Vice President of Acquisitions, Sage Hospitality
William Balinbin is the Vice President of Acquisitions at Sage Hospitality. William leads the acquisition team in new projects in urban adaptive reuse and urban redevelopment projects.
Balinbin was most recently a Principal at Miami’s Lionheart Hotel Group. Prior to that he served as a Vice President at The Kor Group (Viceroy Hotel Group) where he focused on U.S. and Caribbean acquisitions and 3rd-party management contracts. He also led asset management for Kor’s portfolio which included hotel level financings, dispositions, extensive renovation and repositioning, and significant operational analyses of assets such as Tides South Beach, Viceroy Miami, Viceroy Anguilla, Viceroy Snowmass, and Viceroy St. Lucia.
Balinbin was also an analyst for Ernst & Young’s Hospitality Advisory Services. He is a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served tours in Japan, South Korea, and the Middle East as a firefighter.
Balinbin received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration where he graduated third in his class and also received the country’s top industry scholarship, American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Arthur J. Packard Scholarship, among many others. Balinbin is active in many non-profits including the Cornell Hotel Society.