Author Bio
HNN columnist

Eduard “Woody” Wedel, Vice President of Asset Management and Acquisitions, is responsible for Chartres Lodging’s asset management activities including investment strategy execution, oversight of property managers and hotel operations, relationship management with lenders and capital partners, local market research and financial performance review; and acquisitions activities including market research, deal sourcing, investment underwriting, due diligence, document negotiation, and transaction administration. In the past 7 years, he has led several successful acquisitions, repositionings, turnarounds and exits overseeing all aspects of the investment. He is a graduate of Cornell University, graduating with a B.S in Hotel Administration with a finance concentration and Minor in Real Estate. Prior to joining Chartres Lodging, he gained experienced working for both JP Morgan Chase & Co. and The Leading Hotels of the World. He also gained early exposure to the hospitality industry through his many different roles at his family owned and operated restaurant.