HAMA MEA annual membership promotes fellowship, industry interaction, peer support,  career advancement, and professional participation amongst distinguished and accomplished members. HAMA MEA members explore networking opportunities, learn about the upcoming industry and HAMA MEA events as well as asset management standards and best practices Our mission is the enhancement of hospitality asset managers through education, the advancement of the profession, and serving as the collective industry voice of hospitality ownership.

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HAMA MEA Members Benefits:

HAMA MEA’s relevancy in the industry is supported by its sponsorship and/or involvement with various research papers, online articles, and publications, all related to the hospitality asset management profession. HAMA members in the United States were instrumental in contributing to the hospitality industry’s CAPEX study initiative, AH&LA Uniform System of Accounts for Hotels – 11th Edition, and the Hotel Asset Management, Principles and Practices publications. It is the aim of HAMA MEA to become actively involved in the preparation of such major publications, endorsements, validations, best practices, and research studies, particularly considering how unique the Middle East is to other regions.

These meetings are typically structured as half-day meetings followed by social aperitifs & hors d’oeuvres and are invitation only to HAMA MEA members and selected VIP guests. These meetings are offered on a complimentary basis to active HAMA members. Meeting agendas are curated to include current industry & educational topics, productive discussion forums, and the latest industry communications and updates relevant to supporting our mission and increasing asset values on behalf of hotel owners worldwide. HAMA MEA members have access to all HAMA MEA events & initiatives at no additional cost. All HAMA Global Events are equally available to all members and participation is on RSVP basis as per each chapters requirements. 

The association and its members benefit from an unparalleled networking opportunity. Our target HAMA MEA membership includes over two hundred fifty (250+) members representing sovereign wealth funds, family offices, real estate investment firms, developers, HNI, private equity, financial institutions, individual owners, REITS, all dedicated to the hospitality industry. By 2021, global HAMA members should exceed 700+ HAMA MEA members over 4 continents have access to our online member’s contact database.

From a professional development perspective, HAMA helps to facilitate CHAM certification. The Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM) designation is the world’s only advanced certification available to accomplished hotel asset management professionals. CHAM designees represent an elite group of senior hospitality professionals whose advanced knowledge in all facets of hotel ownership and operations was developed over a significant number of years serving in the role of “lead” asset manager. HAMA MEA members have access to our online application & support process.

HAMA MEA is actively supportive and involved in international hospitality programs. HAMA MEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Academy of Hotel Management (EAHM). The long term collaboration with EAHM serves to educate students on the possibility of asset management as a career path and further helps to bridge the gap between an increasingly complex industry and education. In a region where maximization of value for hotel owners and investors is key, it is critical to educate future hoteliers so that they enter the industry with an investor ready mind-set. International HAMA affiliations are furthermore actively involved with major universities including L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Cornell University, and Boston University, regularly hosting educational seminars and sessions for tomorrow’s hospitality professionals. HAMA MEA members are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in all HAMA MEA academic events & initiatives

The HAMA MEA intranet, through www.hamamea.org, provides exclusive access for members to: 

    • HAMA MEA Members Forum
    • HAMA MEA Resource Library
    • HAMA MEA Recruitment Platform
    • HAMA MEA CHAM Application

All new, fully inducted HAMA MEA members will receive a copy of the coveted third edition of Hotel Asset Management Principals & Practices.

HAMA MEA enjoys strategic partnerships with leading institutions active in the hospitality, real estate, academic, and data services sectors. On account of several Memorandums of Understanding between HAMA MEA and these reputable organizations, HAMA MEA members benefit from exclusive discounts.

Three easy steps to get started.


Apply for HAMA MEA Membership

Become a member of HAMA MEA is possible by submitting the online application available on the website or alternatively downloading the application form.


Membership Approval

HAMA MEA is an exclusive organization and each membership application is subject to approval from the appointed HAMA MEA Membership Committee.


Become HAMA MEA Member

Once your application has been approved by the HAMA MEA Membership Committee and the annual association fee has been processed, your membership will be activated with your personalized login credentials.

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Required Qualifications

Interested in joining our network of professionals in the hospitality asset management industry? HAMA is composed of individuals, not corporations, and admission to membership is through the Membership Committee. Required qualifications for membership: