Zachary Schwartz currently serves at CEO of YAYS Group. A private equity backed aparthotel platform, the Group will together boast 15 properties in 4 cities by the end of 2021. A former private equity Executive with a 15-year track record of hospitality investment and asset management, Mr. Schwartz has successfully led acquisitions, built start-up businesses and strategized the growth, turnaround and/or disposal of hotel and resort assets across EMEA & North America.
Mr. Schwartz was Head of European hotel acquisitions (direct real estate and distressed debt) at Cerberus Capital Management, where he also served as a Board Director for the Firm’s hospitality holdings comprising 4,000+ keys in the Region. Prior to Cerberus, Mr. Schwartz spent time with Host Hotels & Resorts and Marriott Vacations Worldwide as well as operating as an international hospitality Consultant with direct involvement in more than 100 projects across the globe with a focus on feasibility, valuation, investment analysis and turnarounds.
Mr. Schwartz holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and a M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Speaking at Adjacent Spaces
Recovery or Rebirth? Rebuilding Strategies for Adjacent Spaces
Leading CEOs discuss state of play and share vision to rebuild innovative real estate concepts. How have they steered their businesses through the pandemic? What have they changed to remain competitive? What their top priorities are? What will drive the recovery and growth?