CHM has extensive experience in asset managing hotels at varying stages of transition and has partnered with the lending community for nearly two decades, developing strategies to recover collateral value and execute a timely exit successfully on behalf of a wide variety of financial institutions. In fact, CHM's company roots can be traced back to the early 1990s, at which time senior executives of the firm first identified the unique needs of lender clients and worked to develop and implement strategies specifically targeted at stabilizing distressed assets coming into receivership, optimizing value and preparing hotels for sale. Based on the success of early work with lenders, founding partners identified the applicability of hotel asset management services across non-distressed assets, which led to the formation of CHM in 2000.
In light of recent economic conditions, there has been a resurgence in the marketing of lender services—"Hotel Receivership" and "Distressed Assets" are active buzzwords within the lodging industry being touted by a wide-variety of groups, including hotel consultants, management companies and independent advisors, all of which have shifted their menu of services to include lenders.
CHM has remained true to its core business of providing unparalleled hotel asset management and investment advisory services and has neither reinvented the wheel, nor re-packaged our services to appeal to the masses. Rather, what we offer are the same time-tested techniques and expertise that has proven successful in targeting issues and addressing challenges of hotels and the entities that own them. The fundamental approach and process with respect to all ownership groups is the same - understand investment objectives and develop and implement the optimal strategy for achieving results.