Managing Director, Head of US
Channing Henry is a hotel developer and advisor to the hospitality industry. Through development partnerships and client engagements, Channing helps define and materialize high-quality hospitality ideas. Since 2019, she has served as Managing Director, Head of US for PKF hospitality group, providing feasibility analysis, investment strategy, and planning and development services to clients in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America. She has built the firm’s expertise in nature-based hospitality projects and boutique and emerging concepts.
Channing launched Alma Development, a hotel development and advisory business in 2010, with a variety of projects in California, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Mexico and Costa Rica. Channing partnered with the Kor Group to co-develop the DTLA Proper, an award-winning 148-key property in Los Angeles, and with BV Resorts in the early development of a luxury resort on 1,500 acres in Baja, Mexico. Alma Development was instrumental in the pre-development and planning of sustainable hospitality master plans in Panama and Costa Rica, as well as art-forward boutique hotels in Atlanta and Fort Worth.
Channing previously worked at the Kor Group, where she helped expand the Viceroy and Tides brand footprints in Latin America and Miami through the acquisition and development of projects whose budgets totaled more than $1 Bn. She began her career in real estate as a consultant with RCLCo in Los Angeles, where she performed market and feasibility studies for public and private sector developments across all land uses.
Channing is on the Leadership Committee for ULI’s Recreational Development Council and an Executive Committee member of the South Park Business Improvement District (BID) Board in Downtown Los Angeles. Channing was a Spanish-language journalist for Apertura, a leading business magazine in Argentina, following her year as a Fulbright scholar in Buenos Aires. She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Yale University.