HVMG names Sameer Nair SVP, acquisitions and development

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, has appointed Sameer Nair as SVP, acquisitions and development.

“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,” said Robert Cole, president/CEO, HVMG. “Prior to joining HVMG, he was VP of investments and capital markets for Delray Beach-based Kolter Hospitality, where he oversaw more than $600 million in transactions. 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.”

Over the course of his 11-year career, Nair has sourced and closed more than $350 million across Hilton-, Hyatt-, IHG- and Marriott-franchised hotels, as well as negotiating and restructuring $1 billion of existing debt. Prior to his role at Kolter, he served as VP, hotel investments, Banyan Investment Group, where he led or assisted in more than $125 million of closed transaction volume. He also held analyst positions with Aztec Group Inc., Starwood Property Trust and HotelAVE. Nair also founded Culture to Culture Pals, a nonprofit organization providing computers to Jamaica’s underserved children.

“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, EVP/chief investment officer, HVMG. “The breadth and depth of his industry relationships and knowledge are expansive—assets we plan to put to use immediately.”