Biography at a Glance
Rick has 30+ years of hospitality industry experience related to new development and acquisition, economic valuation, workouts, branding, asset management, deal structuring, financial and operational analyses, and market and financial due diligence. He has worked on behalf of many different equity and ownership groups as both advisor and owner’s representative on new and existing hotel and hospitality projects and acquisitions. Rick began his hospitality career as a teenager, working in all aspects of hotel operations with several national hotel chains. Rick holds an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech University and a BSBA from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Denver. He also holds various memberships, including the ISHC, HAMA, and ULI and has authored or co-authored industry-related research on a variety of topics, including a recent chapter in “Hotel Asset Management, Principles & Practices” published by the AHLEI in conjunction with HAMA, as well as the “ISHC CapEx study”.