Andrew Benioff is the Founder and Managing Partner of Llenrock Group, LLC, a real estate investment banking and advisory firm.
Mr. Benioff previously served as managing partner and head of the hospitality and leisure finance group at a Philadelphia-based real estate investment-banking company. In less than three years, he helped increase the firm’s yearly transaction volume from $200M to more than $800M while also leading an extensive restructuring and rebranding of the firm.
Mr. Benioff has 15 years’ experience in the operation and management of luxury hotels. He has held management and executive level positions at Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, Nikko Hotels International, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in the U.S., and a traditional Ryokan (Inn) in Atami, Japan.
Author of numerous articles, Mr. Benioff has discussed real estate finance in the pages of Scotsman’s Guide, Hotel Business, Hotel Real Estate, and the Cornell Real Estate Review. He has appeared as a guest speaker for the real estate programs of Cornell University, Villanova University, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and Temple University, and has served as a panelist or moderator at numerous national real estate conferences.
Mr. Benioff is co-chairman of the Philadelphia chapter of the Cornell Real Estate Council and is Founder and Chairman of the Philadelphia Real Estate Council. He serves on the Philadelphia regional board for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Benioff received his M.B.A. with a focus on Finance and Real Estate from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and holds a B.A. from Connecticut College.