Naveen Kakarla is the President and Chief Executive Officer and also on the Board of Directors of HHM, formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management. HHM manages over 115 hotels in the Northeast, Florida, Texas and California. Naveen is responsible for HHM’s investment and
fund management, acquisitions and development, finance and accounting, human resources, and capital projects. Naveen launched HHM’s “Independent Collection (iC),” which is comprised of more than a dozen lifestyle hotels in gateway markets across the country (and are among 30 independents in the portfolio). He prior led the New York City region for HHM and also oversaw its construction and technical services division. Prior to joining Hersha in 2005, Naveen worked with a private equity firm and its portfolio companies on early stage investments and "roll ups" in various industries. Naveen had been an active real estate investor in the multifamily space prior to joining Hersha.
Outside the real estate sector, Naveen was previously a partner specializing in corporate and securities law at the national law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C., and was previously associated with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer Feld, LLP in Washington D.C. Naveen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College and a law degree from Cornell Law School. About Independent Collection Hotels: The IC is a growing collection of cultivated and intimate lifestyle hotels located in unique residential neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US. Founded in New York in Tribeca and then Brooklyn, it has grown to Boston’s West End, Midtown Village in Philadelphia, Washington’s Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle, down to Miami’s South Beach, and west to Santa Barbara across the last five years. This distinctive hotel concept is renowned for its simple sophistication, authentic connection to local communities and personalized service. Independent Collection hotels are created for the independently minded traveler and invite guests to experience the true spirit of the city. For more information on Independent Collection, please visit www.independentcollection.com.
About HHM. HHM provides turnkey hotel management for 30 independent hotels ranging from The Rittenhouse Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond property in Philadelphia, to the oceanfront Hotel Milo in Santa Barbara, CA. HHM also operates hotels with leading brand affiliations through
Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Its highly experienced team is accustomed to serving as a fiduciary to publicly traded companies, joint ventures, institutional real estate owners and private investors. Additional information on HHM can be found at hhmhospitality.com.
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