about us

Think Hospitality is a rapidly expanding real estate development and hospitality company owned by three lifelong friends – Hunter Gellin, Mark Shemel, and Shawn Vardi.

More than just a lifelong friendship, Think Hospitality is about creating a community within the heart of the arts district for locals and tourists alike by providing multiple food & beverage outlets and beautiful rooms only 1 block from the beach.

Our Team

Our Leadership

Shawn Vardi


Mr. Vardi is directly responsible for the management and operation of all of Think Hospitalities assets in Miami which include restaurants, hotels, condominiums, retail and brokerage divisions.

Shawn holds a B.S. in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Small Business from Northeastern University, magna cum laude.

Mark Shemel

Founder and Co-President (P)

Mr. Shemel oversees Think Hospitalities New York Operations and is responsible for Hotels, Corporate Housing and Retail leasing for the New York portfolio.

Mark holds a B.A. from Union College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; and an M.S. in Real Estate Development from NYU.

Hunter Gellin

President (P)

Mr. Gellin oversees and is directly responsible for the aesthetics of each of the properties that think currently manages, creating the vision of each location, and implementing each brands identity it with the team from beginning to end.

Hunter holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University.

Navin Mahtani

Managing Partner

Mr. Mahtani is responsible for new business development which includes pre-opening operations along with Finance.

Navin holds a B.S. in Marketing and Finance from Northeastern University.