Philippe Zrihen joins Sbe as Partner and Member of Executive Committee
In this role, Zrihen will work alongside sbe Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian on driving the company’s strategic vision and direction. Starting on October 1, 2016, Zrihen will have oversight over all of sbe’s corporate strategic and growth initiatives including leading the company’s investment, capital markets and portfolio management activities.
Zrihen will be based in New York.
Zrihen joins sbe from Houlihan Lokey where he served as Managing Director within the Real Estate Strategic Advisory group and was responsible for the firm’s global hospitality and leisure efforts. Prior to joining Houlihan, Zrihen was a Managing Director at Rothschild Inc. where he co-founded and led the firm’s North American Hospitality Practice.
Zrihen is recognized as a leading authority in hospitality investment banking, having served as trusted senior advisor to many of the industry’s most prominent companies and investment firms. Throughout his 20 year career he has served as banker on over $50 billion of strategic, M&A and capital markets assignments across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Most recently, Zrihen played an instrumental role in working with Nazarian on the acquisition of Morgans Hotels Group by sbe.