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PIHE Entrepreneurs in Residence: Robert Gregor ’00, JD ’07
October 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Key areas of expertise:
- Hotel Operations
- Merger and Acquisitions Attorney
- Family Business Ownership
- Negotiated, Structured Draft Agreements
- Team Building and Problem Solving
Robert N. Gregor, Esq. is the founder and owner of Gregor Hotels and a practicing attorney in commercial litigation and transactional matters. He received his B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2000 and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2007.
In between undergraduate and law school, Mr. Gregor founded Sova Consultants, a hotel consulting firm specializing in feasibility studies for the lodging industry and was a regular contributor in several industry periodicals. Additionally, in 2002, Mr. Gregor founded Aurora Owle Books, a used and antiquarian book e-tailer. Following a foray into politics, Mr. Gregor sold his businesses and enrolled in law school in 2004.
During law school, Mr. Gregor received a teaching fellowship from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and was a teaching assistant at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. After law school, Mr. Gregor worked as a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, LLP in Manhattan specializing in mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded companies.
In 2009, Gregor Hotels was born. Throughout the next decade, Gregor Hotels grew in sales and room count, however, the Covid-19 pandemic forced a repositioning. Seizing on the growing short term rental trend, Gregor Hotels fused the “mom and pop” hotel with short term rentals by repositioning standard motel rooms into short term rental suites, studios, and apartments with a unique regional feel. The project is nearly complete and the results, both in terms of revenue growth and guest satisfaction, are tremendous. Gregor Hotels retains a family feel and boasts a diverse and talented team of hospitality professionals.
In addition to operating Gregor Hotels, Mr. Gregor recently joined the law firm of Klausner Cook, PLLC in Ithaca, New York, where he heads the firm’s litigation practice. Mr. Gregor resides in Lake George, New York where he is involved in several civic and governmental groups.
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