John Bourret

  • John Bourret is a Managing Director in the Hospitality Investment Advisory practice at Hodges Ward Elliott. He specializes in institutional-grade hotel and resort property transactions throughout North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, including investment advisory, debt, and equity placements.
  • Mr. Bourret joined the firm in July 2019. Prior to HWE, he spent more than 13 years at HFF, LP, and was instrumental in the establishment and growth of their hospitality practice in Texas and the Central Region. Since 2014, Mr. Bourret and his team have been the top hotel sales advisor in Texas by a wide margin, both in total volume and number of transactions (double the next closest firm).
  • Mr. Bourret is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference and the Dallas Hotel Conference. He is also an active member of the North Texas Hotel Development Council of ULI. He earned a B.A. from Texas Tech University.

Pete Fehlman

  • Pete Fehlman a Managing Director in the Capital Markets practice at Hodges Ward Elliott.  He specializes in institutional-grade hotel and resort property transactions throughout North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, including debt and equity placements.
  • Mr. Fehlman joined the firm in August 2019.  Prior to HWE, he spent three years at JLL Capital Markets as part of the HFF acquisition.  Prior to this, Mr. Fehlman worked for 10 years at GE Capital where he played a key role in the re-launch of the hospitality lending platform.
  • Mr. Fehlman earned a B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa.

Austin Brooks

  • Austin Brooks is a Director in Hodges Ward Elliott’s Hotel Investment Advisory Group.  He specializes in hotel and resort property transactions in Texas and across North America, including investment advisory, debt, and equity placements.
  • Mr. Brooks joined the firm in July 2019. Prior to HWE, Austin spent over nine years at HFF where he completed more than $4.5 billion of transactions during that time.
  • Austin earned a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and is involved with The Real Estate Council and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

David Auer

  • David Auer is a Vice President in Hodges Ward Elliott’s Hotel Investment Advisory and Capital Markets Groups. David specializes in financial analysis and underwriting, transaction management, and the preparation of offering memoranda and pitch materials.
  • David joined the firm in September 2019. Prior to HWE, David was an Audit Associate with EY. During his three-year tenure, he performed extensive audit procedures and analytical analysis for a diverse client base of both public and private companies.
  • David graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance, an M.S. in Accounting, and was a five-year member of the Men’s Golf Team. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.