Joel leads GFI’s hospitality group with a focus on value creation and developing solutions to achieve ownership’s investment objectives. Joel brings more than 45 years experience in hotel & resort development, management contract negotiations, operation of lifestyle hotels, marketing and sales, capital projects, property tax valuation, and asset management. Prior to joining GFI, Joel was partner in Geolo Capital and a founding partner of Horwath HTL (Canada) and its Chairman and CEO. He has asset managed and provided advisory services to hotels and resorts ranging in size from 59 rooms to 1600 rooms in Canada, the US, Mexico, Caribbean and Asia.
Joel was a Partner in the hospitality consulting practices of Laventhol & Horwath and Price Waterhouse, where he worked with major hotel brands, lenders and developers. Before launching Horwath HTL (Canada), he was Vice-President of Marketing & Sales for Delta Hotels & Resorts where he was responsible for brand management, national and international sales and its guest loyalty program. Joel is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business.
GFI Hospitality, LLC
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