LK Eric Prevette, Principal
With more than 30 years of real estate, finance and hotel experience, Eric is the Managing Principal of Luxury Hotel Advisors, Inc, which works exclusively with luxury hotel owners, developers, lenders and operators.
He launched Unique Hotels in 1987 and that same year, co-founded Bel-Air Hotel Company. Eric has successfully repositioned and assisted in the sale of hotel properties valued more than $500 million and provided valuable asset management and other advisory services to owners and lenders of over 50 luxury hotels in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia.
His extensive experience includes serving as president for the Resort Properties Division of The Irvine Company, president and CEO of Olympus Hospitality Group/RockResorts, and Senior Vice President for finance and development with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
He holds an MBA with a concentration in real estate and finance from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from High Point University.
Carlos C. Lopes, Principal
Prior to becoming a Managing Principal for Luxury Hotel Advisors, Inc, Carlos served as Vice President & Managing Director of Hotel Bel-Air and the Palace in New York as well as EVP and COO of Olympus Hospitality responsible for directing hotel operations, marketing, and branding strategies for eight Rock Resort properties.
Carlos co-founded Unique Hotels and the Bel-Air Hotel Company. Over a period of five years with partner Eric Prevette, he successfully repositioned and managed over 50 luxury hotels and assisted in the sale of properties valued in excess of $500 million.
Previous to that, he served as Senior Vice President at Rosewood Hotels and responsibilities included operations, branding, centralizing marketing, and distribution initiatives. He also served as Sr. Vice President of Marketing of Four Seasons Hotels during their primary expansion which included new hotels in Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver, Newport Beach and New York.
Recently, Carlos redeveloped the new iconic Hotel Californian, one of the newest luxury lifestyle hotels on the west coast.
Charles C. Black , Principal
As a Managing Director of Luxury at Compass Beverly Hills—and prior to that, as Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Development for Hilton & Hyland—Charles has honed his skills of perception and intuition helping to introduce clients to some of the most stunning, soul-inspiring properties in the Greater Los Angeles area. Another of his innate skills is integrating and leveraging the delicate but critical interplay of sales, marketing, and real estate development—a quality that is born only from experience.
The practical application of these disciplines is best evidenced by his tenure as Director of Sales & Marketing for Montage Beverly Hills, in which he implemented key strategies that helped expand their global presence, as well as significantly drive sales. He has also held several leadership positions for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company playing an integral role in the early sales and marketing efforts of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Grand Cayman.
Teresa A. Holden, Principal
Teresa has over 20 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive in luxury hospitality and has been affiliated with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, W Hotels, Ian Schrager Hotels and St. Regis Hotels. Teresa was a member of the advisory team that participated in the development and launch of the W Hotel brand. This included the development of brand vernacular, guest touch points and sales presentations that resulted in an extremely high brand recognition.
She directed the marketing effort to maximize the value of Cap Juluca prior to disposition and has developed marketing strategies for the prestigious Paws Up Resort in Montana, Sea Island Resorts off the coast of Georgia, Kona Village on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood.