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


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 Hotel 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 brought twenty-three years of financial experience from the real estate industry to the Chartwell team including involvement in three start-up companies. His experience ranges from hospital and office construction to multi-family and retail development working for companies such as Trammell Crow Residential, SWH Development, and GBT Realty. Bill is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has a Masters of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University 

Will Schaedle

Vice President of Acquisitions & Development

Will joined Chartwell Hospitality’s team in January of 2008. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Business. He has also passed the licensing exam for TN Residential, Industrial, and Commercial construction. From 2008-2010, Will exclusively worked on the day to day construction management processes for new projects. He currently works on hotel site and property acquisitions, underwriting, and the development/renovation processes of Chartwell’s projects. Will is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Scott Kendall

Vice President of Acquisitions & Development

Scott Kendall began working extensively with Rob Schaedle in large scale residential development & acquisitions twenty-four years ago, first at Trammell Crow Residential and then later at Schaedle Worthington Hyde. Scott has extensive additional experience in large scale residential and commercial development, more recently with The Beach Company in Charleston, South Carolina, and with Trammell Crow Residential in Chicago, Ohio, and Tennessee. Scott has a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and Investment from the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Program in 1986 under Dr. James A. Graaskamp.

T J Angeleno

Regional Manager

T. J. Angeleno has recently been promoted to a Regional Manager.  He started with Chartwell Hospitality in 2012 as the Dual General Manager of the Courtyard & Residence Inn, Franklin, TN.  Under T.J.’s leadership, he and the hotels have won several awards including multiple Silver and Gold GSS scores, GM of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Signature Hotel of the Year, Robert Colantonio Service Award (twice), Employee of the Year, and Key Contributor (twice).  In 2017 T.J. also held the Lead GM role leading new company initiatives and supporting properties on project rollouts.>

Prior to joining Chartwell, T. J. was with Vista Host for 11 years.  As Regional Director of Operations with Vista Host, he was directly responsible for supporting seven hotels and led the sustainability efforts for 28 properties.

Christie Oclaray

Director of Human Resources

Christie joined Chartwell Hospitality in August 2016 as our Director of Human Resources.  Christie brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience, including recruiting, training, talent & performance management, compensation, benefits, employee relations, payroll, safety and compliance issues.  In previous HR roles, she developed and led various projects including HR compliance audits, leadership development and training, HRIS and Learning & Development Systems implementation, job analysis, compensation design, talent acquisition, mergers and acquisitions.  Christie holds a bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Amy Brodrick

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Amy brought twelve years of Marriott experience to Chartwell Hospitality. She has a passion for proactive sales and began her hospitality career with Marriott International in Atlanta, Georgia in sales for Residence Inn. After working her way up the sales ladder, Amy spent two years in operations as a General Manager. Amy moved home to Tennessee to develop Marriott's multi-brand sales force in Nashville selling for up to fourteen properties. Residence Inn "Sales Manager of the Year" and "Marriott's Multi-Property/Multi-Brand Leader of The Year and Team of the Year" are two of the many awards she received throughout her tenure with Marriott. Her strengths are in relationship building, training, and systems. Amy is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration.

Lynn Edwards

Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Lynn Edwards joined Chartwell Hospitality in 2012 as revenue manager. She has decades of experience in hospitality, including leading and developing a team of revenue managers and overseeing approximately 65 select service hotels in the Southeast. Lynn is a graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Management. She is a life-long resident of the Nashville area and spends her free time with her husband and her son. 

Heather Sanborn

Revenue Manager

Heather Sanborn came to Chartwell Hospitality in May 2012 after serving the hospitality industry for 12 years in leading hotel brands. Her career began in operations, but she developed a drive for revenue management. She now oversees the hotels in Southaven, MS and Nashville, TN.  Heather studied International Business Law at Troy University in Troy, AL as well as University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is a native of Nashville, TN.

Sabine Kemp

Revenue Manager

Sabine Kemp joined Chartwell Hospitality in March 2016 as a Revenue Manager.  She has been in the hospitality industry for several years and has held a variety of positions including General Manager of multiple Courtyard properties, Cluster Director of Marketing and Revenue for Marriott International in Atlanta and Corporate Director of Revenue for Kalahari Resorts.  Sabine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Kevin Green

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin serves as Chief Operating Officer of Chartwell Hospitality.  He has been with Chartwell since Rob Schaedle founded the company in 2003. Kevin previously worked with Rob Schaedle as the Vice President of Operations for SWH Properties out of Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier in his career, Kevin worked for Marriott International in several general manager positions and Mississippi Management, Inc. in food and beverage management positions. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in hotel restaurant administration.

Don Jenkins

Vice President of Hotel Operations

Don Jenkins has been with the company since its founding in 2003. Don currently oversees hotels throughout Chartwell Hospitality’s portfolio and works out of the corporate office in Franklin, Tennessee. With decades of general and area manager experience and accolades, including winning General Manager of the Year twice, he has the knowledge and talent to work with owners and operators to manage and develop successful hotels.

Dennis Barber

Regional Manager

Dennis Barber joined Chartwell Hospitality in 2016 as Regional Manager of our Florida properties.    He spent thirty-five (35) years with Marriott International, working in multiple states with four different brands.  His most recent job was opening the Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites Nashville West End. Prior to opening these hotels, Dennis was at the Courtyard Downtown Nashville for several years.  As the Director of Operations for the Tampa Marriott Westshore, he brings big box experience to our company.  In 2015, Dennis was the President of the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association and also served as on the Executive Committee for TNHTA.  He received his BA from Penn State University. 

Jon Benowitz

Vice President Capital Strategy/Investments

Jon joined Chartwell in 2016 and brings experience in real estate and corporate transactions, financial analysis and capital markets.  During his 25 years in the hotel industry, Jon played a key role in the spinoff of Marriott’s real estate to Host Hotels, Hilton’s merger with Promus Hotels and the private sale of Hilton Worldwide to Blackstone.  As Senior Vice President at Hilton, Jon managed the Project Finance and Investment Analysis Departments.  He was also VP of Acquisitions at Host Hotels, led investments as Managing Director at RockBridge and, most recently, was the Chief Investment Officer with Platinum Companies.

Jon has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Ben Stevens

Director of Accounting

Ben joined Chartwell Hospitality in 2016 as Director of Accounting.  In this role, he is responsible for management of the Accounting team with an emphasis on positioning the group for growth.  Ben comes from a diverse background bringing experience from various 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 has a Masters of Accountancy from Belmont University and a BS in Finance and International Business from the University of Tennessee.

Gerard Jeffers

Corporate Controller

Jerry joined the Chartwell Hospitality team in February 2006. A graduate of Stockton State University in Pomona, New Jersey, Jerry brings twenty-seven years of experience in the hotel accounting discipline to the executive team. Jerry began his career as an Assistant Controller for Brigantine Inn Limited in New Jersey. He has held various Controller positions throughout the Northeast including the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia and the Sheraton – West Atlantic City. In 1995, Jerry was appointed Assistant Controller for the Royal Sonesta Hotel and later was promoted to Controller of the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans. Prior to joining Chartwell Hospitality, Jerry worked as a Regional Controller for the Expotel Hospitality Services, LLC in New Orleans, LA. 

J. Ronald Cooper

Corporate Controller

Ron has worked for Chartwell Hospitality since 2008. He is responsible for managing the operating systems and overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial analysis, and reporting. From January 1997 to December 2007, he was the Vice President, Controller, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly owned, self advised real estate investment trust, which was acquired by Goldman Sach’s Whitehall Fund in 2007 for $2.2Billion. From October 1994 to December 1996, he was the Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for McNeill Hotel Company, the predecessor of Equity Inns. In addition, Ron was employed as Secretary, Treasurer and Controller of Wall Street Deli, Inc. a publicly owned delicatessen company and prior to that, Ron was a Certified Public Accountant with the national accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand from 1970 to 1977. Ron has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972. 

Scott Worman

Regional Chief Engineer

Scott began his career with Chartwell Hospitality in 2005 as the Area Chief Engineer for the Destin, Florida market. Since that time, Scott was promoted to Regional Chief Engineer overseeing twenty-eight hotel maintenance departments alongside Kevin Green and the regional managers on renovations and new openings. Scott received his Universal Refrigerant Certification and is CPO certified. During his twenty-two year maintenance career, Scott worked with Drexel Heritage Furniture as a Journeyman Maintenance Electrician over three furniture plants before joining SWH Properties in the mid-90’s as a Maintenance Supervisor. He received the Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Award along with several other awards over the past fifteen years with SWH and Chartwell Hospitality.

Stephen Walsh

Owner’s Representative

As owner’s representative,Stephen embodies the company’s best interest in relation to project management of hotel construction and renovations. He specializes in mitigating Chartwell’s construction risk and keeps the company aware of project construction status. Stephen’s career at Chartwell began in 2009 as assistant superintendent, constructing the Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn hotels in Franklin, Tennessee. He has a well-rounded understanding of the construction process because he spent seven years working with a custom home builder in Nashville. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Green Building Professional by the HBAMT.