LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Gehr Group (www.gehr.com) announced the promotion of Mr. Ed Duess to the executive team at its hotel-focused division, Gehr Hospitality, as Vice President, Asset Management.
“Ed joined our team at Gehr Hospitality last year, and he quickly impressed us with his professional skills and industry expertise,” said David Lifschitz, President and CEO of The Gehr Group. “In his new role, Ed will oversee the operations of our expanding portfolio of hospitality assets.”
“Ed has been a great addition to our team,” added Thuong Luong, Chief Investment Officer of Gehr Hospitality. “I am very pleased with his promotion and I am excited about the future of our hotel portfolio, as we accelerate our growth.”
Prior to joining Gehr, Ed spent a decade in hotel operations with notable properties like The Beverly Hilton, The London West Hollywood, and The Hollywood Roosevelt, gaining experience in front office operations, food and beverage, and sales. While attending UCLA for his graduate studies, Ed worked at DiNapoli Capital Partners, underwriting prospective acquisitions and maintaining asset management for the firm’s portfolio. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in Hospitality Administration, and a Masters of Business Administration from UCLA, focusing on Real Estate and Finance Strategy.
About Gehr Hospitality:
Gehr Hospitality (www.GehrHospitality.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Gehr Group, is a hospitality-focused investment firm based in Los Angeles, California. Gehr Hospitality and its affiliates own a wide range of hotel, nightlife, residential, and commercial real estate assets throughout the United States.
Over the last five decades, The Gehr Group has established a successful track record investing in and operating over $1 billion of hotels, multifamily, office, retail, and industrial real estate properties and creating substantial value through opportunity sourcing and hands-on asset management. The company is currently expanding its real estate portfolio through the acquisition and development of additional hospitality and multifamily real estate assets.