President, T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC (TRE)
President, TRE Lodging Investments, LLC
Chief Executive Officer, T.R.ENGEL Group—Middle East, LLC
Vice Chairman, School of Hospitality Administration Advisory Board
Mr. Engel is founder and president of Boston-based T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC, a global advisory services, asset management, and investments company. Previously, Mr. Engel was Executive Vice President, Equitable/AXA Real Estate Investment Management Inc., where he established then managed its Lodging and Leisure Group portfolio of $2 Billion in lodging assets. At AXA/Equitable, he directed hotel and resort acquisitions, project management, and asset management. Mr. Engel also created/co-created three lodging brands: Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Hawthorn Suites.
He began his career in brand management within the consumer packaged goods business as a Unilever Group Product Manager and Director of Marketing, Revlon Corporation.
Mr. Engel is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and Northwestern University.