Neil H. Shah is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT). Across the last 17 years, Mr. Shah has been instrumental in the acquisition, development, and management of over $3 billion of hotel real estate in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Northern and Southern California, and Seattle.
Mr. Shah serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Constitution Center and the United Way Miami-Dade. Shah is co-Chairman of the Institutional Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. He is a research sponsor at the Wharton Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center, serves on the Real Estate Board at the University of Miami and is a member of the Florida Council of 100.
Prior to Hersha, Shah served as a director and consultant with The Advisory Board Company and the Corporate Executive Board, strategy research firms based in Washington, DC. Shah earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in management, both with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.