Civitas Capital Group
Caroline Lerner Perel is a Managing Director of Civitas Alternative Investments and serves as President of Juno Development. Ms. Lerner is a Portfolio Manager for the Fund. She has spent her 18-year career in the hospitality industry with experience across a broad variety of disciplines, including: strategic positioning and branding, facility and revenue optimization, renovation planning and implementation, and asset management.
During her career, Ms. Lerner developed W Dallas for Gatehouse Capital, The Joule Hotel, a Starwood Luxury Collection property and the only 5-star hotel in Dallas and served as a financial advisor to a large private equity firm on its recent six-property, $100 million acquisition and several additional transactions.
Ms. Lerner co-founded Juno Development (now a Civitas affiliate). Previously served in senior positions with Gatehouse Capital (largest developer of W hotels), Phillips Hotel Group, TravelClick, and Fairmont Hotels, and was Principal/Founder of her own asset management / revenue management consulting firm.
Ms. Lerner is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, with a dual concentration in Strategic Planning and Finance. She is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women.