For over 40 years we've focused our efforts solely on the hospitality industry and built one of the highest quality portfolios in the upper-scale and near-luxury segments. Along the way, we have established an extraordinary track record of creating and maximizing asset value and delivering an uncompromising guest experience for some of the most sophisticated and demanding property owners in the world.As one of the largest privately held management companies in the lodging industry, our success is built on a unique entrepreneurial management style and owner's mentality that enable us to provide each of our properties with the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. We continue to invest heavily in our people, services and infrastructure in order to optimize financial performance throughout our portfolio.
Thom Geshay, CEO & President, has been in a management position with Davidson Hospitality Group since 1987. Most recently Thom spent three years as COO where he was responsible for overall company operations in both the Davidson and Pivot Hotels & Resorts (Davidson's lifestyle division) portfolio. Prior to that, he was SVP of Business Development where he was responsible for new business activity and the growth of the company through management, ownership and development opportunities. His experience in the hospitality industry spans over three decades during which he held a variety of property and corporate level positions in both operations and real estate development. He began his hotel career at an early age as a bellman, working his way through the ranks and acquiring considerable expertise in virtually every aspect of hotel development and operations. He has completed over a billion dollars in acquisitions and recapitalizations, involving single-asset and portfolio transactions, and has structured joint venture agreements, negotiated management contracts, and negotiated franchise agreements with virtually every brand. Geshay has held several other strategic corporate positions during his tenure with Davidson including Regional Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and SVP of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his corporate positions, he served as General Manager for multiple properties within the Davidson portfolio. He is a member if the Hospitality Development Council of ULI and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Thom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. Specialties: Property Operations, equity sourcing, deal sourcing, transaction negotiation, market analysis, deal structuring, enjoying and making the most out of every situation.