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The Candid Curmudgeon David Berins
Berins & Co. LLC, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Atlanta

Bio for David Berins

David Berins is a 47-year veteran of the lodging industry, with a career encompassing operations, asset management, development, planning and consulting. Prior to resuming his consulting practice in 2009, Berins served as managing director of Cypress Hotels & Resorts, overseeing five luxury developments in the Bahamas, California and Texas.

Since 1974, Berins has provided senior-level asset management and advisory services to hotel owners, investors, management companies and lenders in areas such as strategic planning, development, operations and marketing.

In addition to his role as a developer and senior lodging industry advisor, Berins also served as senior vice president – research and planning at Strategic Hotel Capital Inc. in its formative years.

From 1993 to 1998, Berins operated a consulting practice under the name Berins Consulting Inc. For four years, David was a partner and worldwide director of hospitality industry consulting services at Arthur Andersen.

Prior to forming Berins & Co. in 1983, Berins was a senior principal and national director of management advisory services for the firm now known as PKF Consulting. Those years were preceded by eight years of hands-on operations and corporate planning experience in lodging, restaurants and foodservice.