Nina Kleiman

Executive Vice President

Nina Kleiman, Executive Vice President, leverages her 25 years of experience in lodging asset management, operations, acquisitions, and consulting to develop and execute strategies to maximize each owner’s investment objectives. Nina leads and supports hotelAVE teams to deploy industry-leading asset management practices focused on revenue management and profit opportunities as well as real estate, capital, and contract optimization. Her asset management experience is based on success working with a wide array of hotels from luxury to midscale, both domestically as well as in the Caribbean and Mexico. Asset cornerstones include the proactive identification of value enhancement opportunities via detailed research, industry analysis, and benchmarking including the optimization of hotel positioning, brand, third-party partnerships, and hotel strategic alternatives.    

Ms. Kleiman’s prior experience encompasses a variety of lodging companies including LaSalle Hotel Properties, Westmont Hospitality Group, and InterContinental Hotels Group, where she headed the company’s Investment Analysis team. At Lehman Brothers, she was a lead lodging and gaming analyst and at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), performed acquisition analyses, feasibility studies, and appraisals of individual hotels as well as portfolios in the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America. She also consulted for the Hudson Group, providing hotel due diligence for lenders acquiring or refinancing hotels. 

Ms. Kleiman began her career at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, where she held a variety of rooms division management positions, ultimately managing the department and over 100 employees. Ms. Kleiman received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business. She is a member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), serves as a Board Member for the Cornell Hotel Society - New York City Chapter, and is a founding and current organizer of the annual Cornell Hotel Society NYC Big Apple Update.

Professional Experience

  • InterContinental Hotels Group
    Vice President, Investment Analysis
  • The Hudson Group
    Lender Due Diligence Consultant
  • Westmont Hospitality Group
    Dedicated Consultant to Executive Director
  • Lehman Brothers
    Research Analyst, Equity Research - Lodging, Gaming & Cruise
  • LaSalle Hotel Properties
    Vice President
  • Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC)
    Manager - Hospitality Consulting Group
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    Rooms Executive


Affiliations and Awards

  • Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA): Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) - New York Chapter: Board Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society NYC 80s Committe: Co-Founder & Co-Chair of annual Big Apple Update


  • Master of Business Administration - Haas School of Business, University of California - Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Science - School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University