Trip Schneck is an industry-leading expert in specialty food, beverage (F&B) and entertainment procurement. In his current role at Cushman & Wakefield, Trip, along with his partner, Phil Colicchio, provides his expertise to our brokerage teams and other service lines to promote client-centric business development for existing developer, owner, investor, hotelier, resort and university clients around the country. Their strong relationships within both the F&B and entertainment communities serve as the currency that sets them apart in the era of newCommerce, and aid brokers as they assist their clients in building the right standout concept for their space.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakfefield, his work at Colicchio Consulting has given him a proven track record in the F&B industry in identifying, evaluating, conceiving, selecting, and contracting with food and beverage providers for food halls, hotels and shopping centers among other concepts. Since 2015, Trip and his partner Phil Colicchio have been at the forefront of “The Food Hall Movement”’, advising property owners and universities on the critical need for intelligently programming communal spaces to include authentic food and beverage offerings, markets, beer gardens, rooftop experiences and thoughtfully curated Food Halls. Founded in 2008, Colicchio Consulting, LLC expanded in 2017 to include the development of intimate venues to meet the demand for experiencing live performance in familiar retail, hotel and Food Hall environments.
Prior to Colicchio Consulting, Trip Schneck was the co-founder of HotelMe.com, a verified online review platform offering consumers trusted reviews from verified guests. He sold the company to Gannett in 2014.
Trip was also the president and co-founder of TIG Global. As president, he was responsible for the overall strategic direction, development, and operations of the company. Trip sold the company to MICROS in December 2009, which resulted in investors earning a 99% compounded IRR on their investment over an eight-year period.
Previously, Mr. Schneck served as vice president of asset management and strategy at Thayer Lodging Group, a private hotel ownership group with a nationwide portfolio. He oversaw distribution strategies, revenue management, sales, marketing, and business development initiatives across the company. He was also responsible for the asset management of the portfolio, comprising 23 hotels with a market value in excess of $2 billion.
Prior to joining Thayer Lodging Group, Mr. Schneck served as the operations director for several hotels and as a consultant working with large pension funds to improve hotel investment operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and he received his MBA from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Trip has served on the advisory board for Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research and is currently a board member at the School of Hotel Management at Auburn University.