Stephen R. "Steve" Hennis

Adjunct Faculty; Advisory Board Member
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management

Stephen R. Hennis

Stephen Hennis has over 28 years of experience in the analysis of lodging real estate investments. Over his career, he has appraised and evaluated over 1,000 lodging facilities, and has been involved in the underwriting, negotiation, acquisition and disposition of over $1 billion in luxury hotels and resorts.

Prior to establishing Hotelogy, Steve oversaw the successful launch and expansion of STR’s consulting arm. Previously, he was managing director of Hospitium, a lodging advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and developments of luxury properties. Steve also served as vice president of hospitality investments for Lowe Enterprises and Destination Hotels & Resorts where he worked on acquisitions, dispositions and development projects. Steve began his career at HVS where he was vice president and director of research.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, and also sits on the Executive Advisory Board. He is a board member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), an MAI designated member of the Appraisal Institute and a Certified Hotel Administrator via the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He is a frequent presenter at hospitality industry conferences, including the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the Hotel Data Conference (HDC) and the Lodging Conference.


  • University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, BSBA.
  • Appraisal Institute, MAI Designated Member.


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