Geoffrey Davis

Geoffrey Davis

Senior Principal, Davis Hotel Capital Inc.

Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management Advisory Board

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Biography at a Glance

Geoff Davis is the Founder and Senior Principal of Davis Hotel Capital.  Geoff is regarded as one of the top deal makers and hotel investment advisors in the hospitality industry.

Prior to founding DHC Geoff was a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Leon, Mayer & Co.’s hospitality real estate practice. Leon, Mayer & Co. is a Miami based Private Equity Investor with significant resort hotel and education platform holdings. His focus was on the firm’s investments in hotels, resorts and hospitality related ventures, both domestically and abroad.

Prior to joining Leon, Mayer & Co., Mr. Davis was the co-Founder, President and Senior Principal of HREC Investment Advisors, a national hotel investment banking firm focused on hotel investment banking, mortgage and property brokerage, and capital markets advisory work. While at HREC Investment Advisors Mr. Davis directed a team of over 30 professionals in 14 offices and oversaw and executed on over 800 hotel transactions with a market cap in excess of $14 billion dollars.

Prior to his work at HREC Investment Advisors, Mr. Davis was a Partner and President of Hospitality Investment Counselors. A boutique hotel investment banking firm with offices in New York and Denver. In addition to brokerage and investment banking the Principals of Hospitality Investment Counselors were involved in various hotel development ventures, as well as various asset management assignments.

Mr. Davis was also a Principal in Gemstone Hospitality, a hotel management and asset management company focusing on complex resorts and urban hotels.

Mr. Davis started his professional career at Pannell Kerr Forster, a well-respected accounting and consulting firm, where he rose to the position of Senior Manager.

Mr. Davis is a graduate of the University of Denver and today sits on their hotel school’s Executive Advisory Board. He is extensively published on hotel investment and market trends. He has been a successful investor in hotels throughout his career and remains an active hotel investor today. Creativity, persistence and experience are the hallmark of his approach to hotel investment and advisory throughout his professional career.

Born in Plainfield, NJ, today Mr. Davis resides in Denver, Colorado.