In 2018, I formed DD Hotel Advisors (DD|HA) after accumulating 25 years of experience in hotel real estate finance, advisory, and operations. DD|HA advises owners, developers, and lenders and invests our time and resources into hotel developments and underperforming hospitality real estate businesses.
Prior to founding DD|HA, I spent 18 years with HVS and finished as founder and partner of HVS' Tax Advisory service. After 18 wonderful years, my interests evolved into hotel development and investment, throughout my career, I have advised on hotel properties in 47 states and territories. I founded HVS’ Tax Advisory services following the collapse in the real estate and lending industry and their need for real estate and hotel tax strategy amidst depressed cash flows.
Currently, I am focused on enhancing asset value through innovative deployment of revenue and expense strategies. I have always taken entrepreneurial approach to the hotel business. Recently, I've developed a hybrid-use hotel and cannabis consumption business model that addresses latent demand for cannabis users.
The breadth of my experience spans across acquisition, disposition, development, distressed assets, and debt and equity transactions. I am a real estate broker licensed in the State of New York and have transacted over $100 million in hotel real estate. I have advised on over $1 billion in transactional value. Over the course of 25 years, I have developed strong relationships in the hotel investment world and now seeking to make investment in Hybrid-Use Hotel Cannabis real estate.
I am an adjunct professor at Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration. My wife Jessyca and I live in the Boston area and have four children.