Leines Hotel Advisors, Inc.
13253 Kerry Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
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With over 50 years of Hotel Industry Experience, Leines Hotel Advisors, Inc. provides the expert counsel you need in all of your hotel transactions.

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Stephen Sherf has over 40 years of consulting experience in the hospitality industry. He spent 15 years with a large national public accounting firm, where he was the partner-in-charge of the hospitality consulting division for the Upper Midwest. He also started a gaming consulting company where he worked for 15 years, and most recently, founded a hospitality consulting company. He is presently active as a sales agent with Minneapolis-based Leines Hotel Advisors.

Mr. Sherf has an extensive background in hospitality consulting that encompasses market studies, valuations, appraisals, acquisitions and sales. He has performed market studies and other advisory services for over 200 hotel projects located mainly throughout the Midwest for clients that include developers, lenders, hotel companies, and municipalities.

Operating positions held during Mr. Sherf’s career include restaurant manager, auditor, Vice President of Development for a hotel company with 13 properties, and Treasurer for a gaming company where he oversaw the operations of three Colorado casinos.

Mr. Sherf is known for his hands-on involvement and realistic conclusions. Where appropriate, development recommendations are backed by an economic feasibility analysis and a sensitivity analysis to assess risk.

He has provided expert witness testimony relating to the valuation of hotels and restaurants and business interruption claims. He has taught continuing education seminars and spoken at gaming, investment, and state appraisal conferences. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business and Stout University. He is frequently quoted in local newspapers and business magazines.

Mr. Sherf received an undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA in finance from Cornell University. He holds a real estate license in Minnesota and Wisconsin and has taken several American Appraisal Institute courses. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), is active in the Minnesota Lodging Association, has served on the planning commission for the City of Minnetrista, and has held a Colorado gaming license.


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From Our Clients

"We chose Ted Leines to list our Motel. Immediately, we were very impressed by his level of expertise and professionalism. At every turn, during the transaction and closing, Ted's high integrity was evident. We will definitely be using Ted Leines and Leines Hotel Advisors, Inc for all of our future Real Estate needs."

- Don & Cheri Eaton - Owners - E & M Motels, Inc.

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