Cyrus Vazifdar

  • Cyrus Vazifdar 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, including investment advisory and equity placements.
  • Mr. Vazifdar joined the firm in June 2019. Prior to HWE, he spent 9 years at HFF, and was instrumental in the establishment and growth of their offices in Miami and Washington, DC. Prior to this, Mr. Vazifdar worked for three years at Canyon Equity, an owner and developer of ultra-luxury resorts and branded residential.
  • Mr. Vazifdar earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University, and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.

Alex Yiankes

  • Alex Yiankes is a financial analyst in the Hospitality Investment Advisory practice at Hodges Ward Elliott. He assists with the data collection, analysis, and creation of marketing packages that are produced for the firm’s clients.
  • Alex joined the firm in October 2019. Prior to HWE, he spent a year at White Lodging working across multiple capacities at the operational level. Prior to this, Alex interned at Marriott International working within their feasibility department where he was responsible for due diligence, market research, and underwriting prospective development opportunities.
  • Alex was a member of the Real Estate Club and earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University.