Mr. Parker began his career in hotel operations in the late 1980’s at various full-service hotels in Austin and Houston. After completing his BBA in Computer Information Systems in 1994, he joined the Houston office of PKF Consulting and quickly mastered the methodologies of forecasting changes in the supply and demand of hotels.
During the 1990’s, Mr. Parker watched the limited-service and select-service revolution unfold and performed numerous studies for both emerging and established brands. In response to this revolution in hospitality, he left PKF Consulting in 2001 to form DP Consulting, which was later rebranded to DPC Hospitality. Since inception, DPCH has completed more than 200 studies for new hotel development and hotel repositioning, which has resulted in nearly $2.0 billion in capital investment.
DPC Hospitality also serves the public sector by helping cities attract new hotel and conference center developments. DPCH has assisted numerous cities and private developers navigate the complexities of city incentives.
As Mr. Parker examined the boom cycle leading up to 2019, he sought the acquisition of Sunway Hospitality, which was completed in July of 2020. The focus of Sunway Hospitality going forward will be developing quality projects in strong communities with its established team of hospitality professionals.
Mr. Parker holds a Texas Broker’s License and is also a Private Pilot.