Jonathan Jaeger currently serves as a Managing Director with LW Hospitality Advisors, based in New York City. Prior to joining LWHA, Mr. Jaeger had been with Pinnacle Advisory Group from January of 2008 through January of 2014. He began as a Consultant in the Boston office and was promoted to Vice President and head of the New York Practice. During his tenure at both Pinnacle and LWHA, Mr. Jaeger has been involved in the execution of over 1,500 lodging & gaming consulting and valuation assignments throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Prior to his advisory career, Mr. Jaeger held various operational and accounting/finance positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Resorts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration in addition to a minor in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management. Mr. Jaeger is a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser specializing exclusively in the evaluation of hotel, gaming, and resort properties. During his time in Boston, he served on the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Appraisal Institute as well as a Council Member of the Massachusetts Lodging Association Under 30 Gateway Chapter. Beginning in the spring of 2011, Mr. Jaeger joined the adjunct faculty at Boston University, serving as co-instructor of the Hotel Asset Management course.
Mr. Jaeger has written several articles for industry wide publications, and is a member of YHIP, the Young Hospitality Investment Professionals Group. Mr. Jaeger is also a member of the Metro NY Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Beginning in the Fall of 2014, Mr. Jaeger joined the Adjunct Faculty at New York University teaching the Lodging Development and Hospitality Finance courses. In 2015, Mr. Jaeger was given the Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting Award from the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and is now an Associate Member of the organization.
Mr. Jaeger is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI); he achieved this designation in June of 2013. In addition, Mr. Jaeger is an active member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) as well as a Development Coach for the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).