Archon Hospitality Joins Center for Real Estate Finance as an Industry Fellow
Archon Hospitality has become an Industry Fellow of the Center for Real Estate Finance (CREF) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Archon Hospitality, based in Irving, Texas, is one of several specialized divisions of Archon Group, LP, an international, full-service commercial real estate investment management and mortgage loan company.
Todd Giannoble, president of Archon Hospitality, will represent the company at meetings of the CREF Industry Fellows. Giannoble is a 1995 graduate of the School of Hotel Administration.
“With properties that include some of today’s best known hotel brands, Archon Hospitality is a valuable addition to our Industry Fellows program,” said Jan deRoos, the HVS International Professor of Finance and Real Estate and executive director of CREF. “The research results that stem from this partnership will help power the real estate industry forward.”
Committed to superior quality and service, Archon Hospitality provides on-site management and asset management services for an expansive portfolio of well-respected brands recognized the world over. Archon Hospitality directly manages or asset manages over 347 hotels across 19 different brands and is one of the largest franchisees of Marriott, Hilton, and IHG.
“As a sponsor of the 2009 Cornell Real Estate Case Competition, we connected with industry professionals, as well as Cornell faculty and students,” said Giannoble. “We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with CREF by becoming an Industry Fellow.”
The Industry Fellows program is the cornerstone of CREF’s outreach efforts. The program helps fund the annual Cornell Real Estate Case Competition, seminars on current industry topics, student travel to real estate investment conferences, as well as faculty research. The first meeting of the Industry Fellows was held in January during the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in San Diego.