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600 West Fulton Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60661-1259
United States

Phone: +1-312-429-8012

Steven Marx

Steven Marx ISHC, MBA
Director of Client Services
Epstein Architects

Industry Specialty

architectural & engineering services
design & construction management / project management
development services
litigation support - expert witness
due diligence
ownership transition support


boutique hotels
condo hotels
conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
family entertainment centers
full service hotels
green hotels
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
time share & interval ownership
tourism / destination management
urban mixed use development

Speaker Topics

real estate

Geographic Areas

United States

Mission Statement

Founded in 1921, Epstein is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary global architecture, interiors, engineering and construction company that specializes in developing sustainable building and infrastructure solutions for clients in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.


Epstein is headquartered in Chicago with an additional domestic office in New York and international locations in Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania.

Past Experience

Steve Marx has gained a unique perspective of the hotel industry over the past twenty-five years successfully completing a wide variety of hotel dispositions and advisory assignments during many economic cycles. As President of Hotel Source, Inc., Steve's experience combines hotel brokerage, operations, ownership and commercial real estate. He founded Hotel Source in 1996 to create an innovative and uniquely focused company to combine hotel industry-specific insight with superior real estate knowledge. Steve quickly assesses shortcomings and opportunities in most every type of hotel asset and is able to implement a plan to maximize value. Steve has successfully represented institutional and private sellers in the value-driven disposition of hotels ranging in size, location and market orientation. He is particularly proficient at selling hotels performing below their potential. Steve is also Managing Member of a private equity firm that owns a resort market hotel.


MBA: DePaul University - Chicago, Illinois; Finance and Entrepreneurship. BA: Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan; School of Hotel Management.

Professional Memberships

Licensed real estate broker in multiple states. Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); Chicago Architecture Foundation; Landmarks Illinois; Michigan State University and DePaul University Alumni Association and Hospitality Advisory Board.

Representative List of Clients

Management firms, individual owners, developers, lenders and investors who are involved in the hospitality industry.

Articles and Publications

Steve Marx has been interviewed by and contributed to numerous publications including the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Commercial Property News, Crain's Chicago Business, Hotel Business, Hotel & Motel Management, Midwest Real Estate News, Realty and Building, Scotsman Guide and Real Estate Forum.