Hotel Development Council (HDC)

Mission

The Hotel Development Council (HDC) is comprised of a “best in class” group of developers, owners, operators, lenders, investors, brokers, advisors and consultants of hotel and resort projects located throughout the United States.

The HDC strives to keep our membership comprised of senior executives from a cross section of the lodging industry, yet with an eye on rising influencers from the industry and to select individuals who will contribute their knowledge and expertise to the group.  Each council meeting is designed to stimulate thought provoking exchanges among members and for members to share real-time examples and details of current market conditions and transactions.  These meetings are set up to be confidential, collegial and collaborative with the goal of having genuine take-home value for members from lessons learned to the exploration of new ideas/trends.  Ultimately, the goal of HDC is to provide its members with information and interaction not available at any other industry conference.

HDC meetings typically combine both industry panels moderated by council members on relevant and current topics affecting the industry, as well as guest presenters who are distinguished leaders in their respective fields to provide strategic thought and purpose to a relevant topic affecting the lodging industry.

Get Involved Recent Agendas

The goals of the HDC include:

  • Exchanging new ideas and opportunities
  • Sharing lessons-learned and best practices to correct mistakes and to ensure a prosperous future in hospitality for generations to come
  • Reviewing deal structures to better understand demand and improve investment returns
  • Serving as a repository of up to the minute industry statistics and other information to keep our members apprised of current market trends
  • Inviting unique guest speakers whose thoughts and ideas are often critical to the well-being of the industry
  • Networking and socializing within the Council to cross-pollinate ideas and advance the business objectives of the membership and to foster collegiality and true friendship among Council members
  • The Council provides its members with an engaging ‘”open forum” to discuss current trends and key issues impacting the industry which is specifically designed to enable and encourage members to contribute their energy and ideas

Interest Areas

  • Acquisition, Development and Financing of Hotel and Resort Projects
  • Asset classes include limited service, boutique, full service, luxury, and convention hotels
  • Topics of discussion include related issues involving mixed-use, residential, recreational, gaming and other hospitality-related real estate projects
  • Topics relevant to the cycles of real estate including foreclosure, workouts, bankruptcies and other matters that are impacted by all market cycles Members come from REITs, private equity, banks, hotel managers and franchisors, foreign and domestic capital sources, large and small hotel developers, intermediaries and other relevant sectors of the hospitality industry.

Members

Toni Alexander

Chair
InterCommunications,Inc.
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Peter T. Belisle, II

Vice Chair
Market Director, Southwest
JLL-Leadership
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Greg O'Stean

Vice Chair
Chief Development Officer – North America
Interstate Hotels and Resorts
Arlington
VA
United States

Jena Thornton

Vice Chair
Managing Partner
Magnetic ERV
Seattle
WA
United States

Richard A. Warnick

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Managing Director
CHMWarnick
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

Eric Calder

Member
Partner
Dune Real Estate Partners LP
New York
NY
United States

W. David P. Carey III

Member
Carey DH Investments, LLC
Honolulu
HI
United States

Rajesh Chandnani

Member
Vice President, Strategy
WATG | Wimberly Interiors
Beverly Hills
CA
United States

Jeffrey Dauray

Member
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust
Bethesda
MD
United States

Michael A. DeNicola

Member
EMA Lodging Group
Irving
TX
United States

Jerry Earnest

Member
Chief Investment Officer
EPR Properties
Hoboken
NJ
United States

Lan Elliott

Member
Vice President, Transactions & Asset Management
IHG
Sandy Springs
GA
United States

Mark W. Elliott

Member
Partner
Hodges Ward Elliott
Atlanta
GA
United States

Jan Freitag

Member
Senior Vice President
STR
Hendersonville
TN
United States

Andrew J Gindy

Member
Principal
Walton Street Capital, L.L.C.
Chicago
IL
United States

John R. Hardy

Member
President/CEO
The John Hardy Group
Atlanta
GA
United States

Charles S. Henry

Member
President
Hotel Capital Advisers, Inc.
Brooklyn
NY
United States

Roger G. Hill, II

Member
Chief Executive Officer
The Gettys Group
Chicago
IL
United States

Allie Hope

Member
Head of Development & Acquisitions
Virgin Hotels
New York
NY
United States

Jeffrey Horwitz

Member
Co-head, Private Equity Real Estate Group
Proskauer
New York
NY
United States

Daniel Kwon

Member
Partner
Apollo Global Management
New York
NY
United States

Guy Langford

Member
Advisory Partner
Deloitte
New York
NY
United States

Mark H. Lanspa

Member
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo
New York
NY
United States

Antonio Lariño

Member
Partner
Rockwood Capital, LLC
Darien
CT
United States

Warren J. Marr

Member
Managing Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
New York
NY
United States

Suzanne Mellen

Member
Senior Managing Director - Practice Leader
HVS
Westbury
NY
United States

John G. Murray

Member
President/Chief Operating Officer
Hospitality Properties Trust
Needham
MA
United States

Paul Novak

Member
Executive Director Lodging Investment
Whitman Peterson
Key Biscayne
FL
United States

Chris Oka

Member
Managing Director
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
New York
NY
United States

Justin Pattner

Member
Co-Head of Real Estate Acquisitions in the Americas
KKR
San Francisco
CA
United States

Daniel C. Peek

Member
Senior Managing Director
HFF
Tampa
FL
United States

Kim A. Richards

Member
President
The Athens Group
Santa Barbara
CA
United States

Rick Ross

Member
Co-Chair, Hotels and Leisure
Dentons
Phoenix
AZ
United States

Michelle Russo

Member
President
Hotel Asset Value Enhancement, Inc.
Providence
RI
United States

Jamie Sabatier

Member
Englewood
CO
United States

Noah Silverman

Member
Chief Development Officer, North America Full Service Hotels
Marriott International, Inc.
North Potomac
MD
United States

Robert Stiles

Member
Principal & Managing Director
RobertDouglas
Larkspur
CA
United States

Heather Turner

Member
Managing Director
DiNapoli Capital Partners
Walnut Creek
CA
United States

Jonathan Wang

Member
EOS Investors
New York
NY
United States

Sean Williams

Member
Head of Lodging
GreenOak Real Estate
New York
NY
United States

Lawrence B. Wolfe

Member
Vice Chariman and Co-Head
Lodging Capital Markets Group
New York
NY
United States