Peachtree Group Strengthens Executive Leadership Team
Peachtree Group | September 12, 2022
ATLANTA--Peachtree Group ("Peachtree") bolsters its executive leadership team with the promotion of Brian Waldman to chief investment officer and the appointment of Jeremy Stoler to executive vice president, debt capital markets. In these pivotal roles, Waldman will manage Peachtree's multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio and direct investment strategies across its distinct operating, lending and real estate divisions. Stoler will focus on supporting Peachtree's operating companies and growth into other real estate sectors. "With Brian and Jeremy, we are fortunate to have extremely talented, respected leaders who are highly experien...
Stonebridge Companies Welcomes Steve Kakaty as Chief Investment Officer
Stonebridge Cos | August 10, 2022
DENVER — Stonebridge Cos., a Denver-based, privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer, announced Steve Kakaty joined the team as Chief Investment Officer. With more than 16 years of experience in the real estate industry, Kakaty will spearhead Stonebridge’s real estate platform. Stonebridge has been on the path towards expedited growth of both its third-party hotel management business as well as its real estate portfolio as it plans to add over $1 billion in properties following a recent investment made by TowerBrook Capital Partners and other private investors. “Our trademark Distinguished Hospitality™ is at...
Hyatt Names Eben Hewitt Chief Information Officer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation | July 18, 2022
CHICAGO (July 18, 2022) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the appointment of Eben Hewitt as Hyatt’s Chief Information Officer, effective July 18. Hewitt will oversee Technology, Enterprise Applications and Cybersecurity for Hyatt. He will report to Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Eben’s tenacity and drive will bring a fresh perspective to Hyatt and play a critical role in scaling our IT platform to grow and diversify our brand and guest offerings,” said Vondrasek. “Our guest-centered IT is grounded in active listening to the needs of our guests, colleagues and owners, and designed to en...
KSL Resorts Names Michael Palmeri as New Chief Investment Officer
KSL Resorts | May 3, 2022
IRVINE, Calif. – Expanding its executive team, KSL Resorts has promoted Michael Palmeri to chief investment officer. Previously the company’s senior vice president of investments and business development, Palmeri will continue to direct KSL Resorts’ investments and business development division with an expanded focus on diversifying the company’s owned hospitality real estate and management portfolio into derivative leisure-oriented real estate and operating businesses. According to Scott Dalecio, president and chief executive officer of KSL Resorts – which invests in and manages world-class destination resorts, hotels and high ...
Chatham Lodging’s Chief Investment Officer, Peter Willis, to Step Down
Chatham Lodging Trust | March 9, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fl -- March 9, 2020 -- Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels and owns 134 hotels wholly or through joint ventures, today announced that Peter Willis, Chatham’s chief investment officer, is stepping down from the company. “Peter was the first executive I hired at Chatham and has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth since our initial public offering almost a decade ago when we started the company with no hotels,” commented Jeffrey H. Fisher, Chatham’s president and chief ...
HSIA Research: 50% of CIOs Respond That 5G Will Never Diminish the Value of Hotel HSIA Services
Hospitality Upgrade | October 30, 2019
Hospitality Upgrade and Prism Hospitality Consulting Study the Current Hotel HSIA Landscape ATLANTA, October 30, 2019 – Connectivity is key when it comes to hotel guest satisfaction, and 5G will not have a big impact on the hotel high-speed landscape in 2020 and beyond. These are just two of the major insights gleaned from hotel CIOs and technology directors in the results of Hospitality Upgrade’s 2019 Connectivity Study, available now on the company’s website. Half of the CIOs surveyed believe that 5G will never diminish the importance of hotel HSIA services, leading to a very strong belief that HSIA is here to stay. While the CI...
NewcrestImage Names David Perel CIO and Caroline Lerner Perel CDO
July 11, 2019
NewcrestImage has launched an ambitious nationwide expansion program of $2 billion in growth by adding two veteran lodging and finance executives to its C-suite who have a proven record of raising substantial private equity funds and managing high-value, high-performance investment portfolios. Effective July 1, David Perel and Caroline Lerner Perel joined NewcrestImage as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Chief Development Officer (CDO) respectively. They both report to Mehul Patel, Chairman and CEO of the company, and they both join the company’s executive team, which will now consist of eight people. Mr. and Ms. Perel come to Newcr...
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