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 current boom cycle, he sought the acquisition of Sunway Hotel Group in June of 2014, where he currently serves as its Managing Director of Acquisitions and searches for strategic assets to purchase. He also directed the rebranding of the company to Sunway Hospitality.
Mr. Parker holds a Texas Broker’s License and is also a Private Pilot.