• Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII and Starwood Hospitality Fund II

  • Facts At A Glance

    Average Years of Industry Experience for leadership

    Average Years of
    Industry Experience
    For The Executive Committee

    Assets Purchased by Acquisitions Team

    Assets Purchased by
    Acquisitions Team

    Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team

    Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team

    Average Years Leadership Has Worked Together

    Average Years
    The Executive Committee
    Has Worked Together

    Number of times Starwood Capital and its leadership have been honored by PERE as Firm or Industry figure of the year

    Number of times Starwood Capital and its Executives Have Been Honored by PERE as Firm or Industry Figure of the Year

  • Pacific Shores Center, Redwood City, CA
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VII

  • The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
    Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX and U.K. Co-Invest

  • Metreon, San Francisco
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII and
    StarWest Retail Co-Invest, managed by
    Starwood Retail Partners

  • Stella Tower, New York
    Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Robert P. Geimer

Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Starwood Capital Group

Robert Geimer has served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Starwood Capital since January 2003. In this position, Mr. Geimer’s principal responsibilities include playing a senior role on the asset management team for a diverse portfolio of national and international real estate assets. He manages the development and execution of investment and exit strategies, manages resources related to day-to-day decision-making, and plays an integral role in the review and approval of annual business plans with partners and third-party fee managers.

Prior to his nearly 20-year career with Starwood Capital, Mr. Geimer served as an Asset Manager and Portfolio Controller with Greystone Realty, LLC, the real estate management group for New York Life Insurance Co. Before joining Greystone Realty, LLC, Mr. Geimer was an employed by Compass Retail, Inc. a former division of Equitable Real Estate Group, Inc.

Mr. Geimer received a B.S. degree from the West Virginia University School of Business and is a certified public accountant.


Ruby Huang

Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Starwood Capital Group

Ruby Huang is Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, she is focused on enhancing the asset value of the Firm’s select-service hotel platform by proactively managing operations and real estate to maximize net cash flow, and executing property improvement plans.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2012, Ms. Huang was Vice President of Asset Management for Och Ziff Real Estate, where she managed the firm’s full-service and select-service hotel portfolio. Before that, Ms. Huang was Vice President of Asset Management for HEI Hotels & Resorts, where she was responsible for the operational oversight of more than 30 full-service hotels. She previously held roles in hospitality investment and asset management with Tishman Hotel & Realty.

Ms. Huang received a B.S. degree in hotel management from Cornell University. She is currently an active member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association and has previously served as its President. She is a member of the IHG Owners Association where she participates on various committees supporting the Holiday Inn brand and IHG Rewards. She is also a member of the Residence Inn and Hampton Inn Brand Committees. Ms. Huang serves on the Board of Directors of InTown Suites and is a Certified Hotel Asset Manager.


James Kane

Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Starwood Capital Group

James Kane is a Senior Vice President at Starwood Capital Group, where he manages all of the Firm’s multifamily investments. His current asset management duties include overseeing and driving strategy on a diverse portfolio of over 80,000 multifamily units across 15 states. Since 2010, Mr. Kane has disposed of more than $1B billion in multifamily assets.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2004, Mr. Kane worked in the Corporate Advisory Group at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he provided long-term occupancy solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Kane received a BBA degree in finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He is a member of the National Multi Housing Council and the Urban Land Institute.


Ash Kapur

Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Hospitality
Starwood Capital Group

Ash Kapur is a Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Hospitality in the Hotel Asset Management Group at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Kapur is responsible for increasing room revenues for Starwood Capital’s hotel assets in the United States and Europe, with a focus on hotel revenue management, sales, marketing, technology and e-commerce.

Mr. Kapur also serves as Chief Operating Officer of SH Group. In this role, Ash provides overall operational guidance and leadership to drive financial performance and guest satisfaction in all of SH Group’s hotel brands.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2011, Mr. Kapur served as Senior Director of Global Strategic Accounts & Gaming at Expedia. Before that, he served as the Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Manager for hotel assets owned by the Chartres Lodging Group.

Mr. Kapur graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad in India. He also received a B.A. degree in economics from Annamalai University in India and a master’s in marketing from Bristol Business School in the United Kingdom.


Dan Schwaegler

Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Starwood Capital Group

Dan Schwaegler is a Senior Vice President in the Asset Management Group at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Schwaegler manages the Firm’s US residential land portfolio as well as well as the west coast development portfolio.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2003, Mr. Schwaegler worked in the development area at Avalon Bay. Before that, he served as the South American Regional Manager in the mining practice for global engineering consultancy Montgomery Watson.

Mr. Schwaegler holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Washington, and a B.S. in civil engineering and a B.A., both from the University of Notre Dame.


Alex Waterbury

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Development
Starwood Capital Group

Alex Waterbury is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Development at Starwood Capital Group. As a member of the U.S. Asset Management group, he oversees all ground-up development and heavy-repositioning opportunities for the firm.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2018, Mr. Waterbury held development leadership positions with Lennar Multifamily Communities, Mill Creek Residential, and Trammell Crow Residential.

Mr. Waterbury received a B.A. degree with honors from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley.