Author Bio
NELE BREITBART
HNN columnist

Nele Breitbart is a senior vice president at Hotel Asset Value Enhancement (hotelAVE), the largest hospitality asset management firm with a current asset management portfolio comprising over $5.5 billion, 22,000 rooms and over 30 different hotel operators. She has more than 14 years of hospitality industry experience and is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of hotels, including luxury and resort properties, identifying and monitoring strategic value enhancement opportunities, completing asset valuations and negotiating management and franchise agreements. Prior to joining hotelAVE in 2007, she worked with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts where her duties were generating proforma operating statements, analyzing hotel operating statements, organizing project costs, completing financial analysis utilizing different valuation techniques, and compiling market research. She also has international experience, having worked at Hyatt’s EAME (European‐African‐Middle Eastern) corporate office as a development analyst and served with Jones Lang LaSalle as an intern assisting in the valuation of four‐star and three‐star properties within Germany. Previous to that, she served as the Interim Manager in the Accounting and Banquet Sales Department of the Relexa Hotel Bellevue, a renowned four-star hotel in Hamburg, Germany, after successfully completing a three-year rotational apprenticeship program at the Relexa Hotel Bellevue. She is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.