Mark Woodworth of R. M. Woodworth & Associates is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has over 35 years of hospitality industry advisory experience.  Among his other clients, Mark works closely with the principals and senior management of Kalibri Labs in furthering strategic research and other services offered to the real estate and investment sectors of the lodging industry. He was previously the Senior Managing Director of CBRE Hotels | Americas Research (formerly PKF Hospitality Research). Before being acquired by CBRE, Mr. Woodworth was a Partner and Industry Chairman of the Hospitality Industry Consulting practice for Coopers & Lybrand L. L. P.

Mr. Woodworth has been quoted on hospitality issues in such noted publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Barron’s, USA Today, The Financial Times and numerous industry publications. Furthermore, Mr. Woodworth is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, is a Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer at Cornell University and is a member of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the current Chairman of the Conference of Business Economists and sits on the Lodging Investment Roundtable of the AH&LA.  He also serves on the Finance & Property Committee of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the School Council at Henderson Mill Elementary and advises the Georgia Hospitality & Lodging Association.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University.

Mr. Woodworth has managed and conducted consulting assignments, involving both the public and private sectors, throughout the U.S. He has worked for the industry’s leading lenders, developers, chains and management companies and has dealt with all aspects of management contract negotiation, operations, development and financing.  Mr. Woodworth has been qualified as an expert and has testified in contract-related litigation and/or bankruptcy matters in New York, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and the U.K. regarding hospitality properties.


  • S. Cornell Univerisity School of Hotel Administration
  • MPS Cornell University School of Hotel Administration