NEW YORK, NY – October 6, 2017 — Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and operators of commercial real estate, today announced the appointment of Ernie Catanzaro as Head of Hospitality in charge of the company’s growing hotel portfolio.
Mr. Catanzaro, who will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Olshan, is based in Olshan Properties’ headquarters in New York City and travels frequently to the company’s Columbus, Ohio offices. His responsibilities include oversight of all the company’s hotel operations and growth initiatives including revenue and sales growth; expense, cost and margin control; and monthly, quarterly, and annual financial goal management. Mr. Catanzaro also consults with Olshan’s individual hotel managers on human resources matters as well as oversees relationships with all of Olshan’s hotel brands, third party vendors and financial intermediaries.
Commented CEO Andrea Olshan, “It is a pleasure to welcome Ernie to Olshan Properties as our Head of Hospitality where his operational expertise, financial performance focus and keen industry insights will ensure our continued success in expanding and enhancing our award-winning and vibrant 1,436 key hotel portfolio.”
A 30+ year veteran of the hotel industry Mr. Catanzaro joins Olshan Properties from Great Neck, NY-based United Capital Corp, where, as Regional Director, he was responsible for a portfolio of full service hotels and resorts. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Catanzaro has worked across the country in senior management positions contributing to numerous organizations’ portfolio growth and efficiency, including the Melrose Hotel Corp, Hilton Corporation, and the Dow Hotel Company.
Olshan Properties’ hotel portfolio, featuring Marriott, Starwood and Hilton flags, currently includes the Hilton Columbus at Easton, the Courtyard BY MARRIOTT Columbus at Easton, the Residence Inn Columbus at Easton, all located in Columbus, OH, and, the Hilton Orrington, Evanston located outside of Chicago, IL, the Sheraton Suites Galleria in Atlanta, GA and the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa located in Marco Island, FL.