Mark joined Hodges Ward Elliott (“HWE”) in 1983. HWE has sold more hotels corporately, and Mark has sold more hotels than any other individual in the United States. In the last 22 years, he has personally sold and/or financed over 1,315 hotels, totaling approximately 259,000 rooms, with a dollar volume of approximately $39 billion. The firm transacted on over $4.8 billion in hotel real estate since the beginning of 2013.
Mark is currently the co-chairman of Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (“IREFAC”), and he is mentioned annually as the leading hotel broker by Real Estate Forum magazine and Commercial Property News. He has written articles for Real Estate Finance Journal and authored a chapter in the Hotel Investment Handbook, as well as being quoted in the Wall Street Journal as a lodging industry expert. Mark has been a recipient of the prestigious “Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year” award, “C. Everett Johnson” award, and Mark has been a speaker at the Harvard Business School.