Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE) is saddened to share the news that company President Mark Elliott passed away unexpectedly on June 12th.
Mark joined the firm in 1983 and has served as the strategic leader of the firm’s various business lines for nearly forty years. Along with his partners, he dedicated his career towards shaping the culture of HWE and his steady-hand approach remains a central pillar of the firm’s overall philosophy.
Mark is also one of the true legends in the hospitality industry and over the course of his career, he sold more hotels than any other individual in the United States. He was a past co-chairman of Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council, was a recipient of the prestigious “Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year” and “C. Everett Johnson” industry awards and has long been one of the hotel sector’s most recognized spokespeople and experts.
Family, friends and associates alike are devastated by the loss of Mark. He conducted himself everyday with integrity and a competitive spirit that inspired everyone he worked with. Beyond his professional accomplishments, his intelligence, kindness, and friendship were treasured by all who knew him on a personal level.
HWE will continue in Mark’s legacy, though he will be forever missed.