Sean Hennessey is the founder and chief executive officer of Lodging Advisors LLC, a firm dedicated to providing high-quality counseling services to institutional investors, lenders, and other key players in the hotel industry. Prior to forming his own companies, Sean was a leading consultant and broker for more than 20 years. Sean began his career in daily operations over 30 years ago with companies such as Marriott, Disney World, and numerous restaurants. Sean graduated from Johnson & Wales in 1979 with an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 1983.
Sean is co-chair of the Lodging Industry Investment Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and the New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales Managers Association International. He is active with the ITM Hospitality Fund, which provides free hotel rooms for needy families of patients traveling to New York City for critical medical care.
A recognized expert, Sean has appeared on television shows such as CNN Headline News and MSNBC, and radio programs such as National Public Radio and Bloomberg News. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, The New York Times, and virtually all hotel trade journals. He has spoken at the major hotel industry investment conferences, as well as to such groups as the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Hennessey has written numerous articles on a variety of hotel topics. He prepared, on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Lodging Industry Mortgage Performance Report, and contributed to Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives, 3rd ed. He also contributed a chapter to the Business Enterprise Valuation: An Anthology for the Appraisal Institute. He has recently completed a chapter on hotel investing for Hotel Asset Management, 2nd edition.
Sean was cited by Crains New York Business as being “one of the nation’s top hotel consultants.”
Cheryl Boyer is the president of Lodging Advisors LLC, a firm dedicated to providing high-quality counseling services to institutional investors, lenders, and other key players in the hotel industry. Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in hospitality-related consulting, appraisal and finance. Prior to joining Lodging Advisors, Cheryl started her career in hotel operations with companies such as InterContinental Hotels and Accor. Cheryl graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration in 1987.
Cheryl is member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI). She is also a member of the Lodging Industry Investment Council, a board member of WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate, a founding member of the Women’s Hospitality Investment Network, a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and a past president of the Cornell Hotel Society’s New York Chapter.
Cheryl has authored several articles on hospitality and finance topics that have appeared in hotel and real estate industry publications. She has also been quoted in the trade and popular press including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Hotel Motel Management, Hotel Business, and Real Estate Forum. Cheryl has been a teacher at New York University's Center for Hospitality Industry Studies and has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University. She has spoken at major real estate and hotel industry conferences including Urban Land Institute, Americas Lodging Investment Summit, and the Lodging Conference. Cheryl was cited by Crains New York Business as one of its 40 under 40, an annual survey of rising stars, the New York business community.