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Archive for March, 2017

Completion News: Portman Holdings, Derek White EVP Asset Management

We are pleased to have assisted Portman Holdings in the recruitment of Derek White as Executive Vice President, Asset Management. Derek was most recently Head of Asset Management, Hospitality, for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Congratulations and best wished to Derek and the Portman team.We are pleased to have assisted Portman Holdings in the recruitment of [...]

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More consolidation in the lodging industy: Ashford and Felcor

AHT’s bid to acquire Felcor continues combinations in the industry. Analysts opinions are mixed: Baird Equity Research noted that “while we believe a merger, if consummated, could be a meaningful value creation event for Ashford Trust, we ascribe a low probability to a merger being completed given that (1) Trust’s discussions with FelCor appear to [...]

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New Search Relationship – The Witness Group

We are pleased to engage with Columbus-based The Witness Group to assist in building their organization across multiple functions. We are conducting searches that will add strength to the team in human resources, construction, sales & marketing, and finance.

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In early 2013, we engaged Larry Mendez at Bannerot Partners to conduct a search for a chief operating officer for our company, Supertel Hospitality – a publicly traded REIT located in Omaha, Nebraska. I was familiar with Larry through his work in the hotel industry, and our Board of Directors endorsed the assignment. Larry was incredibly thorough, communicative, and effective throughout the process. In the end, we hired a very qualified candidate that fit our culture perfectly.
Mr. Kelly Walters, CEOSupertel Hospitality
I’ve always found him to be the consummate professional. He works very hard to understand the client’s need and has an expansive network which allows him to execute against the strategy.  Larry is ethical beyond reproach and understands how to gently nudge the process forward and across the finish line.
Bill Upshaw, President Lodging and Residential, TPI Hospitality
“I highly recommend Larry Mendez and Bannerot Partners. In the search work that Larry did for us, he was able to identify high caliber candidates in a relatively short time span. We were pleased with the professionalism of the process and the final outcome. “
Bob Joyce, EVP Human Resources, Extended Stay America