Eric Fong is President of InnValue Hospitality and has led the firm and team since its commencement. Prior to establishing InnValue, Mr. Fong was a Hotel Manager with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, holding various key operations management positions. He was also a member of Starwood's Six Sigma program, a council formed by Starwood Corporate to enhance revenue growth methods, lower cost initiatives, and research and implement operational efficiency strategies for Starwood properties throughout North America. Mr. Fong also achieved his operational experience, by holding either management or operational positions at the Sunset Tower Hotel (formerly the Argyle Hotel) and the Westin Copley Place Hotel.
Mr. Fong has developed a keen sense of financial acumen, spending his time overseas at JPMorgan's London office, working as an analyst in their Investment Banking - Structured Finance group. This group was specifically involved in financial transactions and structured loans for hotel real estate and restaurant facilities.
Mr. Fong also held the position as Senior Associate at HVS, a global hotel consulting and valuation firm. He provided consulting and advisory services to owners, management companies, and developers by performing market and feasibility studies, valuations, development consulting, cash flow projections, and litigation support. Mr. Fong has valued over $8 billion worth of hotel real estate transactions.
Mr. Fong received his B.S. in Hospitality Administration with a minor degree in Finance, from Boston University and is currently obtaining his MBA at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.