As President - Americas, Rod oversees strategy execution for HVS throughout its 40 Americas locations. HVS is the nation's leading consulting firm that is laser focused on the hospitality sector.
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HVS provides expertise through every phase of ownership across a wide range of hospitality assets. We help clients succeed in the complex consulting arena, from feasibility studies to exit strategies and everything in between.
Rod’s tenure with HVS spans almost 25 years, and during this time he has played an important role growing the company from a few locations across the Americas to now 40. He has done this primarily by fostering an extraordinary corporate culture, which is built on a foundation of excellence, service, and appreciation.
Rod is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser. Rod's consulting experience encompasses all hotel property types and brand segments, including convention headquarters hotels, resorts, limited- and full-service hotels, and extended-stay hotels. In 2007, Rod coordinated appraisals of nearly 200 properties associated with the $26-billion sale of Hilton Hotels to The Blackstone Group, an unprecedented transaction in the history of the international lodging industry and, to date, the largest assignment undertaken by the firm.
Rod grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration with honors. While at Cornell, he was elected to hold the position of Managing Director for the school's Hotel Ezra Cornell 69. He held positions with Mirage Resorts and Le Parker Méridien NYC before joining HVS. Today, Rod and his husband Jeff reside in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is the proud father of Rebecca (15) and Rory (12). The family's fifth member is a 190-lb. St. Bernard, Parker, named after their favorite hotel in Palm Springs.
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