HOOVER, AL–HP Hotels, a leading full-service third-party hotel management company, announced today that Jeff Burns has joined the company as its Chief Investment Officer. HP Hotels CEO Kerry Ranson made the announcement.
In this role, Jeff will work closely with HP Hotels’ existing and prospective hotel property owners to assess their portfolios; investment opportunities; and the capital structure and market strategies for any given hotel property. Jeff will also advise investors who are new to the hospitality industry and work closely with HP Hotels’ executive leadership team and Advisory Committee in forming strategic direction.
Jeff has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as Principal, Acquisitions for JMI Reality, a private real estate investment and development company originally founded as an investment vehicle of the John J. Moores family.
Jeff is also founding co-partner with Matt Comfort of Bullwhip Capital Partners, LLC., an investment platform focused on the hospitality space. Among successful hotel investments, Bullwhip Capital has invested in multiple states across the U.S., including in Santa Fe, NM and Dallas. Bullwhip Capital is also an investor in HP Hotels.
Prior to forming Bullwhip Capital Partners, Jeff was a Senior Vice President for Behringer Harvard in Dallas where he managed $650 million in hotel investments for a private REIT across multiple funds.
“I have known Jeff and his partner Matt Comfort for a number of years,” HP Hotels CEO Kerry Ranson said. “He is a dynamic and energetic individual who understands exquisitely the role of third party property management from the owner’s perspective.
“I’m extremely pleased that Jeff has joined the HP leadership team, expanding our capabilities in offering investment and asset management counsel to a broad range of hotel owners and investors,” Ranson continued. “We also welcome Bullwhip Capitals’ investment in our own company.”