Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Knight has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the Company since May 2014. Prior to this position, he served as the Senior Vice President of Development for the Company from 2009. He served as Senior Vice President of Development for Apple Ten, Inc. from its inception until its merger with the Company in September 2016. He also served in the same capacity for Apple REIT Six, Inc. (until its sale in 2013), and Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. (until the Apple Seven and Eight mergers were completed in March 2014). He served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Capital Markets until 2009 for the Company, Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. (until its sale in 2007), Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. (until its sale in 2007), Apple REIT Six, Inc., Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. Mr. Knight serves on the Home2 Suites Owner Advisory Committee, the TownePlace Suites Franchise Advisory Council, as an advisory member of the Hunter Hotels Investment Conference and chairs the TownePlace Suites System Marketing Committee. Mr. Knight also currently serves on the National Advisory Council for Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia and the Alumni Executive Board for the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. 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 in Buena Vista, Virginia.