David Mei '94

David Mei

David Mei '94

Vice President, Owner and Franchise Services
IHG

David Mei serves as vice president, owner and franchise services, for the Americas region for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He was appointed to the role in July 2015. Owner and franchise services leads IHG to attract, support, and grow with those owners and franchisees who will help the company to continue to expand its brands' distribution and preference. David is responsible for IHG’s market feasibility and impact process, leading the development marketing efforts, and managing relationships with hotel owners and franchisees. 

David also played an integral role in the post-merger integration of Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants during the earlier part of 2015.

David previously served as IHG’s vice president, capital investment and transactions, where he was responsible for asset acquisitions and dispositions, including development launch of EVEN® Hotels. He joined IHG as director, project finance and investment analysis, establishing and managing the company’s first analytical team at its location in India.

Before joining IHG, David served as senior director and client value manger, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) ratings for Standard & Poor’s (S&P). At S&P, David was responsible for issuer and investor outreach and relationship management and developed the company’s hotel ratings and underwriting criteria. Before joining S&P, David held various positions with Prudential, including hotel lender, hotel asset manager, and valuations analyst.

A 1994 graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, David holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He has been a frequent speaker on hotel investments and commercial mortgage-backed securities, having participated in numerous Mortgage Bankers Association panels and legal conferences.

David has been married for 12 years to his wife Inga, and they have two children, Alexander (8) and Sophia (7). His hobbies include spending time with family and friends, surfing, swimming, watching Duke basketball, and travel.