President, Real Estate and Investments
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 the Marriott Capital Asset Planning and Execution (CAPE) Board, on Hilton’s Product Advisory Council, on the Home2 Suites by Hilton Owners Advisory Committee, on the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Franchise Advisory Council, as an advisory member of the Hunter Hotels Investment Conference, and as chair of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott System Marketing Committee. Mr. Knight also serves on the National Advisory Council 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.