March 16, 2016

Over the past several years, private equity and real estate managers have come to play a growing role in the hospitality industry.

UNITE HERE, the union of hospitality employees throughout North America, has been undertaking a proactive approach to achieving labor harmony at private equity-owned companies and properties by reaching out to managers to identify opportunities to work together. UNITE HERE has engaged positively with a number of managers.

Based on outreach to managers active in the hospitality industry, we have updated our list of Responsible and Irresponsible private equity and private equity real estate managers.

March 2016 list of Responsible/ Irresponsible private equity and real estate managers available here and below.




Rockpoint Group

Walton Street Capital

Angelo, Gordon & Co

Ares Management

Blackstone Group

Lone Star Funds

CIM Group

Carlyle Group

Apollo Global Management



KSL Capital

Stockbridge Capital

Garrison Investment Group


Olympus Partners

HEI Hotels & Resorts

Cornerstone RE Advisers

Kennedy-Wilson Cos

Northwood Investors

UBS Realty

Clarion Partners

Westbrook Partners

Dune Capital

Lowe Enterprises

Starwood Capital

Intercontinental Real Estate

AEW Capital Management

Yucaipa Cos

TPG Capital

Leonard Green & Partners

Responsible managers above are managers that have reached an agreement ensuring labor peace at hospitality-related properties or companies, creating a basis for cooperation.

Irresponsible managers above are managers that have refused multiple requests to meet, have refused to identify places to work together, or have had a long-standing, unresolved dispute at a hospitality-related property or portfolio company.