Wellengood welcomed Danielle Stokes as VP of Hospitality Development in September 2021. Stokes has multifaceted responsibilities at Wellengood that support the capitalization and development of new hotel projects, including securing debt and equity financing, evaluating and analyzing requests from potential capital partners, negotiating contracts, and managing FF&E procurement and cost control. On top of that, Stokes leads the PR, social media and marketing programs for Wellengood and Wellengood’s managed properties.
Stokes has over 17 years of development experience, having been the President of Hourglass Development, Vice President of Real Estate at Natural Markets Food Group, and, most recently, the Chief Administrative Officer at Safe Harbor Development, where she managed the business plans for all projects to secure sourcing, financing and cost control.
The beach is Stokes’ happy place, and her favorite vacation destination is Sanibel Island, FL. Her best advice in life? Be a good listener!