Mr. Melendez joined Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (C&W) in April 2012. He is a member of the Hospitality & Gaming group within Valuation & Advisory.
Prior to joining C&W, Mr. Melendez was a 13-year veteran with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. He gained experience in various aspects of hotel operations at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles and his most recent position was Director of Sales of the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. His core competencies are in revenue management and sales and marketing.
Since joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ivan has participated in the valuation of virtually every hospitality property type, including full-, limited-, and select-service hotels, conference centers, resorts, and condominium hotels. Work scope includes appraisals, feasibility studies, market surveys, litigation support, and investment analysis.
Responsibilities entail valuation and analysis of hospitality related real estate in the northeast. Property types include hotels, motels, resorts, timeshare projects, conference centers and the like.
Awards & Associations
Ivan received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration in May of 1999 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Basic Appraisal Principles (R5)
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R6)
Market Analysis & Highest & Best Use (R7)
Residential Site Valuation & Cost Approach (R8)
Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approach (R9)
Residential Report Writing (R10)
General Appraiser Income Approach (G7)
He has also completed courses on Financial Management and Principles of Real Estate.
Memberships, Licenses and Professional Affiliations
• New York State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Assistant (License No. 48000050497)
• Practicing Affiliate, Appraisal Institute