Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE) is saddened to share the news that company President Mark Elliott passed away unexpectedly on June 12th.

Mark joined the firm in 1983 and has served as the strategic leader of the firm’s various business lines for nearly forty years. Along with his partners, he dedicated his career towards shaping the culture of HWE and his steady-hand approach remains a central pillar of the firm’s overall philosophy.

Mark is also one of the true legends in the hospitality industry and over the course of his career, he sold more hotels than any other individual in the United States.  He was a past co-chairman of Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council, was a recipient of the prestigious “Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year” and “C. Everett Johnson” industry awards and has long been one of the hotel sector’s most recognized spokespeople and experts.

Family, friends and associates alike are devastated by the loss of Mark. He conducted himself everyday with integrity and a competitive spirit that inspired everyone he worked with. Beyond his professional accomplishments, his intelligence, kindness, and friendship were treasured by all who knew him on a personal level.

HWE will continue in Mark’s legacy, though he will be forever missed.

Mark is survived by his mother, Dorothy Elliott, sister, Cynthia Ruggles, loving wife of 38 years, Lorri, daughter Brynn and son Paxton.

In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Mark’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to:

The Bible Project

The Village Church at Vinings (Mark and Lorri)
2220 Bolton Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Flood Church (Paxton)

Church of the Resurrection (Brynn)
1500 N. Ave. 53.
LA, CA 90042

Thursday, June 17, 2021

HM Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill
4550 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30319
Visitation 5pm – 8pm

Friday, June 18, 2021
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30305
10am Visitation
11am Funeral Service