Your property and staff have so successfully honored your promises in our previous stays that we alter our itineraries, timing and location, specifically to stay at your property. Madison East Fairfield is our clear favorite over other hotels. This holds true from initial contact at check in through check out. Thank you for honoring your pledge to the customer. We look forward to our next stay.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Madison East, WI (April 2011)
David LenzFounder & Chairman
David Lenz formed North Central Group in 1981 with the purpose of engaging in mortgage brokerage and real estate activities, including developing and managing hotels. The company has certainly grown and changed throughout its 30-year history, but one thing remains, and that is Dave’s passion and commitment to the industry. He proudly leads the company’s long-term growth strategy and dynamic positioning in the hospitality industry.
Dave is a member of Hilton Worldwide Hampton Inn & Suites Franchise Advisory Council and Courtyard by Marriott Franchise Advisory Council. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), past founding board member of PROMAC (Promus Acceptance Corporation), past member of the Super 8 Motels Inc. Presidents Advisory Council, and a board member of the University of Wisconsin James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.
Dave is also allied with a number of civic and community activities. He is a past founding member of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Madison, is a member of the University of Wisconsin Bascom Hill Society, the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, and the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
Dave began his energetic career as a commercial loan officer and appraiser. He has also had a challenging role as a fighter pilot with the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He held the rank of Major in the 176th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Today he continues his aviation interest by acting as chief pilot for North Central Management’s corporate aircraft. Dave holds a BBA in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.