Gary Gray

Chief Investment Officer
Gary Gray, Chief Investment Officer

“Catch a ride to the end of the highway and we’ll meet by the big red tree, there’s a place up ahead and I’m goin’, come along, come along with me.“

Up Around The Bend by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Gary is the Chief Investment Officer for 24seven Hotels and he is responsible for leading the company’s growth efforts. He has spent over 25 years leading ground-up development, acquisitions and repositioning of value-add projects and has a pulse on today’s evolving markets. His deep knowledge of financing, asset management and management contract negotiation ensure 24seven Hotels operates at an industry-leading level.

Gary began his career with a west coast-based hotel developer, leading development and acquisition efforts to position the company as the largest owner and operator of Embassy Suites Hotels in the country at that time. Prior to joining 24seven Hotels, he was responsible for underwriting and closing hotel transactions, including new construction of California’s first AC Hotel. He has been instrumental in over 20 hotel acquisitions and management agreements collectively valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.