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Our Team

NLL's mission is to create a portfolio of institutional-grade, premium-branded franchised hotel investments for ourselves and our investor partners.

National Lodging & Leisure has assembled a highly experienced hotel acquisition and management team with over 200 years of collective experience in commercial investment properties, development, construction, and management of hotel properties nationwide.

National Lodging & Leisure

Acquisitions, Dispositions, Market Research, Capital Markets, and Investor Relations.

John J. Moran

President & CEO

A seasoned commercial real estate and construction professional, Mr. Moran brings over 35 years of experience in real estate investing, fundraising, private equity and commercial development. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for the acquisition and development of investment real estate properties totaling over 5.5 million sq. ft. valued in excess of $1 billion.

In addition to founding NLL, for the past 10 years Mr. Moran has run Moran Advisors, a real estate development and construction consulting firm specializing in hospitality projects. Recent engagements included: serving as owner’s representative in connection with a new $12 million Homewood Suites in northwest Indiana; and, providing investment advisory services and arranging a joint venture for the owners of a new $14 million Home2 Suites by Hilton in Bloomington, Indiana. 


Prior to forming NLL and Moran Advisors, Mr. Moran was president of Golf Sport, Inc., a national developer of golf practice centers, and held senior management positions with Vantage Companies, Duke Realty Corporation and Lauth Property Group.

Mr. Moran received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and is a licensed general contractor and real estate broker. He is involved with a variety of civic and industry associations including Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Association, and the National Sporting Clays Association.

James J. Gaydosh

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & CFO

A seasoned financial strategist, investment banker and business creator, Mr. Gaydosh, who will be responsible for investor relations and capital markets, has built multiple real estate investment banking platforms and real estate investment businesses and, over this period, raised over $5.0 billion in private and public capital. He has worked in all the major property sectors but has a specialty in hospitality and medical real estate.


Since 2009, Mr. Gaydosh has been the managing partner of GSP Partners – a value and thought driven real estate consulting firm. Prior to forming GSP Partners, Jay held senior management positions with Citicorp, McDonald & Company, Captec Financial Group, Origen Financial, Ryan Beck and Janney Montgomery Scott. 


Mr. Gaydosh holds a Bachelor of Science from Miami University. He is involved with several civic and industry associations including the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust, Urban Land Institute, Pension Real Estate Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and Shaker Youth Hockey Association.

William Raguse
Vice President, Construction

Based in Venice, Florida, Mr. Raguse brings over 40 years of experience in commercial construction management and is responsible for directing pre-development and construction activities of the company. Prior to NLL, he was responsible for overseeing numerous major property renovations and brand-mandated property improvement plans (“PIPs”).       

A highly experienced construction professional, Mr. Raguse has supervised renovation and new construction of numerous retail, industrial, office building and hotels projects throughout the country.

His formal training and education include a major in business from the University of Wisconsin, marketing and sales training in design/build, pre-engineered and general construction services, and Indiana and Florida real estate licenses. In addition, Mr. Raguse holds a master electrical contracting license.

Schahet Hotels

Hotel Management and Property Accounting

National Lodging & Leisure has teamed up with Schahet Hotels, a highly respected and experienced hotel owner, operator, and manager, to provide hotel management services. Schahet brings over 60 years of hotel management experience and currently owns ten select-service and full-service hotels with one new property in development. The majority of their properties are premium select-service brands from Hilton, Marriott & IHG – a perfect fit with our targeted acquisition strategy. Schahet Hotels portfolio of hotel properties, totaling over 1,200 rooms, includes:

AC Hotels by Marriott
Chesterfield, MO
Holiday Inn
Indianapolis International Airport
Doubletree by Hilton
Schenectady, NY
Home 2 Suites by Hilton
Indianapolis International Airport
Hilton Garden Inn
Indianapolis International Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Hudsonville, MI
( Under Development)
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Carmel, IN
Hampton Inn by Hilton
Schenectady, NY
Hampton Inn by Hilton
Westfield, IN
Hampton Inn & Suites
Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis
Hampton Inn & Suites
Indianapolis International Airport

Recognized by Lodging Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Hotel Management Companies to Know in 2020”, Schahet Hotels has an outstanding reputation in the industry and places strong emphasis on guest satisfaction and efficient operations. For example, their Holiday Inn Indianapolis International Airport consistently ranks as one of the top properties in the system and most recently received the prestigious IHG True Spirit of Hospitality Award (one of only 17 hotels in the United States), the highest honor given in 2021 based on guest satisfaction, cleanliness and safety scores. And the firm’s other hotels consistently receive the “Outstanding” designation from Trip Advisor, the online booking company’s highest ranking.

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