Mr. Bailey draws upon 23 years administrative and operational experience and his legal background to advise and direct his consulting clientele. He served as Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens National Football League franchise for over 20 years, responsible for the management of all business, financial and legal operations. As the chief business administrator for the organization, Mr. Bailey directed a staff of more than 100, obtained and managed all financing and negotiated player contracts. He has developed a comprehensive understanding of NFL economics, including a thorough grasp of the NFL Salary Cap and its impact on team operations.
During his tenure with the Browns/Ravens, Mr. Bailey led the effort to obtain a new or renovated stadium for the Browns in Cleveland and, when those efforts proved fruitless, successfully negotiated for the relocation of the franchise to and the construction of a new stadium in Baltimore. He oversaw the construction of the new stadium, on time and within its $220 million budget. He also directed the procurement of $185 million long term financing for the Ravens.
Mr. Bailey most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Manchester Resorts, a San Diego based resort and hotel developer and owner. As such, he directed all the operations and new developments including the financing and construction of an expansion tower to the Hyatt in downtown San Diego. He also led the effort to obtain entitlements for a world-class beach resort and golf course in Oceanside, CA. Prior to joining the Browns, Mr. Bailey was a partner in law firm, specializing in complex real estate transactions and financings.
For 21 years, Mr. Bailey served as the chief business officer of the NFL Cleveland Browns / Baltimore Ravens franchise, with overall responsibility for all operations in Cleveland Stadium until 1995, when the club relocated to Baltimore. After that time, he oversaw the development of a new stadium and the first few years of the club’s operation. Subsequent to his work with the Browns / Ravens, Mr. Bailey served as president of Manchester Resorts and oversaw development of several major hotel properties. He has also served as commissioner of the start-up All American Football League. Since joining Brailsford & Dunlavey in 2003, Mr. Bailey has served as project executive for many of the firm’s professional and college sports assignments including Nationals Park, the San Diego Super Bowl Host Committee, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the University of Minnesota Stadium.