Max Comess

  • Max Comess 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. Comess joined the firm in July 2019.  Prior to HWE, he spent more than 10 years at HFF as a founding member of HFF’s Hotel Group and was instrumental in the growth of their global hospitality transaction platform.  During this time, Mr. Comess closed over 150 hotel property transactions in 35 states valued in excess of $4.0 billion, with a primary focus in the State of Florida.  In addition to HFF, Mr. Comess has held leadership roles ranging across casino gaming development, modular hotel construction, investment management, hotel operations, and on behalf of a private family office.

  • Mr. Comess is an alumnus of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and is a member of Cornell Hotel Society, among other professional trade organizations. 

Rudy Reudelhuber

  • Rudy Reudelhuber is a Managing Director at Hodges Ward Elliott.  He specializes in institutional-grade hotel and resort property transactions in Florida and throughout North America and Europe including investment advisory, debt, and equity placements. He was instrumental in the establishment of our London office in 2004 and overseas HWE’s international capital market activities.
  • Mr. Reudelhuber joined the firm in November 1998.  Prior to this, Mr. Reudelhuber worked for two years in Hong Kong at TCW and two years in New York at SG Warburg and Swiss Bank, now part of UBS.
  • Mr. Reudelhuber has been a speaker at industry events, including the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), The Lodging Conference, and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E).  He earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar. He serves his community on the board of the Ecclesial Schools Initiative and as an ordained deacon of the Orthodox Church in America.

Alexandra Lalos

  • Alex Lalos is a Director in the Hospitality Investment Advisory practice at Hodges Ward Elliott. She specializes in institutional-grade hotel and resort property transactions throughout North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, including investment advisory, debt, and equity placements.
  • Ms. Lalos joined the firm in July 2019. Prior to HWE, she spent more than seven years at HFF where she was instrumental in establishing the growth of HFF’s hospitality practice and South Florida presence. Ms. Lalos has contributed to over $4.0 billion of hospitality transactions across the U.S. and the Caribbean.
  • Ms. Lalos is an alumna of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and an active member of the alumni community. She has served as president of the South Florida chapter of Cornell Hotel Society and is an active member of the Junior League of Miami.