Rick has 30+ years of hospitality industry experience related to new development and acquisition, CapEx analyses and ROI, economic valuation, workouts, branding, asset management, deal structuring, financial and operational analyses, and market and financial due diligence. He has worked on behalf of many different equity and ownership groups as both advisor and owner’s representative on new and existing hotel and hospitality-related projects. Rick began his hospitality career as a teenager, working in all aspects of hotel operations with several national hotel chains. Rick holds an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech University and a BSBA from the University of Denver. He is also a member of ISHC, HAMA, and ULI and has authored or co-authored industry-related research on a variety of topics, including the chapter, Planning and Managing Capital Expenditures in “Hotel Asset Management, Principles & Practices” published by the AHLEI in conjunction with HAMA, as well as several of the “ISHC CapEx Studies.” He is also a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on a variety of topics at industry conferences and universities.