Adam Shindler

Principal

Adam Shindler is a Principal of Endeavor Hotel Holdings, a hotel investment and development firm launched to identify and acquire value-add opportunities to redevelop or reposition assets where it can bring capital, operational expertise and asset management on behalf of its capital partners. Additionally, he is the Managing Director of Wilshire Hospitality, the consultancy he founded in 2008 while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wilshire is a boutique consultancy providing current and potential developers, lenders, owners, and operators an insider’s perspective on the complexities of successfully operating hospitality-driven real estate ventures throughout North + Latin America.

By adding significant value at all stages of a project life cycle, Adam contributes to developing each project's vision and driving long-term investment returns. Mr. Shindler possesses a dynamic skill set from his years of global experience in the hospitality industry, including, but not limited to luxury hotel and restaurant operations, audit-based advisory services, asset management, and acquisitions and development projects.

Prior to re-launching Wilshire in 2014, he was the Vice President, Acquisitions + Development for Gansevoort Hotel Group, where he was primarily responsible for the company’s international expansion efforts focused on the major markets throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Before relocating to Argentina, Adam was the Development Director at Gettys, a global hospitality branding, design, fulfillment, and investment firm.

As a Senior Financial Analyst with LXR Luxury Resorts + Hotels, the hotel operating partner of The Blackstone Group, he was responsible for undertaking feasibility analyses for capital expenditure projects related to newly acquired hotel assets, due diligence and underwriting assignments for potential acquisitions and dispositions, assisting with technology systems integration, identifying and improving hotel operating inefficiencies, as well as tax (legal) and debt (banking) compliance.

He has held various managerial positions in both hotel, and food and beverage operations, most recently as Managing Partner of Poke Restaurant, a Pacific-Rim street-food inspired pop-up concept he co-created in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he oversaw all front of house operations as well as legal and administrative matters. Prior to his role with Poke, he held a bevy of roles at Hotel Victor South Beach, including Restaurant Manager at Vix Restaurant and Operations Manager for the property.

In these roles, he successfully implemented training for all four food and beverage outlets, assisted in the creation of standard operating procedures, liaised with corporate (Global Hyatt) IT departments to integrate technological systems, conducted front office staff training, managed the pre-opening FF+E/OS+E receiving, and directed revenue management strategy.

Adam began his post-collegiate career as an Associate within the Real Estate + Hospitality Advisory Services Group of KPMG, LLP, an international advisory firm. During his undergraduate education, he held internships with Strategic Hotels + Resorts, LR Development (now Related Midwest) and Palladium Development (now Related Urban Development, the mixed-use/hospitality-driven development arm of The Related Group).

Mr. Shindler received his Master of Business Administration through the Global Executive MBA program (GEMBA), offered jointly between Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service – and ESADE Business School (Barcelona). A graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, Adam received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, with a concentration in real estate finance and co-founded the Hotel School's Entrepreneurial Society.

Adam is also a member of the board of advisors of The Foundation for Human Potential, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with a mission to foster interdisciplinary research to derive teaching methods from brain-behavior relationships.