International Hospitality and Commercial Real Estate Advisor Richard has over twenty years experience in industrial and hospitality related real estate, finance, capital markets, and operations. He spent much of his career directing and managing industrial and financial organizations in Georgia, Colorado, and California. Richard has a strong understanding of the complexities of financing and managing real estate holdings that involve substantial operational components. He has negotiated the purchase, lease, and sale of properties associated with the organizations he managed. For the last seven years, Richard's area of emphasis has been in hotels and hospitality. Hospitality, more than other real estate class, has a large operational component. Richard brings his experience in operations, real estate negotiation, and finance to Engel & Volkers. In the past three years, he has arranged over $400 million in financing for commercial real estate projects. Richard graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Leeds School of Business, Boulder, Colorado and has an M. S. from Rochester Institute of Technology. Richard also holds an Owner President Management certificate from Harvard Business School.