Scott D. Berman is a Principal and the US Industry Leader for the Hospitality & Leisure subsector at PwC, leading the firm’s industry program focused on client service, industry perspective and research.
Mr. Berman has over 35 years of diversified experience in the areas of commercial and financial diligence, market and business strategy and subject matter expert advisory within the hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors. Mr. Berman has advised on billions of dollars of hotel investment activity, from complex single asset deals to some of the sector’s most recognized branded portfolio transactions. He continues to serve as a strategic advisor to both public and private company boards, industry associations and academic research communities. In nearly 30 years at PwC, he has provided consulting services in over 40 countries across the Firm’s network and in all 50 States.
Prior to joining PwC, Scott was the Director of Development for Hilton International where he was responsible for brand development and acquisition of existing properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Scott is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; a member of the Advisory Board of the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research; a member of the Executive Board of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association; Trustee of the American Resort Development Association; and, a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. He sits on the planning and steering committees of both the NYU Hospitality Investment Conference and the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).
He has appeared on CNN and CNBC as an industry expert and is frequently quoted on hospitality issues in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Forbes and a variety of industry publications. He has recently written several academic journal articles for both the Cornell Quarterly and the Center for Hospitality Research.
Scott holds a degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.