"While representing sellers in more than $400 million of transactions with
HEI, I have consistently witnessed them perform an enormous level of diligence on the front end,
which has given my firm great confidence in their ability to consummate a smooth transaction. This
confidence has been well-placed as they have never re-traded price on our transactions."
Mark Elliott, Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliott
Acquisition and Development
HEI is one of the most active investors in full service, upper upscale, and luxury hotels through
acquisitions, construction take-outs, and ground up developments. We have amassed approximately $2
billion in hotel properties, and are positioned and on track to acquire and/or develop approximately
$500 million annually in hotel real estate.
HEI's uniquely advantaged business model and investment process provides sellers with:
Combining decades of industry experience, HEI's extensive Acquisition & Development team is
vigilant, focused and capable of processing complex transactions with great speed. Our Investment
Committee, comprised of five HEI senior executives, is prepared to meet on a moment's notice, in
order to respond to opportunities with issuance of an unconditional commitment to close a
We pride ourselves on our reputation of closing transactions at the originally agreed upon pricing
with sellers. Our extensive transaction experience, well-defined investment strategies,
comprehensive yet efficient diligence process, and willingness to invest pursuit dollars on the
front end, all work to eliminate "negative surprises," allowing us to consistently provide sellers
with unrecanted offers.
With over $1.2 billion in equity commitments from an institutional investor base of prestigious
university endowments, HEI's private discretionary funds enable nimble,
confident transactions. Further, HEI typically closes its transactions all equity without third
party debt, thus removing debt financing as a condition to close.