TQP Investments LLC
Thomas is a principal in TQP Capital Partners, LLC which invests in various sectors of hospitality real estate. He currently owns several hotels and restaurants across the United States. TQP entered into a strategic relationship with Interstate Hotel and Resorts as a special advisor to their new boutique division called Intrigue Hotels and Resorts. TQP will assist in creating content and implementation as well as in its growth. Intrigue will be the exclusive operator for TQP owned assets.
Thomas co-founded Gemstone Hotel & Resorts in 1994 making the company one of the premier independent boutique operators in the US. In addition to co-operating the company, Thomas was responsible acquisitions, management contracts and strategic partnerships. Thomas sold his interest in Gemstone in 2016.
Thomas has over 30 years of experience working in the hospitality industry. Prior to Gemstone, Thomas served as Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Investment Counselors.
Mr. Prins was also a Principal in the Village at Breckenridge, a mixed-use project that included 450 hotel rooms and condos, retail outlets and restaurants which were all located at the base of the Breckenridge Ski Area.
Thomas served as Manager of the National Hospitality Practice of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Los Angeles, CA. Thomas was a Senior Consultant for Pannell Kerr Forster in New York City.
Thomas is a visiting professor at the Cornell School of Business – Hotel School Master’s Program. He is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society, the Cornell Real Estate Council and New York Hospitality Council. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York. In addition, Thomas sits on the Board of the Frisbee Foundation, Connecticut Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.