Eric B. Lewis is the President, Valuation & Advisory Americas.
In this role, Eric is responsible for the overall operations of the Americas V&A group, which spans 600 professionals across 6 core services, 17 practice groups, and 70 offices. He drives the primary business objectives and activities for V&A in the Americas, including our aggressive growth and technology initiatives.
Eric was previously the Global Head of Hospitality & Gaming where we was responsible for overseeing approximately 41 senior valuation professionals dedicated to the hospitality industry. In 2017, the group was responsible for appraising properties valued at more than $75 billion, involving virtually every hospitality & gaming property type, including full-, limited-, and select-service hotels, conference centers, timeshares, fractionals, resorts, condominium hotels, traditional land-based casinos, racetracks, riverboat casinos, Native American casinos, and racinos. Work scope includes appraisals, feasibility studies, market surveys, litigation support, and investment analysis. He has been dedicated to the hospitality field for more than 16 years. He has personally completed appraisal, advisory, and consulting assignments on all hospitality property types across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, and is a sought-after expert witness in hospitality-related litigation support cases.
Following a career as a CPA with Arthur Young & Co. in New York, Mr. Lewis entered the real estate appraisal business in 1987 with Mason-Helmstetter in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, and in 1991, received his Masters in Real Estate Valuation from New York University. In 1992, he joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Stamford, Connecticut office, where he worked on a variety of property types and began to specialize in hotels. He moved to C&W’s New York World Headquarters in 1997, and was promoted to Americas Practice Leader in 2005. Mr. Lewis was elevated to his current position in 2013.
Awards & Associations
Designated Member, Appraisal Institute - MAI (#9798)
1999 - James F. Ryan Humanitarian Award
1999 Cushman & Wakefield – New York Area VAS – Bronze Production Award
2000 Cushman & Wakefield – New York Area VAS – Silver Production Award
2001 Cushman & Wakefield – New York Area VAS – Gold Production Award
2002 Cushman & Wakefield – New York Area VAS – Silver Production Award
2003 Cushman & Wakefield – New York Area VAS – Gold Production Award
2003 Leading Valuation Services Professional in the Firm
2004 Cushman & Wakefield – New York Area VAS – Silver Production Award
2007 Person of the Year – Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute