John Sonnier



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  • John Sonnier is a Director in the Hospitality Investment Advisory practice at Hodges Ward Elliott.  John specializes in institutional-grade hotel and resort property transactions, including select-service portfolios, throughout North America.
  • John joined the firm in May 1999.  Prior to HWE, John spent almost seven years as Vice President Development for Interstate Hotels and Resorts in Pittsburgh, PA.  Prior to that, John also held development and consulting positions at Red Lion Hotels, Kenneth Leventhal & Company, Prism Hotels and Pannell Kerr Forster in Dallas, TX where he started the Management Advisory Services practice in 1983.
  • John has been a frequent panelist and moderator at industry events, including the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) and The Lodging Conference. John earned a B.A. in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.