Vamsi Bonthala

Arbor Lodging


Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Investment Management, Investor Relations, Research & Strategy


Vamsi Bonthala is a co-founder of Arbor Lodging and Chief Executive Officer of Arbor Lodging Partners, the award-winning investment arm of Arbor Lodging. In this role, Vamsi leads general corporate strategy for Arbor Lodging and all efforts related to acquisitions/dispositions, capital markets, joint venture partnerships, and asset management. Vamsi has led all efforts related to approximately $1 billion of transaction volume since the inception of Arbor Lodging Partners. Prior to co-founding Arbor Lodging, Vamsi practiced corporate law in the Private Equity group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the Real Estate Group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Vamsi earned his AB in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, where he received Class Honors and University Honors. Vamsi earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. Vamsi has been a speaker at numerous industry events and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Vamsi was previously selected as an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2017 and recognized as one of Real Estate Forum Magazine’s 50 Under 40 of 2015.

Areas of Interest

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