Background & Experience
Mr. Vazquez is the head of the NAI Global Capital Markets hospitality practice. His primary responsibilities include the execution of hotel investment sales, debt financings, and note sales. Since joining NAI Global in January 2013, he has overseen the successful completion of over 75 lodging transactions throughout the country. Prior to joining NAI Global, Mr. Vazquez held senior level positions at the investment banking firms Savills LLC and Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick-Goldman, where he completed over $3.0 billion of lodging advisory transactions on behalf of institutional, corporate and private investment clients. During his tenure, he developed an expertise in underwriting and executing complex, structured hotel transactions including investment sales, financings, equity procurement, and note sales. His extensive deal exposure involved mid-size to very large transactions for both single asset and portfolio transactions representing hotels across all market segments and asset classes in North America. Several notable transactions in which he was involved include the sales of the Conrad Chicago, the Tudor Hotel NYC, the Sheraton Gunter in San Antonio, and the Queen & Crescent in New Orleans; and the financings of the Fairmont Washington, D.C., the Drake Chicago, and the Paramount Hotel in Times Square. Prior to his career in real estate, Mr. Vazquez worked in various facets of the hotel industry including revenue management at the corporate headquarters of Loews Hotels in New York City and in hotel operations at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society in New York City.