Rob has over 30 years of experience in the hotel real estate investment and development. His technical proficiencies include acquisition underwriting, partnership structuring, financing, development planning, facility programming and budgeting, contracting & contract administration
In his role as Executive Vice President, Rob oversees hotelAVE’s hotel investment platform where his primary focus is on partnering with the firm’s clients and partners to build a portfolio of high-yielding assets. He also leverages his institutional ownership experience to provide hands-on support to hotelAVE’s talented team of advisory and asset management professionals, especially in the public sector and with public-private tourism infrastructure development.
Rob joined from Davis Hotel Capital where he directed their post-COVID hotel-to-apartment conversion and rescue capital programs.
Prior to that, Rob was SVP of Acquisitions & Development for Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) where, over 14 years, he oversaw the acquisition of $2B of hotel real estate and managed almost $1B of ground-up developments or major capital projects. He also helped launch a $750 million mixed-use development initiative for the Stonebridge Companies as VP – Real Estate.
Rob has held senior acquisitions and development positions in both Branding (Westin/Starwood Hotels & Resorts) and Hotel Management (Interstate Hotels & Resorts). He started his career as a hospitality consultant at PKF (now CBRE) and Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now E&Y).
“Real dealmakers in the hotel industry are data junkies who understand how markets perform, how managers operate and how buildings function.”
Has worked at hotelAVE since
Interests and Hobbies
When not focused on work, Rob spends his time on DIY home improvement projects, tending to the wildlife in his hand-built pond and doting on his wife of 26 years and their three children.