Steve brings more than 35 years of experience and over $7.0 billion of executed transactions in the hospitality, real estate and capital markets industry. As Executive Vice President Advisory, Steve is focused on the growth of client relationships and associates while leading the firm’s Advisory & Lender activities. Steve also participates in client centric initiatives, investments, strategy and associate mentoring.
Before joining HotelAve,Steve was Managing Director leading investments/capital/advisory efforts for a privately held real estate firm’s new lodging developments and acquisitions. Prior to joining the private firm in 2019, he held the position of Managing Director – Real Estate and Capital Investments for Choice Hotels International, Inc., while co-leading $3.5 billion asset value creation in equity/debt investments for an upscale brand. Steve also was committee chair for Choice’s investment committee. Before Choice Hotels in 2008, he was SVP and senior business leader for Marriott International, Inc. focused on urban luxury, boutique and full service new development, in addition to asset management workouts and capital deployment. Steve led over $3 billion in capital transactions including the $900 million capitalization of two new development upscale lodging resorts and more than $750 million of debt/equity obligations sold to institutional investors. Prior to 1999, he was SVP Mortgage Banking with Transwestern Carey Winston, responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and executing more than $1.0 billion in commercial real estate capital. Prior to 1995, Steve held a number of various banking positions, including Vice President & Team Leader with Citicorp Real Estate (now Citigroup), where he managed a team of commercial real estate lenders and a portfolio of active and workout loans exceeding $1.0 billion.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Interests and Hobbies
Steve enjoys everything about wine, golf, cooking and laughing with friends and family.