Mission Hill Hospitality is a KSL Capital company
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Mission Hill Hospitality is a KSL Capital portfolio company launched to transform select service and extended stay hotel investing. KSL is a global leader in hospitality, travel, and leisure investing.
The Mission Hill team has decades of lodging experience, with a wide range of expertise across functions including operations, asset management, acquisitions, development, and capital markets.
Mission Hill’s approach combines the benefits of KSL’s world-class hospitality model with our seasoned team’s expertise and industry relationships enabling us to create the highest quality asset portfolio.
Mission Hill’s value-add strategy seeks to maximize the performance of each investment while elevating guest experience. By hand-picking assets in preferred markets across the country, we avoid inherent information asymmetry and premiums associated with acquiring a portfolio. Our disciplined approach to underwriting gives us the ability to secure outsized risk adjusted returns.
To build the best performing, highest quality select service and extended stay platform in the industry.
Mission Hill is the name of an old neighborhood in Boston that was a landing spot for generations, and like so many neighborhoods across the country, was a humble place teeming with pride and full of aspiration. Our name, Mission Hill, represents a personal connection that honors that heritage and is symbolic of the values we embrace as we create opportunities to advance. Members of our team have roots in similar communities forged over time by diverse, hard-working people seeking a better life. With values like grit, ambition, persistence, and integrity, many began their journey to success and independence from places like Mission Hill.
These values not only shape who we are as a growing company but are also reflected in the hospitality industry which often serves as the first rung on the economic ladder for millions of select service hotel employees – where every day, doors are opened for ambitious people seeking to take the first step in their own journey to the American Dream.
Mission Hill Hospitality is committed to maintaining high standards of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) compliance as an organization and at the hotels we own. We work closely with our local operating partners and hotel staff to drive value through sustainability strategies that elevate energy efficiency, while reducing waste, emissions, and water usage through the use of new technologies and best practices.
In addition, our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion fosters a safe and supportive workplace and destination for everyone regardless of race, gender, nationality, religion or belief.
Carmen has a 15-year career in corporate finance and asset management. She brings extensive hotel operations and financial management knowledge to Mission Hill Hospitality where she serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management. Prior to joining Mission Hill Hospitality, Carmen played a pivotal role in growing the select-service hotel portfolio for Investra Capital, a Dubai based private equity firm, acquiring over $400 million in assets for the firm and asset managing the portfolio.
Tom brings decades of deep hospitality experience to Mission Hill. He served as Global Chief Development Officer of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the largest global franchisor of hotels, where he had direct global responsibility for Sales and Design and Construction.
Ari serves as the firm’s Office Manager and Executive Assistant. She brings a diverse background in administrative support with extensive experience working with owners and CEOs in both the hospitality and technology sectors.
Chandler recently joined Mission Hill Hospitality as a Staff Accountant. Prior to joining the team, he held the same position at Gap Inc., working in the Revenue Accounting department as well as Accounts Payable.
Sharon is an accomplished certified public accountant who has worked with companies ranging in size from startups to large publicly and privately held enterprises. Sharon most recently was senior manager of shared services at Performance Food Group in Denver. She previously held a vice president of accounting position at CG Commercial Finance, and controller positions at Media Nation Enterprises, LLC, Traffic Control & Safety Corp., Capital Group, Nihon Kohden, and L.L. Knickerbocker Company, Inc. Sharon also spent two years as a consultant providing technical expertise for startups, mid-size and large publicly held companies.
Mark's extensive experience in select service hotels includes roles in the Investment Sales division of JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, with a special emphasis on select service hotels in urban and suburban areas. In his 12-year career as a hotel broker, Mr. Fraioli has advised the sales of hotels affiliated with all the major brand families
Alex serves as Director of Strategic Operations and has extensive experience driving performance and maximizing value of institutional real estate. Previously, Alex was Asset Manager for Portman Holdings, overseeing a diversified portfolio of full- and select-service hotels, office, retail, and mixed-use developments.
Julie joined Mission Hill Hospitality in 2022 as the Corporate Accounting Manager and brings extensive experience in providing leadership for multi-entity, entrepreneurial, and dynamic environments.
Alexander is the Mission Hill Hospitality Controller where he oversees the firm’s accounting/finance department. He has extensive real estate experience, having spent twelve years working with some of Colorado’s most prominent real estate investment firms.
Greg is a former Principal and Head of Hospitality at KSL Capital Partners, a global leader in hospitality, travel, and leisure investing. He launched Mission Hill Hospitality in partnership with KSL in 2021. During his ten-year tenure at KSL, Greg served on the boards of directors for Davidson Hospitality Group and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and led KSL's U.S. hotel and resort portfolio.
Seonju brings extensive experience and knowledge in hotel revenue management as a Vice President of Revenue Strategy at Mission Hill Hospitality. Her expertise includes revenue maximization through distribution and sales revenue management, business strategies and competitive analysis. Prior to joining Mission Hill Hospitality, Seonju served as a Regional Director of Revenue Management for Hersha Hospitality Management overseeing hotels ranging from luxury, full service to select & extended stay tiers. Previously, she was a Vice President of Revenue Management for U.S. Doyle Collection Hotels.
Cecilia serves Mission Hill Hospitality as Corporate Senior Accountant. Prior to joining Mission Hill, Cecilia worked at The Siegfried Group, providing interim financial assistance to companies during critical times of need. She began her accounting career in the Audit Practice at KPMG Denver.
Peter is an Associate focused on acquisitions with a strong capital markets background. Peter helped build the multi-asset systematic trading platform at ExodusPoint Capital Management and worked as a trader on multiple investment teams at J. Goldman & Co. He began his career in the Sales & Trading Division of Credit Suisse.
Sam's professional experience has been exclusively focused on hospitality real estate, including acquisitions, asset management, development, and portfolio strategy, both domestically and internationally. He has participated in over $1 billion in acquisition activity and asset managed portfolios exceeding $750 million in value. Before joining Mission Hill Hospitality as Vice President, Strategic Operations, he served as Vice President of Asset Management at Driftwood Capital in Miami. Previously, he was Vice President of Portfolio Strategy & Reporting at Solid Rock Group and Senior Analyst of Capital Management at Ashford REIT in Dallas.
Tyler joined Mission Hill Hospitality as Accounting Manager. Tyler was most recently the Controller at Gart Properties, a retail private equity firm in Denver. He previously held accounting positions at Core Power Yoga, National Corporation Housing and Republic Financial.
Deisy is Mission Hill Hospitality's Senior Accountant. Prior to joining Mission Hill Hospitality, Deisy was a Senior Associate in the Asset & Wealth Management and Banking & Capital groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in accounting, and later earned her Master of Accounting degree.
Trevor brings strong finance experience to his role as an Acquisitions Associate. Before joining Mission Hill, Trevor was an Associate with H.I.G. Capital, where he focused on growth stage investments in technology, consumer, and healthcare businesses.
Conley joined Mission Hill as an Acquisitions Associate with a strong background in real estate and finance. Previously he served as an associate with Jefferies Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging investment banking group, where he participated in numerous M&A advisory and capital markets transactions.
Mike's career has been focused on the hospitality market. He served as Senior Vice President with Tishman Hotels, based in New York and Orlando. Prior to Tishman, Mike served as Vice President, Acquisitions & Dispositions for Apple Hospitality REIT.
Lately, investors and developers that wouldn’t normally give a conversion candidate a second look are finding new appreciation for existing hotels.
Teague Talks with CEO of Mission Hill Hospitality, Greg Kennealey. Mission Hill entered the select-service space in a big way this past year.
Today’s conversation takes us back to the hospitality industry, and I have the great pleasure of speaking with Greg Kennealey, the CEO of Denver-based Mission Hill Hospitality.
An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners LLC, an investor in travel and leisure businesses, has launched Mission Hill Hospitality, a portfolio company created to acquire select-service and extended-stay hotels. To date, Mission Hill Hospitality has acquired 12 hotels.
Launched by KSL Capital Partners, Mission Hill Hospitality is targeting the most resilient and highest-profit segment of the rebounding hotel industry.
KSL has historically focused on full-service hotels. Mission Hill Hospitality, which has acquired 12 hotels so far, will focus on select service and extended stay hotels, the latter being fastest growing segment of the hospitality industry, accounting for approximately one-third of all the transaction volume in hotels in the US.
Interest in some hotel properties has been very high in the last year or so, as the impact on the industry from the COVID-19 pandemic bifurcates the market into winners and losers. As a result, a number of institutional investors have jumped into the game in order gain a foothold in some of the most prominent markets across the country.
Tom Barber brings decades of deep hospitality experience to Mission Hill. He is a highly accomplished C level executive with a career that has focused on finance, operations, strategy, sales, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mark Fraioli has extensive experience in select service hotels, including roles in the Investment Sales division of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, with a special emphasis on select service hotels in urban and suburban areas. In his 12-year career as a hotel broker
Carmen Almos brings extensive hotel operations and financial management knowledge to her new role as SVP, Acquisitions. Prior to joining Mission Hill Hospitality, Carmen played a pivotal role in growing the select-service hotel portfolio for Investra Capital, a Dubai-based private equity firm, acquiring over $400M in assets for the firm and serving as the portfolio asset manager.
Mike Wilbert has spent his career focused solely on the select service segment of the hotel industry. Mike joins Mission Hill Hospitality from Tishman Hotels, where he was a Senior Vice President. Previously, he served as Vice President, Acquisitions & Dispositions for Apple Hospitality REIT.