and exceed customer expectations. Visit