Author Bio
HNN columnist

With over 10 years of hospitality advisory experience, David Israel, CHA, is a leader in hotelAVE’s New York practice and an active member of its Executive Committee. He currently oversees day‐to‐day operations and strategy to maximize the investment value of properties including independent, boutique and branded affiliations in the East Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Caribbean regions. He is also responsible for client relations, including identifying acquisition opportunities, asset management, and consulting assignments. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has played an integral role in expanding the firm’s owned asset portfolio; establishing hotelAVE’s New York presence; and creating financial investment models and benchmarking tools.

David was instrumental in the formation of Post Script Hospitality and spearheaded its launch and partnership with hotelAVE, providing clients with unprecedented consulting and advisory support, including on‐the‐ground operational services.

As a respected thought leader, David is a frequent lecturer at his alma mater where is sits on the Dean’s Counsel for Young Alumni and New York University, and he is often quoted as an industry expert in the boutique and hotel technology space. In 2014, He was named among Hotel Management's prestigious “Thirty Under 30” in 2014, recognizing the hotel industry’s top talent.

David graduated from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.