WEST PALM BEACH, FL. (October 13, 2020): Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has announced the appointment of Samantha Fisher as Chief Investment Officer.
In this new role, Fisher will bring her deep understanding of diverse U.S. markets as well as established relationships with the industry’s leading owners and investors to spearhead growth and development strategies for Island Hospitality’s expansive portfolio, underwrite and source deals, and actively manage and establish key relationships with potential investors.
“We have always recognized that our people are the hallmark to our success,” said Gregg Forde, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Island Hospitality Management. “Samantha’s entrepreneurial management style, passion for hospitality, spirit of collaboration and commitment to our shared values will continue to propel her and Island Hospitality forward. She is already proving to be an incredible asset to our leadership team.”
A seventeen-year veteran of the hospitality investment sales industry, Fisher has overseen more than $10 billion in hotel real estate transactions, including several high-profile deals in the Southern California region. Fisher joins Island Hospitality Management after serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Hodges Ward Elliott, one of the fastest growing private real estate advisory platforms around the globe. Prior to her role at Hodges Ward Elliot, Samantha served in a similar position at Jones Lang LaSalle, a Chicago-based commercial real estate services company that provides investment management services worldwide.
“I am thrilled to join Island Hospitality Management and be a part of the performance-driven legacy that my father started more than three decades ago,” said Samantha Fisher, Chief Investment Officer, Island Hospitality Management. “I am eager to connect with owners to let them know what Island Hospitality has to offer, and help them grow and maximize profits in their existing portfolio or with new assets. The Island Hospitality team is an incredibly committed, talented and goal-oriented group of professionals that work hard and love what they do. I’m also excited to be bringing our first-class experience, management platform and proprietary technology to a wider array of hotel owners looking to grow their business.”
Fisher also currently acts as Principal for a private venture, Three Palm Capital, a privately-held hotel investment and advisory company focused on acquiring, renovating, and asset managing hotels. She holds a B.S degree from George Washington University and lives in Palm Beach with her husband and three children.
For more information about Island Hospitality Management please visit www.islandhospitality.com.