New York, March 21, 2018 — Daniel H. Lesser, President & CEO and Evan Weiss, COO, Principal of LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA) today announced the appointment of Eric B. Hansen as Director of the firm. Mr. Hansen, who is domiciled in the Cleveland/Akron Ohio area, has twenty-five years of experience providing an array of hospitality real estate advisory services including: expert testimony, site evaluation, highest and best use analysis, market and feasibility studies, and appraisals.
“Eric’s combined valuation and architectural experience are unique, and his capabilities in lodging real estate are wide and deep, which further enhance LWHA’s senior ranks,” said Daniel H. Lesser. “LWHA recently marked its seventh-year anniversary, and during the near term we anticipate additional growth with new service offerings, and expansion of our geographic footprint,” said Evan Weiss.
Most recently, Mr. Hansen served as President of Distinct Valuation and Consulting Group, Inc. Mr. Hansen has development, consulting, and transaction advisory experience working with firms that include: Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Cole + Russell Architects, Corporex Companies, and while serving as an Officer and Past President of the Ohio Travel Association.
Mr. Hansen earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati and received a Certification in Financial Management of Hotels through the Executive Education program at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Mr. Hansen is a MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute), a licensed architect with membership in the American Institute of Architects, and a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants.
Mr. Hansen noted, “I am delighted with the opportunity to join LWHA. Dan Lesser and his partners Evan Weiss and Gary Isenberg enjoy sterling reputations, and they continue to rapidly develop the nation’s leading go-to lodging valuation, advisory, and asset management services platform.”