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Nina Kleiman, CHAM

Executive Vice President

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

Nina Kleiman, CHAM

Executive Vice President

Nina Kleiman 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.

Nina’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.

Nina 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. Nina 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.

“hotelAVE is about exceeding clients’ expectations. We work tirelessly to overdeliver to improve our hotels collaboratively. We don’t just report; we add value.”

Affiliations and Certifications
  • Named one of the 30 Influential Women in Hospitality by Hotel Management Magazine (October 2019).

  • AH&LA – Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM)
  • Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA): Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) – New York Chapter: Board Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society NYC 80s Committee: Co-Founder & Co-Chair of annual Big Apple Update
Publications/Articles
  • How to Ensure a Seamless Budget Process – September 2019 – HAMA Speaks
  • Proactive Identification of Risk and Steps to Mitigate – September 2018 – HAMA Speaks
  • Using External Tools to Impact Internal Performance – November 2017 – HAMA Speaks
Has worked at hotelAVE since
2010
Interests and Hobbies

Nina enjoys food and travel, having lived in Argentina and France.