Manuel Bremont is a Managing Director at Ankura based in Dallas. He brings over 19 years of experience in real estate, hospitality, tourism and other leisure products across the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. His advisory expertise is broad and includes market and feasibility analysis, strategic planning, operational diagnostics, interim/asset management, due diligence, restructuring, litigation support and M&A. During his career, Manuel has advised public entities, multinational development companies, financial institutions, PE firms, law firms and international lodging companies.
Manuel served as part of the team managing the Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy estate, the largest corporate bankruptcy in US history where he assisted with the strategic review, asset management and disposition efforts of approximately $5B in hospitality assets. His experience also extends to numerous litigation support assignments spanning from wrongful contractual termination claims to management agreement disputes, management company valuations and the real property settlement negotiations and claims evaluation process associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, among numerous other.
More recently, he has participated in multiple M&A diligence transactions involving numerous brand and third-party management companies such as Sage Hospitality, Destination Hotels, Commune Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads Hospitality, Belmond Hotels & Resorts, and Interstate Hotels & Resorts. In 2019 he advised on the pre-acquisition due diligence, integration planning and execution activities the two largest third-party hotel operators in North America with a combined portfolio of more than 1,400 hotels in 20 countries.
Manuel earned a BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management (magna cum laude) from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and is fluent in Spanish. He has authored articles on lodging market trends in Los Cabos, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands, and has served on numerous occasions as panel moderator and/or speaker at the Hospitality Law Conference, the IMN’s Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing, and the Urban Land Institute Hotel Development Council for North Texas. He has also participated as guest lecturer for the Conrad N. Hilton College’s undergraduate and graduate programs.