Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> July 31, 2000

David Levine – Resortquest International Inc (rzt)

DAVID L. LEVINE joined ResortQuest International, Inc., prior to its IPO in May 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was elected Chief Executive Officer and Chairman in 1999. In this role, he is responsible for planning and implementing a strategic business direction for the company, with focus on its future growth, acquisitions, branding, integration, e-commerce, and increasing shareholder wealth. Prior to launching ResortQuest in May 1998, Mr. Levine served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Equity Inns, Inc. (NYSE listed ENN), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT). Simultaneously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Trust Management, Inc., which operated Equity Inns hotels, as well as others, for private owners and financial institutions alike. He also served as President of North American Hospitality, Inc., a hotel management and consulting company, which he formed in 1985. Mr. Levine's comprehensive hospitality and leisure experience also includes several senior marketing and operations management positions with the international and domestic divisions of Bass Hotels & Resorts (formerly Holiday Inns, Inc.), Intercontinental Hotels Corporation, and the E. F. MacDonald Incentive Travel Company. Profile
TWST: Let's begin with a brief overview of ResortQuest International '

the company's history, activities, services, and customers.

Mr. Levine: ResortQuest International was formed in May 1998