Steve Kisielica

Chief Investment Officer

Steven Kisielica is one of the founding Principals of Lodging Capital Partners, LLC.  Mr. Kisielica’s primary role at LCP is to manage the company’s acquisition and disposition program.  Prior to starting LCP, Steve was Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development of Strategic Hotel Capital Inc. (“SHC”).  SHC is an owner and asset manager of luxury hotels and resorts on a global basis.  Steve helped build this company from the ground up in 1997, and it quickly became a multi-billion dollar, internationally recognized organization.  The company completed an initial public offering in June 2004, and Mr. Kisielica was one of the executive officers of this public company.  Steve was responsible for all acquisition and development functions for the company.  His primary responsibilities included sourcing and negotiating potential acquisitions, management contracts, closing documents, and property dispositions.  Additionally, he oversaw the underwriting process, including market studies and financial analysis for all potential transactions.  In his tenure at SHC, Steve has been directly involved in the acquisition of over thirty hotel transactions totaling nearly $3.5 billion located in the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Prior to forming SHC, Mr. Kisielica held senior positions at Geller & Co., Kenneth Leventhal & Co. and Hospitality Valuation Services.

Steve is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Business with an emphasis in finance and hotel, restaurant and institutional Management.  Steve has recently been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business.  Steve was also included as one of 2009’s “40 under 40” in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Steve has been a guest lecturer at various industry functions and educational facilities, including the American Lodging Investment Summit, NYU Hospitality Investment Conference, New York, Denver, Cornell and Michigan State Universities.  Additionally, Steve is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the Lodging Industry Investment Council.