Scott D. Berman

U.S. Advisory Leader
Hospitality & Leisure Consulting Group
PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

Mr. Berman is the US Advisory Leader of the Hospitality & Leisure Consulting Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. and a Principal in the Miami office. Before joining
PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., Mr. Berman was the Director of Development for Hilton International where he was responsible for new hotel development and acquisition of existing properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Berman is a specialist in the field of hotel and resort development and operations and has provided consulting services in the United States, South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, the Far East and the former Soviet Union. He has experience with a multitude of leisure time and tourism related projects including, but not limited to, hotels and resorts of all types, vacation ownership and resort residential development, recreational facilities such as golf courses and marinas, restaurants and other food service operations, and casinos.

Mr. Berman holds a B.S. from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. He is Chair of the Urban Land Institute Hotel Development Council, Chairman of the Industry Relations Committee for the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association and is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. He has also appeared on CNN's Inside Business as a lodging expert and been quoted on hospitality issues in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Forbes, and a variety of industry publications.