The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) is the pre-eminent organisation of professionals responsible for proactively increasing asset values on behalf of hotel owners worldwide.
Our mission is the enhancement of hospitality asset managers through education, advancement of the profession, and serving as the collective industry voice of hospitality ownership.
HAMA started in the United States in the 1990s as a small organization to represent owners’ interests and over the years has grown into a strong voice within the industry, gaining owners’ representation for the first time on revisions to the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry and regularly addressing key issues impacting hotel values.
Today HAMA provides global resources to meet the needs of hospitality owners worldwide with affiliated chapters in Europe, United States, Middle East & Africa, China, Asia-Pacific and Japan. Members are involved in asset management, acquisition, financing and disposition of hotels and resorts, and are directly responsible for making decisions concerning capital investments, renovations, asset repositioning, operational policies and franchise selections.
Our strong global network of hospitality professionals provides members with unparalleled access to key industry leaders and decision-makers. HAMA promotes ethical standards of conduct and mutual respect among its members and those in the hospitality industry.
HAMA Europe History
HAMA Europe was launched in 2014 to provide a voice for European hospitality owners. HAMA Europe is an international affiliate of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) which was founded in the United States overs twenty years ago and currently has affiliates in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, China and Japan.
The Founding Members of HAMA Europe in 2014 were:
- Cody Bradshaw, Starwood Capital
- Karim Jalloul, JJW Worldwide
- Theodor Kubak, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
- Andreas Löcher, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
- Martin Löcker, UBM Realitätenentwicklung AG
- Ramsey Makarious, Cedar Capital
- Gabriel Petersen, Blackstone
- Todd Shallan, KSL Capital Partners
- Desmond Taljaard, London and Regional
- Derek Scott White, ADIA