David Israel -

Senior Vice President - hotelAVE

As the youngest Senior Vice President in hotelAVE’s history, David Israel, CHA, is a leader in the firm’s New York practice. He currently oversees a team of associates on day-to-day operations and strategy to maximize the investment value of properties including independent, boutique and branded affiliations in the East Coast and Caribbean regions. He is also responsible for client relations, including identifying acquisition opportunities, asset management and consulting assignments. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has played an instrumental role in expanding the firm’s owned asset portfolio; establishing hotelAVE’s NY presence; and creating financial investment models and benchmarking tools.

Prior to joining hotelAVE, Mr. Israel worked at Denihan Hospitality Group on the Acquisitions and Development team researching, underwriting, and pitching potential hotel projects. While working for PKF Hospitality Research, he developed an Excel interface based on Hotel Horizons® reports (Hotel Horizons® Multi-Market Platform) and also assisted in redeveloping E-Trends® in the Hotel Industry.

Mr. Israel is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. As a respected leader in the industry, Mr. Israel is a frequent lecturer at his alma mater and New York University. He was named among Hotel Management's prestigious “Thirty under 30” for 2014.