Mr. Kevin Kujawski
Chief Financial Office and Chief Operating Officer
Menlo Equities Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer and President of Menlo Equities Absolute Return Fund. In addition to his role as head of MEARF, Menlo’s current and sixth fund, Mr. Kujawski’s duties include overseeing finance, treasury, and accounting functions of Menlo Equities and its partner affiliates. He arranges and directs affiliated Menlo Equities debt financings, including acquisition, construction, bridge, mezzanine, and permanent financings. He is responsible for the overall management of financial reporting, financial analysis, risk management policies, and controls. Mr. Kujawski also is responsible for asset management, coordination of information technology systems, and human resources management.
Prior to joining Menlo Equities, Mr. Kujawski served as Chief Financial Officer of Los Angeles-based River Hospitality Management, where he oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting, risk management, and treasury operations for an upscale and luxury hotel portfolio. Prior to his tenure at River Hospitality, Mr. Kujawski was Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ Division CFO for its Global Development Group. In this capacity, he led the company’s financial efforts in its acquisition and integration of Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts and Bliss Spas, while overseeing financial operations associated with new hotel development, architecture and design, and pre-opening operations. Before joining Starwood, Mr. Kujawski worked out of the European office of NYSE-listed Action Performance Companies in Aachen, Germany, where he served as European CFO.
Mr. Kujawski is a certified public accountant in Arizona and served as audit manager in the mid-1990s for Arthur Andersen’s Phoenix office. He received his BS in Finance from Arizona State University and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The title of Kevin’s presentation is “Real Estate Investing in Today’s Low-Yield Environment”