The LW Advantage

LWHA® professionals are/have been:

Graduates of renowned hotel schools including:
  • Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
  • New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management
  • Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – Switzerland
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Penn State School of Hospitality Management
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Delaware
  • Ithaca College
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Virginia Tech


Employed in a wide variety of corporate, management, and operational positions at all types of brand and independent lodging, hotel, restaurant, and food and beverage companies including:
  • Abercrombie & Kent Destination Clubs
  • BR Guest Hospitality
  • Briad Group
  • Bristol Hotels & Resorts
  • CARINO Hotels & Resorts
  • City Food Bar Inc.
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Denihan Hospitality Group
  • Field Hotel Associates
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hampton Inn
  • Harvey Hotel Company
  • Highgate Hotels
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Holiday Inn Worldwide
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • ITT Sheraton
  • Marriott International
  • Morgan Hotel Group
  • Sheraton
  • Southmark Hospitality Management
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • Tao Group
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants


Able to fluently conduct business in four languages:
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Spanish


Daniel H. Lesser is the world’s premiere hotel valuation expert who during his more than 30 year career was/has:
  • Employed by Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Steve Rushmore’s first hire upon the founding of Hospitality Valuation Services (now known as HVS) in 1981
  • Founded the Hospitality & Gaming Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
  • Founded the Hospitality & Gaming Group at CB Richard Ellis
  • Authored dozens of authoritative articles and treatises on a wide variety of hotel market, feasibility, and valuation topics and issues
  • Presented at dozens of hotel industry conferences, real estate industry forums, collegiate academic programs, and hotel brand conventions
  • Been retained to provide valuation/advisory services in connection with hundreds of hotels throughout North America including all 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, throughout the Caribbean, and in South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East
  • Testified as an expert witness in connection with a wide variety of hotel litigations and arbitrations