A Case Study in Vertically Integrated Lifestyle Hospitality

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm


Join Sam Bakhshandehpour (B'97), for a discussion on sbe Entertainment Group's business model and how lifestyle companies such as sbe are positioning themselves to capture market share in the evolving lodging industry.

sbe is a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in design, culinary and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe has over 80 properties currently operating or in development, and has expanded several of its flagship brands including SLS Hotels, Katsuya, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Hyde Lounge nationally and internationally.

About the Presenter:
In his role as President of sbe since 2012, Mr. Bakhshandehpour is responsible for top-level management of all company business surrounding the Hotel, Restaurant and Nightlife Groups, as well as sbe’s International, Residential, Gaming, and Corporate initiatives. He works closely with sbe Founder and Chairman Sam Nazarian and all division presidents on managing all operations and driving sbe’s strategic growth.

Mr. Bakhshandehpour joins sbe with an extensive track record as a veteran of Wall Street, spending over 12 years with J.P. Morgan Securities most recently running the Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming Investment Banking practice on the West Coast. While at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Bakhshandehpour focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising for the Gaming & Lodging companies, as well as REITs, homebuilders and real estate private equity funds. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Sam was in the Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank based out of New York and Baltimore.

Mr. Bakhshandehpour holds a degree in Finance & International Business with a minor in Psychology from Georgetown University and studied abroad at Trinity College at Oxford University focused on International Finance.

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