Senior Vice President of Investments
As the Senior Vice President of Investments, Charlie works with other members of the senior management and investment teams to expand First Hospitality’s portfolio footprint through acquisitions, development, and third-party management contracts. He also works to align the company with new capital sources to help foster growth.
Charlie has over 35 years of experience in the industry and brings a valuable broad-based background to the lodging and recreational real estate industries. Prior to joining First Hospitality, he worked at Solid Rock Group for 5 years as the President for its investment advisory and asset management efforts, and at Omni Hotels as the Vice President of Development. Before that, he spent 15 years with CNL Financial Group as its Executive Vice President and COO for their hotel and lifestyle properties REITS. Charlie has played a leadership role in $8.2 billion of transactions, $3.7 billion in the acquisition of 84 hotels, $1.2 billion in the development activities for 17 hotels, $2.4 billion in the acquisition of 120+ recreational properties, $250 million in 8 hotel dispositions, and $650 million in hotel underwriting advisory work which led to a successful closing. Charlie holds a B.A. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
In his free time, Charlie enjoys traveling with his family, seeking out new restaurants and music venues, growing in his faith, and is an active golfer and tennis player. Additionally, he’s served on various industry and community advisory boards. Charlie has been married for over 30 years and has two children who are currently enrolled in post-graduate studies.