W.L. “Perch” Nelson
Perch Nelson’s achievements demonstrate his strengths in real estate development, acquisition and capital management. More specifically, he served as Capital Asset Manager for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts charged with capital improvement budgets. He was responsible for developing and executing the strategic re-positioning plans for the Garden, Hotel and Resort Divisions.
Upon merging with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Patriot American Hospitality, Mr. Nelson also assumed the departmental responsibility of the Capital Management and Product Development for all Wyndham International’s brands. He was responsible for 200 hotels, but not only the Wyndham branded hotels but also the franchise products flagged by Hyatt, Radisson, Holiday Inn Select, Hampton Inn, Doubletree, and Marriott. Mr. Nelson, as head of the capital deployment area, managed post-merger growth in the annual development budget from $214 million to well over $300 million.
Mr. Nelson left Wyndham to acquire hotels for his own personal account. Using his own funds, Mr. Nelson successfully acquired and managed a small group of hotels. This served as additional exposure to the day- to-day management required to run a hotel. Post-acquisition, he oversaw hotel operations including management of the employees, revenue maximization, purchasing, customer relations, and human resources. Mr. Nelson, as the owner, had a hand in everything related to the operation of the hotel.
Mr. Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the Real Estate industry in acquisition, development and the asset management of commercial properties. Mr. Nelson achieved Dean’s list Honors at Southern Methodist University while pursuing a BA in economics.