MS Hospitality Industry Studies
SVP Investments, HEI Hotels & Resorts
Steen Petri is a seasoned hospitality industry professional with over $3B of hotel real estate capital transaction experience.
He currently serves as senior vice president, Investments, HEI Hotels & Resorts and has been with HEI since 2008. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s business development team and oversees all aspects of transactional underwriting, financing, contract negotiations, due diligence, and deal execution. He is instrumental in the firm’s deal sourcing for acquisitions and third-party management agreements through an extensive network of institutional capital partners, brokers, and other stakeholders.
Prior to HEI, Petri was the director of Acquisitions & Development at the Waterford Hotel Group, where his responsibilities included land acquisition sourcing, securing entitlements, and underwriting for ground-up hotel development projects and capital transactions.
Previously, he spent over 10 years in hospitality operations, leading management teams at assets including W Hotel Union Square NYC, The Lotos Club in NYC, and the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado.
Petri earned a master’s in hospitality industry studies with a focus in hotel development & asset management from the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, and served as president of the NYU SPS Tisch Center Alumni Society. He holds a bachelor’s in hotel & restaurant management from the University of New Haven, Connecticut.