ATLANTA - Access Point Financial, LLC (APF), a leading direct lender and specialty finance company focused exclusively on the hospitality industry, announced the appointment of Mike Huffman as Managing Director. The recent appointment follows the ongoing improvement in hotel market performance and as hospitality professionals increasingly seek out flexible loan programs to finance new hotel projects or recovery efforts.
“Mike is a welcome addition to our leadership team and his decades of financial expertise will no doubt provide our customers with the guidance needed to select loan options that ensure long-term success,” said Michael Lipson, CEO of Access Point Financial. “As someone who also holds considerable experience in working for the hospitality industry, Mike’s professional background will further prove to be an essential asset in structuring new loan agreements that take unique market requirements into full account.”
Prior to accepting his new position as Managing Director for APF, Huffman held several notable roles that include serving as Vice President for the hospitality sector of Heller Financial. Huffman further served as Director of Investment Management for Highgate Hotels where he formulated strategic relationships with organizations such as Westbrook, Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Rockpoint, Investcorp and RREFF. Huffman is also credited with financing more than $2.5 billion in transactions across the full spectrum of leverage levels. Huffman additionally holds CPA certification, a BS in accounting as well as an MBA from Depaul University.
“We are on the verge of returning to more prosperous times for the hotel industry and I am honored to be a part of an organization that possesses both the knowledge and financial resources needed to further spur hoteliers towards recovery,” said Huffman. “Access Point Financial without question is the premier provider of financial services for hospitality professionals, and I look forward to adding my experience as a resource for customers to achieve their business goals and company growth expectations.”