ATLANTA–Stonehill announced it has named Jeremy Cooper to the position of vice president of business development. Cooper is responsible for originating and structuring debt and equity investments across Stonehill’s hospitality lending platform and helping to drive its strategic growth efforts. He will report to Stonehill’s executive vice president, Brent LeBlanc, and establish the company’s Northeast office in New York City.
Cooper is a fourth-generation hotelier, having learned the hotel business at Cooper Hotels, a family business with more than 2,000 rooms. He most recently served as a senior investments associate with Intrinsic Hotel Capital. Before that, he worked with Atlas Real Estate Partners, LW Hospitality Advisors and Hilton Worldwide.
During his decade of experience, he managed relationships and underwrote approximately $800 million of real estate assets; launched a hotels-to-housing investment platform targeting acquisitions of $500 million; and published appraisals and market feasibility studies representing over $5 billion of hotel and portfolio transactions.
“We are fortunate and excited to welcome Jeremy to Stonehill,” LeBlanc said. “His experience and industry connections will strengthen our team to help us drive our corporate strategy in a fast-changing market environment.”
Cooper earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University in New York City, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He recently obtained his MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Class of 2021.