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Michael O'Young

Michael O'Young

Vancouver, Canada

Expertise in artificial intelligence, pro forma valuations and Architectural advisory. Proven track record of delivering actionable plans that “connect the dots” to capture value.

Key Consulting Services

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Pro Forma Valuations
  • Design
  • Acquisition & Dispositions
  • Operations Review


With distinctive global experience, Michael has a broad toolkit to help you maximize your hotel’s profitability. With expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Michael can help you sort through the noise and deliver approaches to drive demand and profitability. As an Architect and operator, he can quickly recognize creative opportunities surrounding PIP’s, ROI projects and more substantial construction. His experience with property and portfolio level acquisitions and dispositions is enhanced by his capacity to provide pro forma valuations. Michael can advise you on COVID-19 modeling, restructuring and associated underwriting.


From Michael’s first role in hospitality as a busboy, his wanderlust for travel has taken him on a global adventure to the four corners of the world. For over a decade, he led teams at Marriott International in corporate finance, real estate finance, brand management, global operations, business integration, IT and data science. Prior to Marriott, he was involved in Caribbean luxury hotel development. Before private island villas, golf courses and condo hotels, Michael first career focused on design and construction as a Registered Architect. His far ranging expertise will help you see the big picture and develop actionable plans to capture value.

Professional & Other

Michael received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design. A Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology followed. He also earned a MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Michael is a LEED Accredited Professional, Member of RAIC in Canada and Registered Architect in Massachusetts, USA. Finally, he is a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

Spark Lodging is here to ignite your recovery. With close to a century of experience, our global team is ready to tackle any challenge. Deep revenue management, sales and marketing experiences will drive top line sales as the global recovery accelerates. Artificial Intelligence to win with guests. Operations review to assist you and your team adjust to post-COVID on the ground realities. Design review for projects big and small. All integrated via pro forma valuations and transaction advisory services.

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