President, LWHA Asset Management Group
Gary Isenberg is President – LWHA® Asset Management Group, with more than 35 years of diversified hospitality real estate experience in hotel management, development, finance, and asset management. He leads the group’s execution of asset management and advisory services, working closely with the teams to exceed the client’s investment expectations. Over his extensive career in hospitality real estate, Gary has overseen more than $15 billion of hotel investments, including all major family of brands, spanning all chain-scales and hotel asset classes, along with a wide variety of independent and boutique hotel properties.
Gary began his career as a doorman for a New York City hotel, upon graduating Fairleigh Dickinson University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and minors in Corporate Finance and Information Systems, Gary accepted a position with ITT Sheraton as a Corporate Trainee. During his tenure, he rapidly rose through the ranks through a series of increasingly responsible positions, mergers and acquisitions, at both the corporate and property level, in the disciplines of finance and operations.
Field Hotel Associates (FHA), a privately-held Hotel Development, Ownership and Management Company, recruited Gary to join the organization as General Manager of its flagship property. Soon, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations and more recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at FHA, Gary led the development and opening of hotels, spearheaded several re-organizations, repositioning and recapitalizations, as well as numerous revenue-generating and cost-cutting initiatives. This in turn enhanced value and maximized return for the owners and investors.
In 2011 he joined forces with LWHA and launched the Asset Management Group, and has grown the platform to over 50 asset management mandates nationwide, along with the widespread execution of advisory services including, but not limited to capital planning, due diligence, operational reviews, lender services, internal controls, disposition analysis, brand and management RFP/contract negotiations, underwriting and investment analysis.
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