FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Glyn F. Aeppel is Founder, President and CEO of Glencove Capital, a boutique and lifestyle hospitality investment and advisory company. Glencove is the only woman-owned and operated hospitality investment firm in the U.S.
Since its founding in 2010, Glencove Capital has invested in a number of hotels and restaurants, all in partnership with local investors and developers. Most recently, Glencove launched a lifestyle hospitality investment platform – the first investment is in a European brand – MOB HOTEL-OF-THE-PEOPLE – which defines a new vision for hospitality and human well-being. MOB HOTEL was created by French philosopher-turned-entrepreneur Cyril Aouizerate and will focus on expanding in Europe and the United States.
With over 30 years of senior global experience in developing hotel brands, Aeppel has sourced, closed and financed real estate investments of over $2 billion throughout the United States and Europe that have created significant value for shareholders. She spent many years as a senior corporate executive raising capital, asset managing, and investing in hotel companies and assets for major corporations including Marriott, Interstate Hotels, Le Meridien, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Loews Hotels. She has invested in all segments of the hospitality industry and has purchased, developed and disposed of many hotel assets.
Prior to founding Glencove, Aeppel served as a partner and Chief Investment Officer of Andre Balazs Properties.
In addition to oversight of Glencove, Aeppel serves as a board member of Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB), Exclusive Resorts, Gilbane, Inc. and Concord Hospitality Enterprises. She is also chairman of the Advisory Board of 1843 Capital, an early stage female-founded technology venture firm. Through this venture, Aeppel is focused on identifying strong female-led entrepreneurs and advocating for women in real estate. She is a former board member of Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) and the NYC Women’s Forum.
Aeppel 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.
Aeppel is a dynamic speaker on lifestyle branding trends and real estate investment opportunities and challenges. She is a frequent speaker and panel member at major industry events and conferences including hospitality real estate/investment summits, Harvard Business School clubs and panels, Columbia Business School Real Estate Roundtables, and Georgetown University’s MBA program.