Chris Ballou currently severs as an Associate for LW Hospitality Advisors, based in Cleveland, OH. Prior to joining LWHA, he served a similar role with Hotel & Leisure Advisors, conducting appraisals, market feasibility studies, and economic impact studies throughout the United States.
Mr. Ballou has an extensive background in hospitality operations, both as General Manager for multiple Great Wolf Lodge resorts and as a previous board member of Convention and Visitors bureaus in both Sandusky, OH, and Traverse City, MI. He also has a strong financial background from his time spent in financial management with Great Wolf Resorts, a Sheraton full-service hotel, and a Six Flags Amusement Park.
Mr. Ballou obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University, is a registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant in Ohio, and holds a Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics.
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