An associate with HVS Asheville, Christian Cross has always been passionate about hospitality, growing up near Niagara Falls and attending a hospitality and tourism camp during elementary school. Christian’s employment background spans large hotels and a restaurant in his native Ontario, Canada. He served in a wide variety of roles, allowing him hands-on experience in many aspects of the hospitality industry. He also completed a one-year internship with the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association.
Christian earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Guelph in Canada’s oldest hospitality degree program, from which he graduated as class valedictorian. While attending university, Christian served as President of Hotel Association of Canada’s Guelph Student Chapter and Team Captain of the Hospitality and Tourism Case Competition team. Christian represented the university at the eighth edition of the Young Hotelier Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he obtained his Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA). In 2017, he was a finalist in a Canadian hotel development competition called HotelNEXT and presented at the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.
Christian got his start at HVS as an intern with the Vancouver office, where he discovered a passion for real estate. He now lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina, where he puts his skills, passion, and experience to practice providing a comprehensive analysis of both your hotel and your market.