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PIHE Entrepreneurs in Residence: Robert Gregor ’00, JD ’07
October 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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One event on December 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Key areas of expertise:
- Hotel Operations
- Merger and Acquisitions Attorney
- Family Business Ownership
- Negotiated, structures draft agreements
- Team building and problem solving
Robert N. Gregor, Esq. is the founder and owner of Gregor Hotels and a practicing attorney in commercial litigation and transactional matters. He received his B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2000 and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2007.
In between undergraduate and law school, Mr. Gregor founded Sova Consultants, a hotel consulting firm specializing in feasibility studies for the lodging industry and was a regular contributor in several industry periodicals. Additionally, in 2002, Mr. Gregor founded Aurora Owle Books, a used and antiquarian book e-tailer. Following a foray into politics, Mr. Gregor sold his businesses and enrolled in law school in 2004.
During law school, Mr. Gregor received a teaching fellowship from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and was a teaching assistant at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. After law school, Mr. Gregor worked as a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, LLP in Manhattan specializing in mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded companies.
In 2009, Gregor Hotels was born with the purchase of the historic 27 unit Herbert Grand Hotel in Kingfield, Maine. In 2011, Gregor Hotels acquired the 41unit Motel Montreal in Lake George New York. Then, in 2016 and 2018, Gregor Hotels acquired the 60-unit and 33 unit Sundowner Motel and Lake Haven Motel in Lake George, New York. In 2019, Gregor Hotels acquired the 18 room Stockade Inn, a boutique hotel with food and beverage and event space in Schenectady, New York. Today, Gregor Hotels employs more than 50 people and grosses more the $2 million of revenue per annum. Gregor Hotels retains a family feel and boasts a diverse and talented team of hospitality professionals.
In addition to operating Gregor Hotels, Mr. Gregor maintains a small legal practice specializing in commercial litigation and transactional matters for small businesses and closely held companies. Mr. Gregor resides in Lake George, New York where he previously sat on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations and served as the attorney advisor for the Lake George High School Mock Trial Team.
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