About Chartwell

Chartwell Hospitality LLC is a fully integrated real estate company specializing in the acquisition, development and management of high-quality, branded, limited-service and full-service hotels. Our occupancy and market rates consistently surpass the competition, and we have a proven track record for maximizing the cash flow and returns on our investments. Our growth and success are based on our mission to be the best in the business, as well as a commitment to constantly exceed the expectations of our investors, partners, guests and associates. Chartwell Hospitality was founded in 2003 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Chartwell Mission

Chartwell Hospitality is a company committed to growth by exceeding the expectations of our associates, guests and partners.

We strive to create an environment where all associates are valued and respected, and where doing it the “right way” takes precedence over doing it the “easy way.”

We aspire to be the industry leader in proactively setting standards of excellence in acquisitions, development, ownership and management.

Our growth is built on honest business practices, a strong commitment to our associates, progressive sales practices and a dedication to providing well maintained hotels.

Our Investment Strategy

We approach real estate investment with an entrepreneurial spirit and an owner’s perspective – investing our own capital alongside that of our private and institutional investors. We scrutinize each prospective opportunity in terms of the demand generators that drive business – including corporate, leisure and residential growth. We analyze respective location values and property fundamentals – appreciating the impact of market cycles and timing, yet always mindful of the long-term and potential ROI.

While we seek and seize the best opportunities, it’s never with a herd mentality. Our constant concern is for the quality, versus the quantity, of our investment positions. As such, we believe in executing thorough due diligence, a sound business plan and fiscally responsible underwriting with every venture we undertake. Our investment strategy remains on solid ground, with a “will-to-win” resolve to increase value for our investors, partners, guests and associates alike.

Our Team

Robert G. Schaedle III

President & Managing Partner

Robert founded Chartwell Hospitality in 2003 and has built the company from 5 hotels to a diversified portfolio of 37 operating hotels with 6 currently in development and a total asset value in excess of $1.2 billion. As President and Managing Partner, Robert oversees all aspects of the company and its more than 1,500 employees. Prior to forming Chartwell, Robert co-founded Schaedle Worthington Hyde Properties (SWH), a large regional apartment development and operating company, where he  led the company’s development and acquisitions portfolio to more than 10,000 apartment units and seven hotels. Several apartment communities that he developed with SWH won awards and have been featured in consumer and trade publications. Robert began his real estate career at Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) in 1984, where he was directly responsible for the development of more than 5,000 apartment units in Tennessee. Robert has been recognized by Hilton Corporation as the 2012 Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Developer of the Year, 2015 Dual Brand Developer of the Year and the 2017 Multi-Brand Developer of The Year. In addition, Hilton has given him its highest form of recognition with the Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his and Chartwell’s accomplishments with Hilton.

Bill Dickerson

Chief Financial Officer

Bill oversees the fiscal aspects of Chartwell Hospitality’s portfolio, including its current hotel assets totaling more than $1 billion. Bill brought 23 years of financial experience from the real estate industry to the Chartwell team, including involvement at three start-up companies. His industry experience ranges from hospital and office construction to multi-family and retail development with major roles working for companies such as Trammell Crow Residential, SWH Development, and GBT Realty. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Jon Benowitz

Vice President Capital Strategy/Investments

Jon oversees Chartwell Hospitality’s extensive investment portfolio and is responsible for executing the firm’s investment and capital strategies. Jon’s 25 years of industry experience includes real estate and corporate transactions, financial analysis and capital markets. Before joining Chartwell, he played a key role in the spinoff of Marriott’s real estate to Host Hotels, Hilton’s merger with Promus Hotels and the sale of Hilton Worldwide to the Blackstone Group. As Hilton’s senior vice president, he managed the company’s project finance and investment analysis departments. He gained additional experience as Host Hotel’s vice president of acquisitions, managing director at Rockbridge and chief investment officer with Platinum Companies. Jon earned his Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College.

Don Jenkins

Vice President of Hotel Operations

Don oversees all the hotels in Chartwell Hospitality’s extensive property portfolio. Through decades of general manager and area manager experience with both Vista Host and SWH Hotels, Don gained a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to manage and develop successful hotels. He has been awarded the general manager of the year by Vista Host and SWH Hotels and has been with Chartwell since its founding in 2003. Don attended Pensacola State College where he studied business administration and finance.

Dennis Barber

Regional Manager

As regional manager, Dennis oversees 10 Hilton and Marriott properties in Florida, Tennessee and Illinois. Dennis joined Chartwell Hospitality in 2016 as regional manager of the company’s Florida properties. He previously worked with Marriott International for 35 years, where he managed four hotel brands across seven states, opening four hotels, most recently the dual branded Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites in the west end of Nashville, Tenn. Dennis gained valuable big-box experience as the Director of Operations for the Tampa Marriott Westshore. In 2015, he served as Board Chair of the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association and the executive committee for the State Hospitality Association (TNHTA). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Amy Brodrick

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Amy oversees sales, marketing and revenue management for Chartwell’s entire hotel portfolio. Amy began her hospitality career in a sales position at Marriott International’s Residence Inn in Atlanta, Ga., eventually earning the tile of general manager. She also helped develop Marriott's multi-brand sales force in Nashville, Tenn. She was named Residence Inn’s sales manager of the year and Marriott's Multi-Property/Multi-Brand leader of the year and team of the year, among other awards. Amy earned her degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University.

Christie Oclaray

Director of Human Resources

As Chartwell’s Director of Human Resources, Christie guides and manages the overall delivery of human resources services, policies and programs, including compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and retention, payroll, employee engagement, organizational development, performance management and succession planning and strategic planning. Christie brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Chartwell Hospitality. In previous roles, she developed and directed various projects including HR compliance audits, leadership development and training, HRIS and Learning & Development Systems implementation, job analysis, compensation design, talent acquisition and mergers and acquisitions. Christie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Ben Stevens

Director of Accounting

Ben is responsible for managing Chartwell Hospitality’s accounting team with an emphasis on positioning the group for growth. Ben brings financial experience from a variety of industries, including real estate, start-up consumer electronics and large multinational energy management. In previous roles, he focused on financial analysis, financial modeling and process improvement. Ben earned a Master of Accountancy degree from Belmont University and his bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the University of Tennessee.

Gerard Jeffers

Corporate Controller

As corporate controller for Chartwell, Jerry is responsible for managing the operating systems and all aspects of accounting, financial analysis and reporting. Jerry has 27 years of hospitality accounting experience and has worked as a controller in various positions throughout the Northeast, including the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, the Sheraton in West Atlantic City and the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans. Most recently, he worked as a regional controller for Expotel Hospitality Services, LLC in New Orleans. Jerry earned his degree from Stockton State University.

Kevin Green

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Kevin oversees all operations for Chartwell’s extensive hotel portfolio. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of daily property operations, including but not limited to revenue, expense management, risk management and human resources. Kevin has been with the firm since its founding in 2003. Previously, he worked with Chartwell Hospitality’s president, Rob Schaedle, as vice president of operations for SWH Properties in Atlanta. Earlier in his career, Kevin gained valuable experience working for Marriott International in several general manager positions and for Mississippi Management, Inc. in food and beverage management. Kevin earned his degree in hotel restaurant administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Will Schaedle

Vice President of Acquisitions & Development

Will currently oversees Chartwell Hospitality’s hotel site and property acquisitions, project development and additionally assists with all-purpose underwriting processes. Will previously worked with Chartwell’s in-house construction company on new-build hotel projects and has been the lead developer for many of the company’s limited-service and full-service hotels. These include: the dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn in Kansas City; Hampton Inn and Suites and Hilton in Franklin, TN; Black Fox Lodge in Pigeon Forge, TN; Hilton in Alpharetta, GA; Courtyard Marriott in Westbury, NY; Hampton Inn and Suites in Destin, FL; Home2 Suites in Colorado Springs and the conversion of a Comfort Inn into a Fairfield Inn and Suites in Destin, FL. Will has been involved in more than $500 million worth of hotel development transactions in the past 10+ years. Will is a member of the Urban Land Institute and has passed the Tennessee Contracting licensing exam for residential, industrial and commercial construction. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and earned his degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.

Scott Kendall

Vice President of Development & Acquisitions

Scott is in his tenth year as a development partner and currently oversees hotel developments and acquisitions. Scott began working with Chartwell Hospitality’s president, Rob Schaedle, 33 years ago in large-scale residential development and acquisitions at Trammell Crow Residential and Schaedle Worthington Hyde. Scott has additional industry experience working in large-scale residential and commercial development, most recently with The Beach Company in Charleston, SC. Scott earned his master’s degree in real estate development and investment from the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Program in 1986 under Dr. James A. Graaskamp.

Michael Sanders

Regional Manager

As regional manager, Michael supports operations for Chartwell’s Hilton and Marriott properties in New York, Missouri, Tennessee and Charlotte, NC. Michael has more than 25 years of experience working with top hotel brands. He previously worked with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where he was General Manager of two hotels, and with Davidson Hotels and Resorts, where he was General Manager of four full-service hotels belonging to four different brands: Marriott, Hilton, Westin and Renaissance. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Michael is actively involved in various industry groups and currently serves as a member of the Columbia State Community College Hospitality Advisory Committee. He has also served on the San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association, the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and was a member of the St. Philip’s College Hotel Advisory Committee.

T J Angeleno

Regional Manager

As regional manager, T.J. oversees and provides support for Hilton, Marriott and Choice Hotels properties in North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Arizona. T.J. joined Chartwell Hospitality in 2012 as dual general manager of the Courtyard and Residence Inn, Franklin, Tenn., where he led the hotel to win several awards, including multiple Silver and Gold GSS scores, GM of the Year, Hotel of the Year and Signature Hotel of the Year, among others. In 2017, T.J. served as lead general manager, where he directed company initiatives and provided property support for rolling out new products. Prior to joining Chartwell, T.J. worked with Vista Host Hotel Development & Management for 11 years, where he was directly responsible for supporting seven hotels and leading sustainability efforts for 28 properties.

Lynn Edwards

Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Lynn leads Chartwell Hospitality’s team of revenue managers and focuses on maximizing top-line revenue by utilizing industry-specific tools and systems to make objective decisions and to drive results. Lynn is certified on Hilton and Marriott revenue management systems and has spent the last 13 years as both a revenue manager and a leader overseeing multiple revenue managers and properties. Prior to that, she gained valuable industry experience working in sales positions with both Marriott and Hilton branded hotels for 10 years. Lynn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lipscomb University and is a Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME).

Scott Worman

Regional Chief Engineer

As Chartwell’s regional chief engineer, Scott oversees the maintenance departments for Chartwell’s portfolio of hotels and works alongside Kevin Green and the company’s regional managers to support hotel renovations and new openings. During his 22-year maintenance career, Scott worked with Drexel Heritage Furniture as a journeyman maintenance electrician and with SWH Properties as a maintenance supervisor. Scott has received several awards in the past 15 years, including Maintenance Supervisor of the Year from SWH Properties and Chartwell Hospitality. Scott earned his Universal Refrigerant Certification and is CPO certified.

J. Ronald Cooper

Corporate Controller

As corporate controller for Chartwell, Ron is responsible for managing the operating systems and overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial analysis, and reporting. He gained valuable experience working for Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly owned, self-advised REIT, where he served as vice president – controller. He also served as controller and director of financial reporting for Equity Inn’s predecessor, the McNeill Hotel Company, among others. Ron was a Certified Public Accountant with national accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972.