Mike Bendert, an Associate working with the HVS offices in Atlanta, Asheville, and Charleston, has years of experience in finance and accounting, knowledge he puts to use in conducting valuations for complex full-service hotels. Mike collaborates with other HVS hotel experts in the southeast to bring you conclusions about your hotel that can help you meet your goals. For the most authoritative hotel appraisals in markets across the south, trust Mike and HVS.
One of Mike’s earliest professional roles was at the front desk of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower in Orlando, Florida. Other hotels in his professional hands-on background include the Westin New York at Times Square, the Best Western in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the Hotel Monaco Chicago, the Hotel Burnham, and the Hotel Allegro. Mike also served in the Leadership Development Program for Fairmont Hotels & Restaurants. Mike earned a BA in Hospitality Business from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where his studies included Real Estate & Development with a focus on Hospitality.
Mike volunteered for two years with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and served as President of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity while in college. He loves to hike the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit the craft breweries around Asheville. Originally from Detroit, his sports allegiances still lie with the city’s pro teams and Michigan State University, though he also cheers on the local Asheville Tourists.