Neil H. Shah
President and Chief Operating Officer
Hersha Hospitality Trust
Neil H. Shah is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hersha Hospitality Trust. Mr. Shah leads Hersha's hotel acquisitions, development, and asset management platforms. Across the last ten years, Mr. Shah has been instrumental in the acquisition and management of over $2 billion of hotel real estate in major markets.
Prior to Hersha, Mr. Shah served as a Director and Consultant with The Advisory Board Company and the Corporate Executive Board, strategy research firms based in Washington D.C. Mr. Shah has also worked with the Phipps Foundation, contributing to urban renewal projects in New York City. Mr. Shah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Management, both with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Shah serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Constitution Center and is a member of its investment committee. He is also a Trustee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation and co-Chairman of the Institutional Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC). He is a Research Sponsor at the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center and a frequent guest lecturer at Wharton. Mr. Shah is also a longtime supporter of the United Way and a member of its Tocqueville Society.