Hospitality-Recovery and Resilience
There are going to be opportunities in the development, redevelopment, and repurposing of hospitality projects, where our industry is going to develop into a “new norm” in “Demands” for design and functionality. Newer needs, newer concepts of comfort and a new definition for Hoteliers of how to be bigger within smaller experiences. Professional hospitality will be in higher demand. How are Hoteliers navigating the disruption now and how are they preparing for the uncertainty of the future?
- What are the make and break factors?
- Challenges to re-opening?
- Timeline to recover, concerns on that pathway?
- Develop, redevelop, or acquire in today’s world?
- Defining a good partner / investor!
Hospitality Recovery and Resilience
- CEO @
- Prime Alpha
Amanda Jogia is the CEO and Co-Founder of PrimeAlpha, a financial services technology business focused on the asset management industry. Prior to founding PrimeAlpha, Amanda worked in a wide range of roles for Tory Burch and Estee Lauder and non-profit companies focusing on finance, strategic planning, business development and new business ventures. Amanda also co-founded two businesses both within the online retail space. Her experience encompasses capital formation and the CFO function as well as sales, marketing and operations efforts. Prior to founding these businesses, Amanda was with Advent International, a private equity fund, in the buyout and venture capital groups focusing primarily in the technology sector. Prior to Advent, Amanda was in Ladenburg Thalmann’s investment banking group. She executed capital raising and financial advisory services for emerging growth and middle-market companies. Amanda started her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in the audit group. Amanda Jogia graduated with a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business with a concentration in accounting and management.
Bharat Sangani, MD
- Chairman & Founder @
- Encore Enterprises
Dr. Bharat Sangani, Founder and Chairman of Encore Enterprises, co-founded the firm in 1999 as a vehicle for investors to share in the success of his real estate deals. In 1991, “Doc,” as he is known by both clients and co-workers, made his first investment in real estate, transforming a failing hotel in Gulfport, Mississippi. Doc quickly learned he has a natural instinct for real estate investing and began growing his portfolio. Over the nearly 30 years that followed, Doc has established a successful real estate investment and development firm with a proven track record across various sectors and multiple market cycles throughout the United States. He is responsible for more than $2.7 billion in real estate transactions for Encore and oversees every aspect of the business, from operations to financial management. Admired for his relentless work ethic, Doc, along with a team of experienced, results-driven, and forward-thinking individuals, leads Encore on the principles of honesty, integrity, and fairness. He is an active contributor to the community and is involved in various charities both locally and in India.
Joseph W. DeMatteo Sr.
- Founder & President @
- JDM Capital Hospitality Management
For almost three decades, Joseph has been a leading industry expert in the fields of hospitality and real estate management. His expertise in all facets of hospitality allows him to create one of a kind experiences that drive consumer demand and consistent returns for investors. An industry thought-leader and dedicated teacher, Joseph has spearheaded the asset management and hospitality programs as a faculty member and lecturer at NYU Masters Program at the Real Estate Institute, and Northeastern University’s D’Amore McKim School of Business.
His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Finance from the State University of New York, the completion of an Executive Management Program from Harvard Law School, a Degree in Building and Construction Management, Certificates in International Business and Finance & Hotel Operations all from New York University.
- Managing Director @
- DW Partners
Mr. Patel joined DW in April 2017. Prior to joining DW, Mr. Patel spent 3 years at Fortress Investment Group, where he executed opportunistic commercial real estate debt and equity investments across all asset classes. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Patel was at PCCP LLC, focused on executing transitional, floating rate, debt investments and value add equity investments in commercial real estate. He has a BS from Rutgers University (2013).
- Director of Food and Beverage @
- Jesta Hotels and Resorts
As the Director of Food & Beverage for Jesta Hotels, Kevin Amiott is both diligent in industry practices and committed to his profession. Raised in Boca Raton, Florida and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from University of Central Florida.
Beginning in hospitality at 15 years of age, Kevin advanced his career quickly. His experience ranges from Banquet Captain at the Ritz Carlton in Aspen Colorado. To Operating Partner of Kenichi Sushi Bar in Austin Texas & Oceanaire Seafood here in Miami. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Kevin has dedicated himself to growing his business and cultivating his team into leaders.
JDM Capital Hospitality Management
JDM Capital Hospitality Management Group provides operating and financial support for the day to day management and asset oversight of Hospitality assets. We are actively seeking Redevelopment, Re-Purposing and Acquisitions to be repositioned as a *participating mezzanine, *preferred equity, *GP, and *co-GP partner with a focus on operational control positions.
Founded in 1999, Encore is a vertically integrated, actively managed real estate investment and operating company focusing on value-added and opportunistic strategies throughout the United States. Operational excellence, combined with a commitment to disciplined investing, allows the company to capitalize on trends across all market segments, maximizing risk-adjusted returns for investors.
Since inception, Encore has completed more than $2.7 billion in real estate transactions with $1.3 billion in assets under management. Encore develops, acquires, and manages commercial real estate opportunities across the multifamily, hospitality, mixed-use retail, and office sectors, and has successfully operated fast-casual restaurants across the U.S.
PrimeAlpha strives to make connections between fund managers and investors easier, smarter, and more efficient. Understanding the importance of both digitization and personal connections, PrimeAlpha’s trusted platform has built a private ecosystem of quality alternative investment opportunities and active investors.
DW Partners is an alternative credit firm founded by David Warren (CEO, CIO) in 2009. David has over 30 years of experience investing in and overseeing a range of credit strategies. DW's three areas of focus are RMBS & CMBS, Real Estate Private Credit (CRE Bridge Loans and Homebuilder Financing), and Corporates (Stressed and Distressed).
Jesta Hotels and Resorts
Jesta Group is a global operation with an international property portfolio and extensive interests in enterprise technology. We manage a diversified portfolio of prime real estate assets in the commercial, residential, retail and hospitality sectors in North America and Europe