David Sims

Principal
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

David Sims is a founding principal of Lodging Capital Partners. Mr. Sims is responsible for the financing, hedging, financial reporting and risk management aspects of Lodging Capital Partners and its investments.

Prior to forming LCP, Mr. Sims was Senior Vice President Treasurer of Strategic Hotel Capital Inc. and one of its founding officers. His responsibilities there included all debt and equity financing for the company’s portfolio of 22 upscale and luxury hotels. During his tenure, Mr. Sims implemented over $5 billion of debt financing and closed on the acquisition of 28 of the company’s 33 acquisitions. The company completed an initial public offering in June 2004.

Prior to forming Strategic Hotel Capital, Mr. Sims was a Vice President at Geller & Co., a hospitality investment advisory firm in Chicago. His experiences there included assignments in lodging and hospitality-related mergers & acquisitions, asset management, appraisals, market studies, strategic planning, feasibility studies, due diligence consultation, brokerage financial analysis and advisory. Clients included Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Embassy Suites, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital, Jones Lang Wooten, Harrahs, Cunard, First Chicago Bank, LTCB and Mitsui Trust.

Mr. Sims received his B.S. degree from Stanford University.  Mr. Sims is an active board member of the Labs USA, LLC and the Illinois Masters Swimming Association.