Michael C. Shindler


Michael C. Shindler is a Principal of Endeavor Hotel Holdings. Endeavor Hotel Holdings seeks to acquire hotels in need of redevelopment or refurbishment in a value-add situation where it can bring capital, expertise and asset management to bear on behalf of its investors. In addition, he is President of Four Corners Advisors, Inc. (FCA), a hospitality transactions consultancy and advisory firm he established in June 2007 and relaunched in May 2014; FCA provides strategic, transactional and asset management services to developers and investors in the conception, programming, planning and negotiation of hotel transactions.

From February 2010 through early May 2014, he was Executive Vice President, Hotels and Casinos, for Hard Rock International. As Executive Vice President, he oversaw the global development function for hotel and casinos, as well as the strategic and day-to-day management of the existing assets within the brand’s current licensed and franchised portfolio and any new assets derived from the growth of the portfolio.

Prior to forming Four Corners Advisors, Mr. Shindler’s career arc involved positions of increasing responsibility in the hospitality transactions industry, working with a hospitality brokerage and consulting boutique (October 1996 to June 1999), Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (July 1999 to May 2002), RockResorts International, LLC/Vail Resorts Lodging (May 2002 to October 2003), and Las Vegas Sands Corp. (May 2006 to June 2007). These positions were interspersed with positions at Hyatt Hotels Corporation (November 2003 to April 2006), as Senior Vice President—Acquisitions and Development (International), and, from 1986 to 1996, Hyatt Development Corporation, beginning in October 1986 as Associate General Counsel and ending in October 1996 as Senior Vice President, where he headed the domestic Development group and was a member of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation Managing Committee. Before joining Hyatt, Mr. Shindler held senior development positions with a major real estate syndication firm (May 1984 to October 1986). Mr. Shindler practiced law in Chicago from 1976 to 1984.

During the tenure of his career, Mr. Shindler has been involved in well over 100 hotel transactions, including many development and redevelopment transactions.

Mr. Shindler is Vice-Chair and a member of the International Advisory Board of Carolina Performing Arts, the organization on the campus of the University of North Carolina that is a member of Major University Presenters and is responsible for significant artistic programming on the University campus in and for the University community and the surrounding areas of North Carolina. Mr. Shindler chairs the Strategic Planning Committee for CPA. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for Thayer Ventures, a VC firm investing in technological-based startups serving the hospitality industry.

He received his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis and an AB in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.