CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials of Everwood Hospitality Partners (EHP), a leading hotel owner/operator with a growing portfolio of full- and select-service hotels nationwide, announced the company has named Sean Liu manager of investments & underwriting. In his new role, he will be responsible for the underwriting and due diligence of acquisition and development opportunities, as well as supporting the asset management of the EHP portfolio.
“Sean brings with him the ideal mixture of intense revenue management skills and asset management experience,” said Amit Patel, managing principal and chief operating officer, Everwood Hospitality Partners. “This ‘best-of-both-worlds’ skillset makes him perfectly suited to help Everwood achieve its aggressive, post-pandemic growth goals. As the industry rebounds, Sean will help us find and execute on attractive hotel assets located in major and secondary markets with multiple demand generators.”
Prior to joining the EHP, Liu was senior financial analyst with Urban Commons, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the budgets for the asset management company’s 18 hotel portfolio. Previously, he held various finance, asset management and revenue management roles within the hospitality industry working for ownership, third-party management and top-tier brands such as Kimpton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Hersha Hospitality Management. Liu earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“I look forward to helping Everwood maximize the profitability of its hotel portfolio throughout the individual assets’ lives, from pre-acquisition through eventual sale,” Liu said. “The company clearly is positioned for strong growth with a phenomenal team of hoteliers who have seen both sides of the ownership/management equation and can react accordingly on both their own behalf and as a third-party. Coming out of the pandemic will be informative for everyone in hospitality, and I am motivated to be a part of the on-going wave of industry revitalization.”