Mr. Bedsole brings more than 33 years of industry experience, including eight years with Big Four professional service firms and five years of corporate-level experience with hospitality companies in the areas of acquisitions, development, finance and marketing. He brings substantial domestic and international experience with various hospitality asset types including hotels, mixed-use resort developments, hotel condominiums, interval ownership, all-inclusive resorts, and marinas. He is also experienced in residential, commercial and industrial projects in Latin America.
With advisory experience that includes strategic planning, asset management, due diligence, feasibility, valuation, marketing and financing engagements for multinational companies, capital sources, developers, financial institutions and governments, Mr. Bedsole has worked in major markets in the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. His clients have included significant private equity funds, investment banks, bankruptcy estates, institutional capital sources and international lodging companies.
Mr. Bedsole also brings significant restructuring and workout experience through two major lodging industry downturns, including major assignments as the chief restructuring officer for a large destination resort in Mexico and a debtor and creditor adviser for multiple master-planned resorts and lodging portfolios.
Before A&M, Mr. Bedsole served as a practice leader in the hospitality and leisure group of PricewaterhouseCoopers and for seven years as a practice leader for Latin America and hospitality in Ernst & Young's Real Estate Advisory Services Group. Prior to this, he served as the director of development for Jack Tar Village Resorts, Inc. (a subsidiary of Sammons Travel & Resorts) and was responsible for resort acquisitions in Latin America and the Caribbean. He began his career in hotel operations and marketing serving as a hotel general manager and later as a corporate director of sales for Vista Host, Inc., a hotel management company based in Houston.
Mr. Bedsole earned a degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese. He is a lead sponsor of the Dallas Hotel Conference and is a frequent speaker at key industry conferences on lodging and real estate development in the U.S. and Latin America.
He has authored numerous articles for industry publications, including GlobeSt.com, National Hotel Executive and Hotels magazine. He also served as a guest lecturer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s Certificate in Property Repositioning program.