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Thomas Engel

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Advisory Team member & Chair of the TRELI Asset Management Committee 

Tom Engel is an Advisory Team member and Chair of the TRELI Asset Management Committee.  Tom is a hospitality industry leader with 30+ years of expertise.  He is credited with creating/co-creating three global lodging brands: Embassy Suites Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham.  Tom is founder of the T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC (TRE), a Boston-based hospitality advisory, operational asset management, and project management firm.  TRE’s areas of expertise are the acquisition, management, and sale of lodging assets.  The company operates in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.  TRE’s clients include pension funds, real estate investment managers, and international high net worth family offices.



Previously, Tom was Executive Vice President of Equitable/AXA Real Estate Investment Management Inc. where he created and managed its $2B worldwide lodging and leisure asset management group.  Prior to entering the lodging business, Tom was a Group Brand Manager at Unilever, Inc. and Director of Marketing at Revlon, Inc.  Tom is a director of privately-held The Procaccianti Hotel REIT.  He is an adjunct professor at Boston University and Chairman Emeritus of the Boston University School of Hospitality Management’s Advisory Board.  Tom earned his BA from University of St. Thomas and graduate degree from Northwestern University.  He is also a veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps, VMA-131 Air Wing.

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