Tarek M. Daouk is the Founder and Managing Partner of Smartotels Hospitality International, a hotel real estate investment and full-service hospitality management company planned to develop and operate hotels under its proprietary lodging brands. Prior to founding Smartotels, Mr.Daouk was Head of Hospitality at Goldman Sachs's Realty Management Division in Europe responsible for hotel acquisition, asset management and disposition activities. Prior to his time in Europe, Mr. Daouk was involved in hotel acquisitions for the Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds in the U.S. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Daouk worked at InterContinental Hotels Group in the Development & Investment Analysis Division of the Americas regional office. Prior to InterContinental, Mr. Daouk was a management consultant in the Hospitality & Leisure Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Daouk serves on the Board of the Cornell Hotel Society, MENA Chapter and is the Event Chair of the Dubai Lodging Outlook Seminar, an annual seminar co-hosted with Smith Travel Research. Mr. Daouk received a BSc in Hotel Administration with distinction from Cornell University and an MSc in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.