Bill Moeckel has a long track record of successful real estate development and investment initiatives in the hospitality arena. His career has included stints as Chief Development Officer at Embassy Suites, Inc., SVP of Hotel Development at The Landmarks Group, an advisor to TIAA-CREF, Director of Acquisitions at Holiday Corporation, and as a principal at Laventhol & Horwath. He has served on the franchise committees for Embassy Suites and Hampton Inns and is the former chairman of the Embassy Suites Owners Association. Most recently, Moeckel served as a partner and Chief Investment Officer for the Thayer Lodging Group, which sponsors private investment partnerships with large pools of domestic and offshore capital. Investors included General Electric, the Government of Singapore Investment Corp., AIG Realty, Wells Fargo, Marriott, and the pension funds of UPS and Boeing.
He has also served on the management board for Promus Hotels, as an independent director of MITS, a San Francisco-based REIT sponsored by the Metropolitan Life Insurance company, and as a counselor and board member at Camp Sunshine, a nationally recognized program for kids with cancer. Moeckel currently serves as president of Moeckel & Co., a real estate investment and advisory services company and recognized leader in sourcing hotel investment capital in the Historic Districts of Charleston and Savannah. He graduated from Cornell University in 1972 following service with U.S. Army intelligence in Vietnam in 1968.