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Hospitality & Real Estate FP&A

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January 31, 2018

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GREGORY THOMAS HICKEY

*** ******** ******, ***. **, New York, NY 10012

ac3964@r.postjobfree.com (561) ***-**** linkedin.com/in/gregthickey/ EDUCATION

Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration Ithaca, New York Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management/Administration 2009 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Vornado Realty Trust New York, New York

Analyst, Vornado Hotels March 2016 – June 2017

• Performed underwriting and due diligence for prospective hotel acquisitions and developments

• Prepared, reviewed, and compiled analytical data for the REIT’s hotel properties

• Provided periodic variance reporting for all hotel KPIs relative to competitive set

• Created comprehensive valuation models

• Prepared financial reports including budgeting, forecasting, asset management, and revenue management analytics

• Reviewed and approved monthly cash flow waterfall forecasts

• Produced a complex 5-year forecast and investment report in Excel for existing hotel property, which included calculating incremental cash-flow, terminal value, net sale proceeds, and IRR post-major renovation

• Led weekly payroll meeting with Human Resources Director, and created payroll restructuring analyses on net labor cost effect of reducing union workforce and severance payouts

• Provided analysis and support for department heads to meet cost metrics

• Conducted cost vs. benefit analysis of all OTA (Online Travel Agency) revenue streams

• Performed CapEx contractor bid analyses and tracking

• Prepared ad-hoc reporting and analysis for senior ownership representatives Denihan Hospitality Group New York, New York

Food & Beverage Controller, The Benjamin Hotel October 2013 – March 2016

• Responsible for various operational and accounting functions such as balance sheet reconciliations, annual budgeting and monthly forecasting, labor management, scheduling and payroll

• Managed and oversaw operational systems, including Micros, Compeat, Microsoft Dynamics SL, BarVision, Delphi, Opera, OpenTable, and Kronos

• Ensured seamless integration of all appropriate data between systems to manage inventory through POS programming

• Oversaw the budgeting and management of both FOH and BOH inventory items, menu item mix and sales mix analysis

• Provided weekly COGS and monthly P&L reporting and analyses

• Successfully maintained a beverage cost below 18% and food cost below 26%

• Provided guidance and support to restaurant management and staff on procedural matters, implementing changes to improve controls

• Selected as a member of the 2015 Talent Development Academy program Samba Brands Management New York, New York

NYC Beverage Manager, SushiSamba 7 & SushiSamba Park January 2012 – October 2013

• Oversaw the daily operations of a 200+ seat restaurant, including managing and training a staff of 50+ employees

• Managed inventory of several hundred beverage products, and successfully negotiated and reduced the beverage cost by 20%

• Reviewed P&L accounting, and made recommendations on how to decrease costs and increase profitability

• Liaised with store-level and corporate management, accounting, marketing, consultants, contractors, developers, and real estate agents to facilitate and coordinate the opening of the first international restaurant in London The University Club at St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies Hospitality Consultant November 2009 – January 2012

• Recommended and assisted in implementing improvements to both operations and facilities of the Club and University campus

• Consulted with General Manager on Club and Restaurant support systems, best practices, and inventory and revenue management CERTIFICATES

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