Eric Hansen currently serves as Director with LW Hospitality Advisors®, bringing more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of hospitality valuation, advisory, and development services. He provides services to corporate, institutional and individual clients on many facets of hospitality real estate including expert testimony, site evaluation, highest and best use analysis, appraisals, and feasibility and market studies.
Most recently Mr. Hansen served as President of Distinct Valuation and Consulting Group, Inc, a hospitality consultancy he founded in 2017. Tenured experience includes serving as Director of Development Services for Hotel & Leisure Advisors, where he completed more than 250 studies, appraisals, and consulting assignments over a 10-year period. Mr. Hansen’s architectural experience was as a Principal with Cole + Russell Architects where he was the responsible architect on more than 65 hotels and conference centers of various brands and chain scales. He led C+RA’s hospitality studio in their relationship with Marriott, as the prototype architect for the Courtyard by Marriott brand. Mr. Hansen is a past president of the Ohio Travel Association where he served as an officer and nine-year board member, leveraging his hospitality experience for the betterment of Ohio’s tourism industry.
Mr. Hansen earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and received a certification in Financial Management of Hotels through the Executive Education program at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Mr. Hansen holds an MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, is a licensed architect with membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).
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