Nair is HVMG’s senior vice president for acquisitions

He previously served as vice president of investments and capital markets for Kolter Hospitality

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Sameer Nair
Sameer Nair

Sameer Nair is now senior vice president of acquisitions and development for Atlanta-based hotel investment and management firm Hospitality Ventures Management Group.

Prior to joining HVMG, Nair oversaw transactions worth more than $600 million as vice president of investments and capital markets for Delray Beach-based Kolter Hospitality, the company said in a statement. In a career span of 11 years, Nair has sourced and closed deals worth more than $350 million across Hilton-, Hyatt-, IHG-, Marriott-franchised hotels and also negotiated and restructured $1 billion of existing debt.

“An industry expert with more than a decade of hospitality real estate experience, Sameer immediately brings a wealth of knowledge and industry relationships he’s acquired during his decorative career thus far. His presence immediately augments and broadens our already strong bench strength, and we look forward to Sameer playing an important role in helping HVMG and our owners and investors achieve their growth goals,” said Robert Cole, HVMG president and CEO.

As vice president of hotel investments for Banyan Investment Group, Nair led or assisted in closing deals worth more than $125 million. He also held analyst positions at Aztec Group, Inc., Starwood Property Trust and HotelAVE.

Nair founded Culture to Culture Pals, a non-profit organization that provides computers to underserved children in Jamaica.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

“Sameer has been pivotal in the growth of multiple, well-respected hospitality companies, and we fully expect him to have continued, similar successes here,” said Brian Young, executive vice president and CIO, HVMG.  “The breadth and depth of his industry relationships and knowledge is expansive, assets we plan to put to use immediately.”

The HVMG operates 55 hotels and one convention center in 15 states totaling over 9,000 guest rooms.

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