HONOLULU--Trinity Investments, LLC (“Trinity”), a leading private real estate firm, is pleased to announce that Steve Haggerty has joined the firm’s executive leadership team. In this role, Mr. Haggerty will work with the firm’s other Managing Partners, Sean Hehir and Greg Dickhens, as well as Chairman & Senior Partner Lee Neibart to advance and inform the firm’s investment and growth priorities.
Mr. Hehir said, “Steve is a longtime friend of the firm and a highly successful hospitality executive for whom we have the upmost respect. He is an industry leader with direct relevant experience in our core markets, and his insights and perspectives will have an immediate positive impact on the organization. Trinity continues to evolve and adding someone of Steve’s caliber positions us well to further advance our investment and growth priorities. Importantly, Steve’s personality, drive and passion for excellence perfectly aligns with our firm’s culture.”
Mr. Haggerty commented, “Joining Trinity – a successful and entrepreneurial organization that I know well – is a logical next step in my career as it provides me with the unique opportunity to partner with close friends to further buildout a highly differentiated, institutional-quality investment platform. I am confident my knowledge and relationships with leading hospitality companies like Hyatt will benefit Trinity in a number of tangible ways. I am eager to share my experiences with the team and to contribute to the firm’s future successes.”
Mr. Neibart added, “With the addition of Steve, we have formalized a well-rounded executive leadership team that possesses a shared vision for the future, where each member’s unique background, perspectives and ideas will contribute to long-term, meaningful growth. Trinity is now the strongest it has ever been. Steve will also be an asset to our publicly-traded affiliate, Trinity Merger Corp., as it looks to execute on its business combination strategy.”
Mr. Haggerty has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality investing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic business planning. Over the course of his prestigious career, he has led the development and capital strategies for some of the industry’s most prominent corporations. Most recently, Mr. Haggerty served as the Global Head of Capital Strategy, Franchising and Select Service at Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), where he successfully advanced the company’s strategic growth priorities. During his tenure at Hyatt, Mr. Haggerty held a number of senior roles including Global Head of Real Estate & Development and Global Head of Real Estate & Capital Strategy.
Prior to joining Hyatt, Mr. Haggerty held a number of finance, asset management and development roles at Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) in various locations around the world. These positions include Vice President of Development in Hong Kong and Senior Vice President of Global Asset Management in London. Mr. Haggerty also has experience serving as a director for various institutions including Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA), Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and the University of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. Mr. Haggerty earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.