Robert M. Solmson

President at Fairwood Capital LLC

Robert M. Solmson

Robert M. Solmson

President at Fairwood Capital LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Fairwood Capital LLC
RFS Hotel Investors, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

214

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1947

Age

72

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Chief Business Officer at Lazard Asset Management LLC

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President at Davidson Capital Management Corp.

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Former Fund Advisor at Lazard Alternatives LLC

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Chairman at Value Insight Partners LP

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Dean at New York University - School of Law

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Deputy Chairman & Head, Global Marketing at Lazard Asset Management LLC

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Vice President, Management & Finance at Memphis Jewish Federation

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Member, Executive Leadership Team at UJA-Federation of New York

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Vice Chairman of Lazard & Chief Executive Officer of LAM at Lazard Ltd.

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Of Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Robert M. Solmson
President at Fairwood Capital LLC
Education
Undergraduate Degree

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center. Academic Divisions Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. The undergraduate institution offers 40 majors, 20 minors and more than 1,100 courses—an enviable curriculum for a school of only 1,770 undergraduate students. W&L also features the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges. The School of Law, one of the smallest nationally recognized legal programs in the country at about 400 students, has its own dean and faculty. It offers the Juris Doctor degree and, for international law graduates, the Master of Laws degree in United States Law. Faculty and Students As one of the nation's best teaching colleges, W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. Virtually all of the University's professors hold the Ph.D. degree or equivalent earned doctoral degree, and all faculty members are active in continuing self-development as scholars and teachers. There are no teaching assistants. The average class size is 16 students, and nearly one-fourth of all classes have no more than 10 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. W&L is also notable for its national and international student body. W&L's students live in 48 states and the District of Columbia and hold citizenships in 47 other countries. About 14 percent of undergraduates come from Virginia, with large numbers of students arriving from Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Student Life Once on campus, W&L students are highly involved in student government, athletics and student activities. The University fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including the 2007 national champions in women's tennis. Students can also participate in over 125 clubs and organizations, including a student newspaper, a broadcast radio station, and cable television station. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of the University is its student run Honor System, and the environment that it creates on campus and in Lexington. Students at W&L enjoy unparalleled academic and social freedom. Undergraduates typically schedule their own final examinations, all students take their exams unsupervised, personal property is generally safe on campus, most University buildings remain open twenty-four hours per day, and a student’s word is accepted and respected both on campus and in the community. Since its inception, the Honor System has fostered a sense of community and trust that continues to enhance the lives of Washington and Lee students, during enrollment at Washington and Lee and in their later personal and professional lives.

Career History
President
2008 - Current

Fairwood Capital LLC is a real estate investment firm which focuses on the acquisition and recapitalization of hospitality real estate and operating platforms. The company was founded by Robert M. Solmson, former CEO and chairman of publicly held RFS Hotel Investors (RFS), and Richard Reiss, Jr., chairman of Georgica Advisors and a former RFS board member. It pursues a value-oriented investment strategy that seeks to acquire a portfolio diversified by brand, geographic location and market segment, primarily in premium-branded, select service, extended-stay and full-service hotels. It is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Founder
1993 - 2011

RFS Hotel Investors, Inc. provides real estate investment trust services. It offers services for the residential, commercial and government sectors. The company is located in Memphis, TN.

Boards & Committees
Independent Trustee
2011 - Current

Lazard Alternative Strategies 1099 Fund is a non diversified closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The company was founded on June 28, 2011 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
2004 - Current
Independent Director
2004 - Current

Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. is a closed-end investment fund, which engages in seeking total return through a combination of dividends, income, and capital appreciation. The company was founded on April 6, 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN WHO ARE UNABLE TO ACHIEVE THE SAME OR HAVE DIFFICULTY DOING SO FOR FINANCIAL REASONS. THE MAIN FORM OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY MOST IS SCHOLARSHIPS TO HELP STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE MEMPHIS AREA THAT CHARGE TUITION.

Board Member
Current

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis (BGCM) is all about creating opportunities for children through after-school education. We serve nearly 4,000 members between the ages of 6 and 18 each year by providing the fun experiences and critical guidance kids need to build bright futures. Through a variety of academic and recreational programs, BGCM empowers members to make productive use of their time and wise decisions in their lives. It’s how we’re opening doors for Memphis kids every day, at the positive place for kids.

Board Member
Current

THE MISSION OF THE MEMPHIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IS CONNECTING, ENGAGING, AND STRENGHTENING JEWISH MEMPHIS. THE CENTER IS A MEMBER ORGANIZATION WITHIN THE UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH AND THE MEMPHIS JEWISH FEDERATION.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2015

SUSTAINING MEMPHIS' WORLD-RENOWNED CULTURAL VITALITY AND STRENGTHENING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

$2,500 - $4,999
2014

SUSTAINING MEMPHIS' WORLD-RENOWNED CULTURAL VITALITY AND STRENGTHENING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

$1,000 +
2012

SUSTAINING MEMPHIS' WORLD-RENOWNED CULTURAL VITALITY AND STRENGTHENING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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W.P. Carey, Inc., Carey Watermark Investors, Inc. purchase Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. /Hotel 5 from Fairwood Capital LLC

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