Ed Duess serves as the Vice President of Asset Management for Gehr Hospitality, where he focuses on maximizing the value of the company’s investment portfolio. His responsibilities include executing the portfolio’s business plans, project managing renovations, and streamlining property operations.
Prior to joining Gehr Hospitality, Ed worked with DiNapoli Capital Partners, a privately held real estate investment firm. During his time there, Ed focused on asset management activities such as improving the hotel portfolio’s performance, project managing renovations, underwriting prospective acquisitions and acted as the interim General Manager for one of their properties. Prior to DiNapoli, Ed spent over a decade in various management roles in the rooms, food & beverage, and sales & marketing divisions at several hotels, most recently The London West Hollywood, The Beverly Hilton, and the Hollywood Roosevelt.
Ed earned a Master of Business Administration at UCLA Anderson School of Management with a focus on Real Estate Finance. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration.