Sean Banilivy

(516) 900 – 5670



Sean is the head of PLA’s Capital Markets Division. Sean graduated from Boston University with a degree in Hospitality Administration. Following his completion at Boston University, Sean took additional graduate courses at Cornell University with a focus in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management.


Prior to Joining PLA, Sean founded SJ Equity Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and presenting high-net worth investors on investment opportunities throughout North America.


Before founding SJ Equity Partners, Sean worked for JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group in Investment Sales, where he was responsible for producing Broker Opinion Values, underwriting, and participated in the disposition of multiple hospitality assets that equated to over $100 million in transactions.


In addition, Sean spent several years working for Marriott International’s Development, Planning, and Feasibility Group, where he was responsible for underwriting and conducting feasibility studies for over 100 proposed hotel developments throughout North America and Canada.


Sean began his hospitality career working for the New York Palace Hotel where he was working directly under the Director of Finance. Sean’s responsibilities included budgeting, auditing, and other areas related to financial performance.