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.