Rami Zeidan serves as the Director of Hotel Acquisitions and Asset Management for the boutique hotel developer, owner, and operator, Sydell Group. Prior to joining Sydell, Rami worked at Starwood Capital Group, a hotel-specialized real estate private equity firm based in the New York City area where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions and hotel asset management. He also focused a significant amount of time in the creation, launch, and growth of SH Group - Starwood’s new hotel management company – and its associated brands, Baccarat Hotels & Residences and 1 Hotels & Homes. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, Rami worked in the Real Estate Special Situations Group at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for acquiring distressed commercial real estate debt as well as originating new high yielding structured financings. Rami is also active in the real estate and hospitality technology space, having co-founded a real estate technology company in 2014 that is currently in an elite New York incubator program. Rami earned his BA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and subsequently studied Finance and Economic History at the London School of Economics.