US equity firm bolsters hotel investment team

by | 23 Sep 2022 | Appointments, People

L-r: Brian Waldman and Jeremy Stoler.

Hotel investor Peachtree Group has made two appointments within its executive leadership lineup.

The Atlanta, USA-based firm has promoted Brian Waldman to chief investment officer and appointed Jeremy Stoler to the position of executive vice president, debt capital markets.

Pivotal roles

In these roles, Waldman will manage Peachtree’s multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio and direct investment strategies across its distinct operating, lending and real estate divisions. Stoler will focus on supporting Peachtree’s operating companies and growth into other real estate sectors.

Greg Friedman, Peachtree’s CEO and managing principal, said: “With Brian and Jeremy, we are fortunate to have extremely talented, respected leaders who are highly experienced and energised to drive our growth. These announcements also come at a pivotal time for Peachtree as we further position ourselves to expand into other real estate sectors and businesses.”

Investment experience

Throughout his 20-plus-year career, Waldman has had experience investing and managing a broad range of asset and portfolio types. He joined Peachtree in 2015 and has contributed significantly to Peachtree’s growth and investment performance. During his tenure, he has overseen hundreds of transactions with a gross asset value of roughly $6.0 billion.

Waldman is a graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where he completed a dual concentration in real estate and finance.

Jatin Desai, Peachtree’s CFO and managing principal, commented: “Brian has extensive investment and portfolio management experience and an in-depth understanding of the investment process. We are delighted to have Brian serve as our new CIO, and we believe his experience, skills and leadership will be of great value to the company and help Peachtree achieve the next stage of significant growth.”

Real estate specialist

Stoler has spent his 25-year career in real estate handling securitisation and fund management and originating more than $30 billion of mortgage debt. Prior to joining Peachtree, he founded a real estate advisory firm for institutional clients. Before that, Stoler was executive vice president and head of capital markets for a family office. He led and directed acquisitions and financings in this position, completing approximately $1.0 billion across multiple real estate sectors.

Friedman added: “We are pleased to add an executive of Jeremy’s calibre to our team. With a strong track record and extensive experience and relationships, he will enhance our investment management platform as we continue to capitalise and build upon the positive momentum we see in real estate in the years ahead.”

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