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1991 Crocker Road Suite 600-703
Cleveland, OH, 44145
United States

Phone: 4404659442

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen MAI, AIA, ISHC
LW Hospitality Advisors

Industry Specialty

development services
market and feasibility studies
due diligence


boutique hotels
conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination resorts
family entertainment centers
full service hotels
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
resort mixed use developments
water parks

Geographic Areas

USA, Canada

Speaking Engagements

April 2015: Presenter, National Association of Sports Commissions Sports Event Symposium, "Crafting an Impactful First Impression: A Hotel’s Role in Sports Tourism” October 2014; Presenter, Ohio Conference on Tourism, “Political Action Committee” April 2014; Presenter, Quarterly Meeting of the Akron/Canton, Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, “Akron/Canton Hotel Market Update” January 2013; Presenter, Quarterly Meeting of the Cleveland Chapter, Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, “Cleveland Hotel Market Update” October 2012; Presenter, Ohio Conference on Tourism, “Political Action Committee” October 2011; Presenter, Ohio Travel Association Annual Conference,”Legislative Action Fund” April 2011; Presenter, Quarterly Meeting of the Cleveland Chapter, Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, “Cleveland Hotel Market Update” November 2008; Presenter, Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, “Lodging Innovations; Design and Technology”

Mission Statement

We believe that all decisions should be informed, and that credible data analysis combined with industry experience creates a superior path to informed decision making.


Eric’s passion and expertise are for all things hospitality. Eric assists his clients in making informed decisions through preparing feasibility studies and appraisals of leisure real estate including hotels, resorts, conference centers, social entertainment venues, sports facilities, golf courses, amusement parks, and other hospitality properties.

Past Experience

Director of Development Services, Hotel and Leisure Advisors 2007-2017, Cleveland, Ohio Principal, Cole + Russell Architects, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio 1992 - 2007


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Bachelor of Architecture 1989 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Certification in Hotel Financial Management 2007 School of Hotel Administration Executive Education Program

Professional Memberships

Designated member of the Appraisal Institute, American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Active Architectural Licenses: OH, Ohio Travel Association, Board Member 2011-2014 President 2015-2016, IAAPA

Articles and Publications

"Trends in Social Entertainment Venues" Hotel Online September 2017 “One Drop at a Time (Part Two)” World Waterpark Magazine October 2015 “One Drop at a Time (Part One)” World Waterpark Magazine September 2015 “Winning the Stay to Play Game” Hotel News Now February 2015 “Hoteliers Score Business with Sports Groups” Hotel News Now May 2013 “When the Waters Run Dry” World Waterpark, Convention Issue, October/November 2012 “The Impact of State Incentivized Tourism Development” Hotel Online, May 2012 “Making Sense of Green Certifications in Lodging Facilities” Hotel Online, September 2010 “Financing your Indoor Waterpark Resort in 2010” Hotel News Now, June 2010 “Property Condition Assessments: The Basics” Hotel Online, March 2009 “Is Water Conservation at Waterparks Considered Oxymoronic?” Hotel Online, April 2008 “Renovation Strategies for Success,” Hotel & Motel Management, September, 2003