Cody Bradshaw is a Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group and Head of International Hotels. In this role, he oversees the firm’s hospitality acquisition and asset management activities across Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, Mr. Bradshaw also oversees North America hotel asset management. His portfolio responsibilities have included numerous major lodging investments around the globe, including the Firm’s ownership of Louvre Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in Europe with over 1,000 hotels across more than 40 countries. He also played a leading role in managing and growing The Principal Hotel Company portfolio, which included over 50 properties and 7,400 keys across the United Kingdom—highlighted by the launch of the Principal brand in 2016 as well as the restoration of the former Hotel Russell, turning it into an iconic flagship hotel of the Principal brand: The Principal London.
Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Cody was one of the first employees at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) where he served as Vice President of Acquisitions during the twelve-month period in which the newly-formed “blind pool” REIT deployed over $1 billion of capital through the acquisition of over 20 major lodging assets. Prior to Pebblebrook, he was the first employee of the Chartres Lodging Group where he played an integral role in growing the firm over a seven year period into what at the time was comprised of five offices across the U.S. and Japan and a 20,000-room, $6 billion portfolio of lodging assets. He began his career at Hyatt Development Corporation after graduating from Cornell University.
Cody co-created the Certified Hotel Asset Manager ("CHAM") professional designation program which launched in 2012. He co-founded and currently serves as President of the European Chapter of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association ("HAMA") and is a leading member of the International Hotel Investment Council (“IHIC”). Mr. Bradshaw also serves on the board of directors for YOTEL.
Speaking at In Sync Virtual Event
Investors Panel: Resetting the Risk vs Opportunity Balance
How is the seismic change in the hospitality landscape affecting investors' strategies? What types of properties are going to look more attractive? When will deals start happening again? Has the crisis shown hotels up as a riskier investment as previously thought?