Shawn Punjwani is a real estate developer and hospitality management professional. He presently maintains the roles of Founder and CEO of Embassy Hotel Holdings, LLC based in Minneapolis.
Shawn Punjwani is a real estate developer, hospitality management professional and richly experienced executive leader. Propelled by an entrepreneurial mindset and influenced by his small business expertise, Punjwani brings a uniquely strong perspective to the projects he works on. Backed by nearly four decades of experience in store management, real estate development and hospitality management, Punjwani’s command as a leader is diversified.
According to his colleagues, Shawn Punjwani’s professional career has been energized by an innovative mindset from the start. A go-getter by default, Punjwani’s approach to business has always been that of an entrepreneur. He has launched and worked with numerous startups over the years. Along the way, Punjwani has acquired a business acumen that stands strong across various industries.
Shawn Punjwani’s nearly three decades of experience have comprised of roles such as:
- Senior Management Director at Southland Corporation (1984 – 1990)
- Management Consultant at Charts Limited (1990 – 1992)
- Founder & CEO of Embassy Holdings LLC (1992 – present)
Throughout his career, many of Shawn Punjwani’s roles have been managerial in nature and in practice. A natural self-starter, Punjwani’s entrepreneurial energy guided him to launching one of his first startups early into his career. This pursuit resulted in his roles as Senior Management Director, which involved Punjwani fully managing 7 store locations owned and operated by Southland Corporation. Punjwani’s 6 years with the company resulted in various achievements, both formal and informal. Most notably, he was recognized district-wide as the ‘Second Top Most Performer’ for bringing the most NOI to the venture on a district level.