October 5, 2015

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.

September 2015 list of Responsible/ Irresponsible private equity and real estate managers available here and below.

Responsible Irresponsible
Rockpoint Group Walton Street Capital
Angelo, Gordon & Co Ares Management
Blackstone Group Lone Star Funds
CIM Group Carlyle Group
Apollo Global Management Prudential
Stockbridge Capital Lowe Enterprises
AFL-CIO BIT/ HIT Garrison Investment Group
HEI Hotels & Resorts Olympus Partners
Kennedy-Wilson Cos. Crow Holdings
UBS Realty Cornerstone RE Advisors
Westbrook Partners Northwood Investors
Clarion Partners
Dune Capital
    Starwood Capital
    AEW Capital Management
    Yucaipa Cos.
    TPG Capital



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.