Speaker: Michael Medzigian ’82, Chairman & Managing Partner
Watermark Capital Partners, LLC
Mr. Medzigian is Chairman and Managing Partner of Watermark Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate investment management firm, and President, CEO and a Director of Carey Watermark Investors Inc., and Carey Watermark Investors 2 Inc., both publicly-registered Real Estate Investment Trusts. His activities are focused on complex assets that benefit from demographic shifts, strategic marketing, and value-creation and repositioning initiatives, including hotels and resorts, golf and recreation, resort residential, fractional and club programs, and new-urbanism and mixed-use projects. Over his career he has successfully overseen over $17 billion of real estate investments and has delivered superior risk-adjusted returns to his investors. According to Real Capital Analytics, the Carey Watermark Funds have collectively been the largest buyer of lodging assets in recent years. Mr. Medzigian has previously led some of the world’s largest real estate private equity funds, he has served on numerous public and private boards and is a proud alumnus of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.