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333 SE 2nd Ave.
Suite 3000
Miami, FL, 33131
United States

Phone: 954-649-9914

Scott Berman

Scott Berman Principal, US Hospitality Industry Leader
35 Palms Lodging Advisors LLC

Industry Specialty

litigation support - expert witness
due diligence
time sharing vacation ownership consulting
recreational facilities consulting


destination resorts
full service hotels
resort mixed use developments
tourism / destination management

Speaker Topics

global hotel industry trends
time share vacation ownership

Speaking Engagements

Frequent speaker and moderator of industry leaders' panels at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference and the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, among others.


Over 30 years of diversified experience in the areas of commercial and financial diligence, market and business strategy, and subject matter expert advisory within the hospitality, tourism, timeshare and leisure sectors.

Past Experience

Consultant, Laventhol & Horwath, Miami, FL.; Senior Consultant, Arthur D. Little, Washington D.C.; VP Development, Hilton International, Miami, FL.


BS, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Professional Memberships

Member of the Dean's Advisory Board, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; Member of the Advisory Board, Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University; Member of the Executive Board of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association; and Trustee of the American Resort Development Association.

Representative List of Clients

AccorHotels, American Hotel & Lodging Association, Apollo Management LP, Aspen Skiing Co., Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Brookfield Hospitality Properties, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Margaritaville Holdings Inc., Starwood Capital Group Global LLC, KSL Capital Partners, Carey Watermark Investors

Articles and Publications

Several academic journal articles written for the Cornell Quarterly and the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research.