Steve Mendell HEI

Steve Mendell

Principal & Co-founder


Steve co-founded HEI in 1985 and then re-established HEI in 2002. From 2002 through 2012, Steve led the company’s acquisition program which resulted in the acquisition of approximately $2 billion of hotel assets. A 30-year industry veteran, Steve also spearheaded the international expansion of HVS International in 1990 with the opening of offices in London, Athens, Dubai and Singapore over a 5 year period. Steve now resides in Florida, where he oversees the HVS offices described above and provides strategic advice to HEI.


MA, City University of London
BS, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Received Cornell University of Hotel Administration Hospitality Innovator Award

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