Hank Fonde, Jr. is a Director for CBRE Hotels’ Consulting, leading their Asset Management and Investment Services practice out of Jacksonville.
He is a recognized authority on the hospitality industry. He joined PKF Consulting USA in 2010, which was acquired by CBRE in July of 2014, to develop the asset management practice. Mr. Fonde previously served as President of Baymeadows Management Corporation, where he was involved for 23 years in ownership, operations, development of 65 hotels in 12 states. The properties included most major brands and independent concepts, specializing in Marriott and Hilton new development. He is experienced in acquisitions, new development, construction, capital replacement, renovations, conversions, franchise licenses, raising debt and equity, municipal incentives, grants, creative financing, zoning, regulatory, and legal issues. He began his hospitality career with Holiday Inns, Inc., where he was involved in the development of franchised hotels and the rollout of the then-new Hampton Inn brand.
Clients include hotel companies, private developers, banks, law firms, colleges and universities, and private equity funds.
Mr. Fonde holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Jacksonville University.
He is an active member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) and was awarded Developer of the Year by Hilton Worldwide in 2010
- Rhodes College, Bachelor of Arts
- Jacksonville University, Master of Business Administration
- Member, Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA)
- 15 Year Tenure as Member of Duval County Tourist Development Council
- Developer of the Year, Hilton Worldwide (2010)
- Chairman, Super Bowl XXXIX, Cruise Ship Lodging Committee
- Alex Brown Realty
- Bank of the West
- Burr Forman, LLP
- Fowler White Boggs
- Hanover Street Capital
- Intl Speedway Corp
- Morris Manning Martin
- Sierra Land Group
- Wells Fargo Bank
- AmSouth Bank
- Bankers Financial Corp
- Household Bank
- John Hancock
- New York Life
- Summit Hospitality Gp
- Zions Bank
- Atlantic Coast Bank
- Brookfield Prop Partners
- Greenwood Resorts
- Lincoln National Life
- Rogers Towers PA
- Spotts Fain PC