Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development-EMEA
Aaron Greenman, based in Brussels, Belgium, is Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ executive vice president of acquisitions and development for Europe, responsible for growing the portfolio of managed hotels for all European regions including Russia/CIS.
Aaron joined Interstate in fall 2007 as head of development in India, in addition to his responsibilities as COO with the company’s joint venture partner there. In 2010, he was promoted to senior vice president of acquisitions and development for Europe, working closely with his European colleagues to build on the company’s platform in the region. At the time, Interstate had 10 hotels throughout Europe and presence in several countries. During his tenure, Interstate has added approximately 100 management agreements in Europe, and today the company has nearly 80 hotels and over 12,000 rooms under management, in addition to 12 hotels in the pipeline, making Europe one of Interstate’s fastest growing regions.
Prior to joining Interstate, Aaron was managing director for AFEX Group in Nairobi, Kenya, responsible for a company with 600 employees with operations throughout East Africa, and earlier was a senior manager in Ernst and Young LLP’s real estate advisory services practice, based in Boston, New York and Miami. He earned a Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.