In Memoriam: Edd Hendee

Edd Hendee, a vice president of acquisitions with Starwood Capital Group, died on Saturday after a skiing accident at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht wrote the following, in an email sent out yesterday morning:

“We at Starwood are mourning his enormous loss. We cannot comprehend the depth of the loss to his wife, Claudine, and three young children. I hired Edd straight out of business school and he had the dubious honor of working closely with me for nearly a year… As the years have gone by, I took tremendous pride in his growing accomplishments, his expanding and beautiful family, and his wonderful team spirit as he mentored our younger talent and served as a role model for any firm. We were lucky he chose us for the time he had. The laughter, the stress and the experiences we shared as we traveled the world together, I will never forget.”

Funeral and memorial services are currently being planned, and we will provide information once it is available. Rest in peace Edd.