Peter Berk


Peter Berk has over 26 years of experience in the real estate industry and is widely regarded as an expert in the hotel industry.  Over the course of his career, he has arranged over $6 billion of debt and equity for hotel owners, comprising over 50,000 hotel rooms on a nationwide basis.  Berk has financed all the major brands including, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, Best Western, Wyndham as well as many independent hotels.

Prior to forming PMZ Realty Capital LLC, Berk was a top-producer at AFC Realty Capital where he ran the firm’s hotels division. He also worked for 10 years in the capital markets division at Sonnenblick-Goldman Company, where he helped run the group.

Berk received his Bachelors of Accountancy from George Washington University and his Masters in Real Estate Investment & Development from Columbia University. He is active in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Peter is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences such as The Lodging Conference, Hunter Hotel Conference, Meet the Money and the Asian American Hotel Owners Conference. PMZ Hotel Finance Group is a division of PMZ Realty Capital LLC.

PMZ has worked with our franchisees for over two decades financing all of the Hilton brands.  They have extensive experience with our brands and in the capital markets and have provided outstanding customer service.  Their business consistently finds creative financing solutions for our licensees, which, in turn, helps the Hilton Franchise Development Team achieve our growth objectives. PMZ brings trust and commitment to our franchisees.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with PMZ and recommending them to our franchisees in the future.

Bill Fortier
Senior Vice President Development, Hilton Worldwide