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Jay Shah Discusses Advantages of Having A Law Degree

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  • Date Added : 2/25/2008
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Jay Shah

  • CEO, Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • male
  • Asian
  • 1968 (Age: 51 years old)
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Biography

Jay H. Shah currently serves as Hersha Hospitality Trust's Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Trustees. Shah is involved in all areas of the business with a particular emphasis on investor relations, capital transactions and acquisitions.

Previously, Shah served the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer and prior to that he served as the Managing Director of the Hersha Group, a private affiliate of Hersha Hospitality Trust that provides hotel management, development and construction management services to hotel owners.

Prior to joining the Hersha organization, Shah was principal in the law firm of Shah & Byler, LLP, a real estate and construction specialty practice, which he founded. Shah was previously a consultant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP, a legislative assistant to the late Senator John Heinz and worked with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Jay Shah received a Bachelor of Science degree for the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, a Law degree from the Temple University School of Law and an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

It's certainly been helpful and it probably helped me get a little further faster but I don't think it's absolutely essential. It certainly doesn't hurt. One thing you have to be very careful with a law background is that sometimes it makes your thinking very rigid and that is a tough thing when y...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 9 Jay Shah Discusses Hersha's Core Values
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 1 min. 0 sec.
Video 2 of 9 Jay Shah States Entrepreneurs Don't Necessarily Have To Be Creative
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 2 min. 58 sec.
Video 3 of 9 Jay Shah States Executive Leadership Must Stay In Touch With Next Level of Management
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 1 min. 25 sec.
Video 4 of 9 Jay Shah Discusses Challenges and Rewards of Being In a Family Business
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 3 min. 41 sec.
Video 5 of 9 Jay Shah States Entrepreneurs Need To Remain Flexible and Focus On Creating Value
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 1 min. 20 sec.
Video 6 of 9 Jay Shah Discusses Advantages of Having A Law Degree
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 1 min. 29 sec.
Video 7 of 9 Jay Shah Discusses Integration of Core Values Into Purchased Hotels
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 8 of 9 Jay Shah Discusses Tradeoff Between Buying Best Brand Versus Sticking With Core Values
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
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  • 1 min. 1 sec.
Video 9 of 9 Jay Shah Discusses Amount of Time Spend On Leadership Activities
  • Jay Shah - Lecture - Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • 2/25/2008
  • Jay Shah
  • 1 min. 3 sec.

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