León, Mayer & Co. Hires Geoff Davis as New CIO

Hotel industry veteran Geoff Davis joins León, Mayer & Co. as a new partner and CIO.
Geoff Davis, Partner and CIO, León, Mayer & Co.
Geoff Davis, Partner and CIO, León, Mayer & Co.

MiamiLeón, Mayer & Co. (LM) recently announced that hotel industry veteran Geoff Davis joined the firm as a partner and chief investment officer in charge of its hotel investment strategy. Davis will lead the company’s recently opened office in Denver and will oversee hotel investments on behalf of LM both domestically and worldwide.

Prior to joining LM, Davis co-founded HREC Investment Advisors, where he served as president & senior principal for 14 years. Previously, he was a principal in hospitality groups such as Hospitality Investment Counselors and Gemstone Hospitality, as well as various development joint ventures.

“The addition of Geoff to our senior team is a significant step as we continue to build our hospitality private equity practice. Geoff’s experience spans multiple cycles and multiple facets within the hospitality sector, including acquisitions and development, management and brokerage.  His successful track record in investing, as well as business building, makes him the ideal addition to the LM team,” said Benjamin Mayer, co-founder and managing partner in a statement for the press.

LM is looking to add additional resort and urban lifestyle properties to its portfolio in the US, the Caribbean and Latin America as it builds its hospitality practice, most recently acquiring the El San Juan Resort & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“LM has a proven track record building successful businesses,” said Davis in prepared remarks. “They have the vision to make intelligent investments in the hotel sector by timing real estate investments to take advantage of macro cycles and implementing true value-add strategies. I look forward to the opportunity ahead and building upon the many relationships I have created during my career.”

León, Mayer & Co. is a Miami and New York City based private equity and investment banking firm founded in 2005 by alumni of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Tishman Speyer and Goldman Sachs.