President and CEO

Glyn F. Aeppel is Founder, President and CEO of Glencove Capital, a hospitality investment and advisory company with an emphasis on the lifestyle segment. Since its founding six years ago, Glencove Capital has invested in four hotels and two restaurants, all in partnership with local investors and developers. Most recently, Glencove Capital has launched a lifestyle hospitality investment platform – the first corporate investment is in a European brand, MOB HOTEL – OF – THE PEOPLE – which defines a new vision for hospitality and human well being. MOB HOTEL is created by Cyril Aouizerate and will be scaled in Europe and the United States.

Aeppel has over 30 years of global experience in developing and building hotel brands, raising capital, asset management and investing in hotel companies and assets for major companies including Marriott, Interstate Hotels, Le Meridien, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and Loews Hotels. Most recently she served as Chief Investment Officer for Andre Balazs Properties.

She has sourced, closed and financed real estate investments of over $2 billion throughout the United States and Europe that have created significant value for the shareholders. She has invested in all segments of the industry from limited service assets to luxury resorts, across all brands, and has purchased, developed  and disposed of assets.

Aeppel serves as a Board Member of Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB), Exclusive Resorts, Gilbane, Inc and Concord Hospitality Enterprises. Aeppel was a former Board Member of Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ) and the NYC Women’s Forum.

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA Honors from Principia College. She was born in South Africa and has also lived in Europe, Bermuda and the United States.

She is a dynamic speaker on lifestyle branding trends, and real estate investment opportunities and challenges. Aeppel is a Panel Member at numerous major industry events and conferences, AHLA events, Harvard Business School Clubs and Panels, Columbia Business School Real Estate Roundtables, and Georgetown University MBA program.