Chuck Bedsole II joins LWHA’s senior leadership team

LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA) has appointed Embree C. (Chuck) Bedsole II as managing director, asset management/restructuring and bankruptcy/M&A.

Bedsole, who is based in Dallas, has more than 40 years of international lodging industry experience with hotel companies and professional service firms in the areas of workout/restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, development, finance, operations and marketing. He has worked with various hospitality asset types including hotels, mixed-use resort developments, hotel condominiums, interval ownership, all-inclusive resorts and marinas throughout the globe including the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

With an advisory background that includes strategic planning, asset management, due diligence, feasibility, valuation, marketing and financing engagements for multinational companies, capital providers, developers, financial institutions and governments, Bedsole’s clients include private equity funds; investment banks; bankruptcy estates; institutional debt and equity sources; and international lodging companies.

“Chuck Bedsole’s capabilities and proficiency in lodging operations and real estate are wide and deep, which further enhance the firm’s senior ranks at a time when our clients have indicated that they anticipate a rapid volume of additional complex assignments that will require our expertise and assistance,” said Daniel H. Lesser cofounder/president/CEO, LWHA.

Evan Weiss, cofounder/COO/principal, LWHA, said, “Chuck Bedsole’s tenures with Alvarez & Marsal, Ernst & Young, Jack Tar Village Resorts and Vista Host Inc., strengthens LWHA’s litigation, receivership, value enhancement and workout strategy expertise.”

Bedsole said, “I am delighted with the opportunity to join LWHA, a group of well-known, highly respected lodging industry professionals who have developed the nation’s best-in-class hotel-centric valuation, advisory, asset management services and predictive analytics platforms.”

Peter Kressaty, chief commercial officer, LWHA, said, “We look forward to Chuck Bedsole continuing to expand our practice of problem-solving assignments that have resulted in significant value creation for our clients.”