NATIONAL REPORT—Hospitality executives are on the move at RLJ Lodging Trust, Apple Leisure Group, and Millbrook Realty Capital.
RLJ Lodging Trust Adds Mahoney
Sean M. Mahoney has been named CFO/EVP/treasurer at RLJ Lodging Trust effective Aug. 1. He will report directly to Leslie D. Hale, the company’s incoming president/CEO.
“We are excited to welcome Sean to the RLJ team,” said Hale. “Sean is a seasoned REIT executive with broad industry experience and deep financial knowledge with a proven track record of prudent balance sheet management. He is well-respected by the investment community and will be a great addition to RLJ.”
Mahoney recently served as EVP/CFO/treasurer of DiamondRock Hospitality Company from September 2008 through March 2018. In this role, he led the finance and accounting teams, oversaw all capital markets activity, and played an active role in corporate strategy and planning, investor relations, acquisition and dispositions, and risk management. Earlier in his career, he worked in the audit practices of Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Ernst & Young.
De Las Moras Joins Apple Leisure Group
Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has named Jordi de las Moras as managing director of the company’s resort segment in Europe. In this newly created position, he will lead the company’s European division across the continent. Based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, de las Moras will directly report to Javier Coll, EVP/chief strategy officer of ALG.
In May, ALG revealed that it will bring AMResorts’ brands, Secrets Resorts & Spas and Dreams Resorts & Spas, to Europe, beginning in Spain. The company also created Amigo Hotels & Resorts, a new three-star all-inclusive resort brand catering to families and couples.
De las Moras joins ALG from Valtur Milan, where he held the positions of chief commercial officer and chief marketing officer. Prior to his time with Valtur Milan, he was with Melia Hotels International for 17 years, where he held several positions including serving as commercial director for Spain’s leisure hotels on the Spanish coast, Balearic and Canary Islands, and senior sales and contracting director leisure for Global Europe and Russia.
Millbrook Realty Capital Appoints Benedetti
Millbrook Realty Capital LLC has added Uanderson Benedetti as managing director.
In this role, Benedetti is responsible for growing the firm’s lending platform, which focuses on originating, underwriting and structuring loans. “Uanderson is a proven talent with a track record of fueling the growth of commercial real estate lending platforms,” said Millbrook Realty Capital’s Managing Principals Charles and Marc Yassky. “His direct relevant experience, skills and relationships are already having a positive impact on the firm as we ramp up our lending activities. We look forward to working closely together to deliver creative financing solutions to our expanding client roster.”
Prior to joining Millbrook Realty Capital, he served as head of originations for Fort Amsterdam Capital, where he originated and structured bridge loans. Prior to that, he helped develop more than one million sq. ft. of commercial real estate space in New York City as a senior project executive with MUEngineering and project manager with RCDolner.