Sam Makani

Vice President, Asset Management

As Vice President of Asset Management, Sam Makani assists in overseeing Driftwood’s hotel investments, including portfolio management, operational performance, capital expenditures, disposition strategy and business intelligence/industry research. Prior to joining Driftwood Capital, Sam was Vice President of Portfolio Strategy & Reporting at Solid Rock Group, Senior Analyst at Ashford, Inc. (NYSE: AINC), and served as the first member of the Development Strategy team at G6 Hospitality following its acquisition by Blackstone.

Sam holds a B.A. from the Honors College at Baylor University; an M.S. in Hospitality Management with Specialization in Real Estate from Florida International University; a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University and an Executive Certificate, Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida Atlantic University. He enjoys travel, photography and reading.