Mr. Lynn founded the asset management division of HVS in 1996 and has been involved in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. He has participated in the development and management of more than 200 hotel assets with a value exceeding $2.5 billion. He currently serves as President of HVS Asset Management & Strategic Advisory practice, based in San Francisco.
Prior to forming the asset management division of HVS, Mr. Lynn was Vice President of Richfield Hospitality Services and was responsible for the expansion of Richfield’s hotel portfolio throughout the western region of the United States. During his tenure, he identified and consummated more than 20 hotel transactions. He received the President’s Award for outstanding service to the client and community in 1993, and in 1994 the San Francisco office was recognized as the top producing development office in the Richfield system. He also served as asset manager for the Flagship resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the asset was selected as hotel of the year under his leadership in 1991. Prior, he served as Vice President of Operations for Brilyn,Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, and played a pivotal role in the management and rapid expansion of this privately held hotel development and management organization. During his tenure the company expanded from 4 to 13 hotel assets and Lynn was responsible for the daily operations of all hotel assets.
Previously, Lynn was senior vice president of Parkmount Hospitality Corporation based in Dallas, Texas and was responsible for the management of 15 hotel properties located throughout North America and Hawaii. Mr. Lynn holds a B.S.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a member of HAMA (Hospitality Asset Managers Association).