Daniel Vosotas, CHA
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Vosotas purchased his first hotel in 1980 and founded Trans Inns Management in 1984. Trans Inns specializes in the management and development of full and select service hotels, as well as extended stay hospitality real estate.
Trans Inns is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with offices in Brooklyn, New York and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The company's history includes over 60 properties across the US, representing over $700 million of hospitality real estate acquisition and development, and over $150 million in renovation projects. Trans Inns manages all properties in which it has an interest. Mr. Vosotas actively directs all aspects of the company including property and asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, ongoing operations and corporate development
Mr. Vosotas holds a BS from Wayne State University and CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) designation through Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business. He has also served on numerous boards and committees over the course of his career.
James Vosotas, CFA
President/Chief Operating Officer
James rejoined Trans Inns in 2009 to refocus the company's strategic positioning, financial structure, and growth strategy to take advantage of market and industry conditions that resulted in co-founding VOS Hospitality, the lifestyle/boutique division of Trans Inns, with Daniel in 2012.
Previously, James worked at Citigroup's investment bank for +5 years in their Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets group in Manhattan, NY where he focused on commercial real estate debt origination, syndication, M&A advisory, private equity capital raising, and Fixed Income securitization. He has structured over $13 billion of real estate securities, underwritten and originated over $2 billion in commercial real estate mortgage and mezzanine financings, and advised on over $10 billion of M&A transactions since 2004. James also has almost a decade of hands on experience growing up in the hospitality business working for Trans Inns in various operational capacities at both the property and corporate level through high school and college.
James holds a BS in mathematics and economics with honors from the University of Michigan and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.