Justin Westad began his hospitality career as a bellman at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, delivering the highest possible level of service and communication to guests. As a Senior Project Manager with HVS St. Louis, he remains someone to call on. Whether you have assets in the city, across Missouri, or in markets throughout the Midwest, trust Justin and the experts at HVS St. Louis to deliver the most comprehensive, authoritative, and timely insights into the value or feasibility of your hotel.
Justin’s past work in hotels and hospitality real estate includes positions with Marcus & Millichap’s National Hospitality Group in Chicago, where he specialized in disposition and advisory services for hotels across 13 states. His work in guest service at the Trump Tower helped the hotel attain AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star awards at a time when these were held by just seven hotels nationwide. Justin graduated magna cum laude from the School of Hospitality at DePaul University with a BS in Lodging and Revenue Management. He holds a Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA).
Justin took part in many speaking and mentoring engagements while in the hospitality school at DePaul. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he studied abroad in both Brazil and Mexico. He aspires to travel in Europe next. Justin remains active across the seasons, playing golf in the summer, tennis in the spring, hockey in the winter, and soccer in the fall.