Daniel Vosotas purchased his first hotel in 1981 and founded Trans Inns Management in 1984 as a Michigan based owner/operator of hotel properties. By the late 1990s, Trans Inns had become one of Michigan's largest independent hospitality management companies and has since grown into a national company well structured to develop, acquire and manage across the US.
Trans Inns over 40 year history includes 67 hotel transactions, both acquisition and new construction, across the United States representing over $1 Billion in todays value. We have built exemplary relationships with premier franchisors, and our experienced management team has successfully navigated numerous business cycles and our properties consistently over-penetrate their market competitors .
We have a history of superb execution of market opportunities and offer premier reporting capabilities, compelling track record, strong operational and capital markets experience, and a demonstrated ability to maximize value and ROI for owners and investors.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
To be an entrepreneurial driven enterprise with a family-oriented culture that is intensely competitive, innovative in all aspects of the business, and strives to build and maintain a best-in-class hospitality management platform to maximize investment returns.
OUR PHILOSOPHY FOR SUCCESS:
Generate value through operational discipline while constantly challenging universal best practices
Foster strong, long term relationships by building a reputation for dependability, responsibility, and transparency nurture equity partnerships, work with leading franchisors on superior assets, and build a mutually beneficial industry network
Create an exceptional guest experience by empowering associates to better serve guests
Apply operational intensity and dynamically adjust for economic and market complexities
Develop and execute specifically crafted strategies to increase cash flow, protect property value, and maximize profitability
Constantly monitor, measure and direct energies accordingly to maintain smooth operations and agilely capitalize on opportunities as they arise
Meet the Team
James Vosotas, CFA
President/Chief Operating Officer
James rejoined Trans Inns in 2009 to refocus the company's strategic positioning, financial structure, and growth strategy to take advantage of market and industry conditions that resulted in co-founding VOS Hospitality, the lifestyle/boutique division of Trans Inns, with Daniel in 2012.
Previously, James worked at Citigroup's investment bank for over 5 years in their Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets group in Manhattan, NY where he focused on commercial real estate debt origination, syndication, M&A advisory, private equity capital raising, and Fixed Income securitization. He has structured over $13 billion of real estate securities, underwritten and originated over $2 billion in commercial real estate mortgage and mezzanine financings, and advised on over $10 billion of M&A transactions since 2004. James also has almost a decade of hands on experience growing up in the hospitality business working for Trans Inns in various operational capacities at both the property and corporate level through high school and college.
James holds a BS in mathematics and economics with honors from the University of Michigan and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Daniel Vosotas, CHA
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Vosotas purchased his first hotel in 1981 and founded Trans Inns Management in 1984. Trans Inns specializes in the management and development of full and select service hotels, as well as extended stay hospitality real estate.
The company's history includes over 67 properties across the US, representing over $1 Billion in today's dollars of hospitality real estate acquisition and development, and over $200 million in renovation projects. Trans Inns manages all properties in which it has an interest. Mr. Vosotas actively directs all aspects of the company including property and asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, ongoing operations and corporate development
Mr. Vosotas holds a BS from Wayne State University and CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) designation through Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business. He has also served on numerous boards and committees over the course of his career.
James & Daniel co-founded Vos Hospitality, the lifestyle boutique division of Trans Inns.