Michael C. Shindler is President of Four Corners Advisors, Inc. (FCA), a hospitality transactions consultancy and advisory firm he established in June 2007 and relaunched in May 2014. FCA provides strategic, transactional and asset management services to developers in the conception, programming, planning and negotiation of hotel transactions and restructuring and workout services to lenders and borrowers for hotel loans. From February 2010 through early May 2014, he was Executive Vice President, Hotels and Casinos, for Hard Rock International. As Executive Vice President, he acted as Chief Operating Officer overseeing the global development function for hotels and casinos, as well as the strategic and day-to-day management of the existing assets within the brand’s licensed and franchised portfolio.
Prior to forming Four Corners Advisors, Mr. Shindler’s career arc involved positions of increasing responsibility in the hospitality transactions industry, working as Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel of a hospitality brokerage and consulting boutique (October 1996 to June 1999), Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (July 1999 to May 2002), RockResorts International, LLC/Vail Resorts Lodging (May 2002 to October 2003), and Las Vegas Sands Corp. (May 2006 to June 2007). These positions were interspersed with positions at Hyatt Hotels Corporation (November 2003 to April 2006), as Senior Vice President—Acquisitions and Development (International), and, from 1986 to 1996, Hyatt Development Corporation, beginning in October 1986 as Associate General Counsel and ending in October 1996 as Senior Vice President, where he headed the domestic Development group and was a member of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation Managing Committee. Before joining Hyatt, Mr. Shindler held a senior corporate and development positions with a major real estate syndication firm (May 1984 to October 1986). Mr. Shindler practiced law in Chicago from 1976 to 1984.
He received his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis and an AB in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.