Our Guest for the April 29th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Rob Hays, President & CEO, Ashford Hospitality Trust
Rob Hays, President & CEO, Ashford Hospitality Trust
J. Robison Hays, III is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT) and the Senior Managing Director of Ashford (NYSE American: AINC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ashford Trust.
Rob has nearly two decades of business experience operating and growing companies, including 15 years of real estate experience. Previously, he served as Chief Strategy Officer for Ashford, Ashford Trust and Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BHR) as well as Co-President for Ashford. Prior to these roles he held the position of Senior Vice President Corporate Finance & Strategy for Ashford Trust and Braemar Hotels & Resorts.
Rob has been responsible for leading the execution of key strategic and operating initiatives, overseeing financial analyses related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, refinancing, hedging, capital market transactions and major capital outlays. Prior to 2013, in addition to his other responsibilities, Rob was in charge of Ashford Trust’s investor relations efforts.
Our Guest for the April 15th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Terry Montesi, Founder & CEO, Trademark Property Co.
Terry Montesi, Founder & CEO, Trademark Property Co.
As founder and CEO, Terry Montesi has led Trademark Property Co. through 30 years of innovative, community-focused development. Under his leadership, Trademark has worked on more than $4.5B and 21M SF of some of the most stakeholder-centric retail and mixed-use properties in the United States.
Before founding Trademark in 1992, Terry was a principal and co-founder of Huff, Brous, McDowell & Montesi, Inc., Fort Worth’s largest commercial brokerage and management firm. Earlier in his career, he worked for Lincoln Property Company. In 1986, he and his brother became Blockbuster Video’s fourth franchisee.
Terry is the driving force behind Trademark’s collaborative, community-driven approach to development. Pulling from his 30-plus years of industry experience, he has cultivated a company philosophy that is defined by creating meaningful customer experiences, collaborating with communities, and unlocking potential. Terry’s commitment to constant evolution and long-time support of the core tenets of Conscious Capitalism led him to create Trademark’s own conscious development model, The Conscious Place, setting the tone for a continued focus on innovative and experiential retail and mixed-use places. Terry is also the host of Leaning In, Trademark’s podcast focusing on the future of mixed-use real estate.