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Nelson Knight

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc

President, Real Estate & Investments

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Investment Management, Marketing


Nelson Knight joined the Apple REIT Companies in 2005 and has served as President, Real Estate and Investments since April 2020. Mr. Knight previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the Company since May 2014. Prior to serving in that position, Mr. Knight held various senior management positions with the Company and each of the former Apple REIT Companies. Mr. Knight executes on the Company's capital deployment strategies, including oversight of the Company's capital reinvestment team. Mr. Knight serves on Hilton's Product Advisory Council, on the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Franchise Advisory Council, and as an advisory member of the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. Mr. Knight also serves on the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. Mr. Knight holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in History with a minor in Business from Southern Virginia University.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation