US hotel investor reshuffles top management team

Top row left: Dan Konzelmann, Renee Millett, Emily Feeney, Scarlett Reveron; bottom row: Sydney Payne, Ryan Maher, Michael Hall and Dillon Potter.

Atlanta-based Noble Investment Group promoted several executives and named new leaders to its asset management, capital markets, communications, investment and investor relations teams.

The latest moves are aimed at supporting the company’s continued growth, as since the second quarter of last year, Noble has completed over $1.5 billion in investment activity and continues to expand the depth and the breadth of its travel and hospitality investment platform.

Promoted team members

Among the promotions were Dan Konzelman, rising from director to senior director of acquisitions. He is responsible for the execution of strategies on Noble’s investment platform.

Renee Millet also added a ‘senior’ to her job title, now as Senior Project Director, managing value-added renovations and managing and executing new development projects.

Somewhere else, Emily Feeney was promoted from Director to Director of Capital Markets and Investments. She is responsible for financing acquisitions of new assets, managing relationships with financial markets and disposing of assets.

More Scarlett Reveron was promoted to director of communications. She leads the firm’s internal and external communications and media relations.

Other Advances

Within the development department, Sydney Payne went from coordinator to manager. Her duties include overseeing accounting, contract administration and coordinating project development initiatives.

To finish, Bo Zhang was promoted from analyst to partner in the asset management department. He is responsible for insights, data and analytics for Noble’s asset management team and investment management strategies.

CEO Mit Shah commented, “I remain proud of these noble leaders, who represent the diversity of talent that we continue to develop in our organization.

Leadership Additions

Noble has also been on a recruitment drive, with Jody Ward join as Senior Director of Asset Management. He is responsible for working with third-party management organizations and directing Noble-owned assets onsite. He has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, holding leadership positions with numerous hotel management companies and hotel brands.

The company has also recruited Ryan Maher as senior director, this time in the investment department. He will be responsible for Noble’s extended stay development strategy and the creation of new development opportunities. He has over 17 years of experience in hotel development.

More Michael Hall joined as Director of Transitions. He will work with Noble’s asset management team, investment team and third-party management organizations during Noble’s acquisition and operational transition. He has over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry with revenue and asset management roles.

More recruiting

Staff additions continue with Nicholas Weatherford become Director of Investor Relations. He is responsible for managing Noble’s institutional investor relations. He has eight years of experience in private equity, financial advisory, business development and investor relations.

Lately, Dillon Potter became an acquisitions analyst for the firm. He will support Noble’s investment team in researching, underwriting and executing investment strategies. He is a recent graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where he received his bachelor’s degree in real estate finance.

Noble CEO Shah added: “These appointments demonstrate our commitment to recruiting top talent as we continue to expand the depth and breadth of our hospitality investment strategies.”

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