vice president, acquisitions and development
Viceroy Hotel Group
Backed by his keen insight and expertise in real estate acquisitions, finance, hotel development and operations, Sagar Desai has spearheaded Viceroy’s thoughtful expansion in the Americas and the Caribbean since joining the team in 2008; closing flagship deals with shareholder capital, institutional funds and large-cap real-estate investment trusts. Recent developments under his leadership include Viceroy properties in Beverly Hills, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Anguilla, San Francisco and Cartagena.
Sagar’s real estate career was jumpstarted while studying at New York University, earning his real estate license while brokering students apartments in the City. He moved on to work for Deutsche Bank in Global Management, Savanna Partners in Real Estate Private Equity and most recently he was part of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Bank Division at Bank of America Securities in New York City. Sagar ultimately decided to apply his expertise to the hospitality sector and hasn’t looked back ever since.
Sagar holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Economics with a minor in Business and Philosophy, Cum Laude from New York University.