Deep experience in workouts, asset management, lender and litigation support, and deal structuring, providing candid advice to lawyers, developers, lenders and owners.
Key Consulting Services
Distressed Hotel Advisory
Lender and Litigation Support
Project Planning/Due Diligence
James E. Fitzgerald is the founder of Dauntless Hospitality Advisors, LLC, a Dallas based hotel advisory firm with deep and multifaceted industry expertise. Dauntless, which is synonymous with fearlessness and resolve, is directed by Mr. Fitzgerald, a hotel industry veteran with over 35 years of experience and a graduate of Cornell University. Advisory services include asset management, distressed hotel advisory, lender and litigation support, project planning, as well as deal structuring.
Recognized as an industry authority on transaction advisory services, Mr. Fitzgerald as advised on over $10 billion of hospitality transactions, both domestically and internationally.
Possessing a unique and multifaceted background as an owner, lender, asset manager, workout advisor, and developer, Mr. Fitzgerald has worked with a variety of diverse clients including, Baker McKenzie, Barings, Blackstone, CalPERS, Holland & Knight, IHG, Interstate Hotels, Marriott, Noble Investments, Oak Hill, Tishman Hotel Corporation, Thayer Lodging, Ty Warner, Turner International, as well as numerous small and midsize hotel companies.
Dauntless Hospitality Advisors is well positioned to provide “Big Firm” expertise without the layers of bureaucracy and junior staff. When you hire Dauntless you hire Jim Fitzgerald.
Professional & Other
An honors graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, Mr. Fitzgerald has also been a guest lecturer at Cornell on real estate and finance topics. Additionally, he is a member of The Waldorf-Astoria Distinguished Alumni, The Urban Land Institute, and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. Lastly, Jim has been a moderator and a panelist at numerous industry conferences, including NYU, ALIS, and The Lodging Conference and Meet the Money.