Leadership Kenneth Geist

Ken Geist - 2013

Kenneth Geist

Executive Vice President/Partner, Sage Hospitality

Ken Geist is an Executive Vice President and Partner at Sage Hospitality, where he is responsible for development projects and new business activities.

Joining Sage in 1995, Geist assumed responsibility for acquisitions, development and new business activities. Since that time he has overseen the acquisition and development of 45 hotel properties, with a specialization in the use of public/ private partnerships to redevelop historic buildings.

Throughout his 35 year career, Geist has held management positions with Laventhol & Horwath and Coopers & Lybrand. He was also on the development teams for the Jumby Bay Resort and St. James Club in Antigua, West Indies. Prior to joining Sage, Geist was a Vice President of Metric Realty Services, responsible for the acquisition and asset management of 60 hotel properties.

Geist has earned two degrees from Cornell University – a bachelor’s degree from the School of Hotel Administration and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a founder and former President of the Hotel Asset Management Association, a Board Member of Historic Denver, Inc., and a member of the Industry Fellows program at the Center for Real Estate Finance at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

Geist has been a guest lecturer for the Hotel Program at Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Denver.