Edward L. Xanders, CHA, CAM, GRI, IAHA
Edward L. Xanders has over 40 years of hotel management experience, with
over 15 years in hotel management companies.
As President/Owner of Interim Hospitality Consultants, Tallahassee, Florida, which was formed in 1994, Xanders provides Operations, Feasibility/Market Analyses, Yield Management, Food & Beverage Controls, Human Resource Search/Training, Pre-Opening and Renovation Coordination, along with expert testimony to the hospitality industry across North America, Central America and the Caribbean Sea.
Xanders has performed over 1,500 Feasibility Studies with Financial Projections of various hotel brands in over 35 years of experience in consulting on the development of first-class hotel accommodations which has resulted in nearly $2 Billion in hotel developments coming to fruition.
In that time, he is unaware of a member of the Financial Community declining a hotel project based on a Study. He has also developed numerous projects for investors that included the Feasibility Study, engagement of Architect, General Contractor, Franchise (Holiday Inn, Comfort Suites, Staybridge Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel), construction and FF&E coordination, Pre-Opening Staffing and Operations Management.
Xanders heads two associated companies: Lodging Realty Services provides hotel brokerage on a national basis, and Lodging Management Services, LLC, assists on the development and operation of hotels nationwide.
His prior company was Cambridge Management Corporation, Tallahassee, Florida, from 1984 to 1993. He directed the operations of over ten hotels and condominiums. Two of the management contracts were extended five times until the properties were sold.
From 1972 to 1984, Ed was Vice President and Regional Manager for Management Resources, Tallahassee, Florida, along with assignments at Hospitality Management Corporation, Metro Inns Management, and Westbrook Inn Management, all of Dallas, Texas. During this tenure, he served as General Manager of the Tallahassee Hilton (246 rooms) from 1979 to 1984. Additional Hilton Hotel Management assignments included Hiltons in Macon, GA; Amarillo, Ft. Worth, Midland, and Abilene, TX; Wichita, KA; and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM.
Ed has a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Michigan State University; was designated a Certified Hotel Administrator in 1980 by the American Hotel Lodging Association; and is a 1990 Graduate of the Realtor Institute of the National Association of Realtors. He has guest-lectured at major universities and hotel schools while also teaching AHLA Educational Institute classes.
Ed holds the professional Real Estate Broker Florida license. Prior licenses include Community (Condominium) Association Management; and Mortgage Broker Business. Lodging Realty Services, which provides Hotel Industry Real Estate Services, and Lodging Management Services, LLC, providing hotel management to all types of hotels and condominium associations, are both owned by Ed. He has published Management Case Studies in the Florida Hotel Motel Association Journal and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association Hospitality monthly magazine. Interim Hospitality Consultants has marketed its services in the national publications of Hotel and Motel Management and Hotel Business.
Ed is a past president of the Tallahassee Lodging and Restaurant Association, and Past Board Member of the
Florida Hotel and Motel Association, Leon County United Way, and cofounder of the Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ed is a past-President of the Royal Oaks Neighborhood Association.
Ed has been a member while serving as various committee chairmanships and as a delegate to the American Hotel Lodging Association (member of the Extended-Stay Hotel Council), Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Florida State University Boosters, Springtime Tallahassee Festival, and Good Shepherd Catholic Church, along with membership in the Florida Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, the Latino Hotel Association, National Association of Condo Hotel Owners, and Superior Small Lodging of the United States. In 1999, he formed the International Association of Hospitality Advisors.
Ed is a widower, after 56 years of marriage. He has two surviving sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. After serving six years in the United States Air Force Reserves, he was honorably discharged having attained the rank of Sergeant.
- Michigan State University
- Bachelor of Arts, Hotel & Restaurant Management
- American Hotel Motel Association
- Certified Hotel Administrator, 1980
- National Association of Realtors
- Graduate of The Realtor Institute, 1990
- Guest lecturer at major universities and hotel schools
- Taught AH&MA Educational Institute classes
- Convention Hotels
- Mountain Resorts
- Beach Properties
- Condominium Hotels
- Limited Service Motels
- Marina Hotels
- Conference Center Hotels
- Bed and Breakfast Inns
- Extended-Stay Hotels
- Assisted Living
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