Jay Malejki who is based out of hotelAVE’s Orange County, CA office, is charged with overseeing a portfolio of hotels, including luxury, boutique, and select service portfolios while maintaining an active fiduciary role for all new acquisitions/dispositions on behalf of clients. In his role, Jay is responsible for reviewing and approving annual budgets as well as identifying strategic value enhancement opportunities by proactively managing operations and revenue management strategies to maximize net cash flow. Jay works directly with ownership groups, brands, and operators to negotiate franchise, management, and construction agreements in addition to overseeing the successful execution of property improvement plans.
Prior to joining hotelAVE, Jay worked as an Acquisitions Associate with the Schulte Hospitality Group (“SHG”) in Louisville, Kentucky. Jay’s primary responsibilities included developing financial models, writing investment memorandums for SHG’s joint ventures with Starwood Capital and Apple Hospitality REIT, and working with SHG’s Operations, Revenue Management, and Design & Construction teams to monitor and optimize the ongoing performance of portfolio assets. Before his tenure in the Bluegrass State with SHG, Jay worked as an Analyst with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York City and with Thayer Ventures, a hospitality venture capital firm, in San Francisco.
Affiliations and Certifications
Cornell Hotel Society
Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
Has worked at hotelAVE since
Interests and Hobbies
When not in the office or visiting one of the hotels he oversees, Jay lives an active lifestyle and can be found marathon training, skiing, surfing, or traveling to off the beaten path destinations.