Hotel Brokers International Board

Hotel Brokers International Installs 2019-20 Board of Directors

Hotel Brokers International

Hotel Brokers International, the real estate industry’s oldest, most experienced network of hotel broker specialists, announced the election of their 2019-20 Board of Directors.  The HBI Board, comprised of eleven officers/directors, was elected from the general membership during the Annual Meeting of the organization held at the Tropicana Las Vegas last month. During the Meeting, the Hotel Brokers International celebrated the association’s 60 years of service to the hospitality industry.

“The Hotel Brokers International is the first, and for many years the only, organization to focus on hotel real estate brokerage,” said HBI President Jennifer Church. “Since the association’s founding in 1959, we’ve established an extraordinary network of dedicated and highly experienced professionals seasoned and well-positioned to provide expert real estate advisory services to the hotel investment community.” 

The 2019-20 HBI Board of Directors, who began their Board term on March 11, consists of the following members:

Jennifer B. Church, CHB – Milmark Hotel/Motel Investments, LLC, West Bend, Wisconsin

Michelle Kennedy – Crystal Investment Property, LLC, Portland, Oregon

Alan D. Brock, CHB – Brock Hotel Group, Colleyville, Texas

Edward P. Walsh, CHB – Alpine Realty Capital, LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Errol D’Souza, CHB – Laurel Real Estate Company, Galena, Ohio

Ford C. Barton – Lodging Partners, LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Brett Morganti – Red 4 Realty Group, LLC, Castle Rock, Colorado

Diana Alt – Scoggin Blue LLC, Prosper, Texas

Dan Emert – Red 4 Realty Group, LLC, Castle Rock, Colorado

H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB – Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky

Tony DeGeorge, CHB – Greene, Canfield, DeGeorge, LLC, Clearwater, Florida

The HBI Board’s primary objectives for 2019 are strengthening and expanding the benefits offered to members including launching a new website later in the year, building upon the association's 60-year reputation and market share, increasing membership and promoting the value of professional investment advisory services in the hospitality real estate investment community. 

Founded in 1959, Hotel Brokers International members lead the industry in hotel real estate sales.  HBI hotel brokerage specialists have successfully negotiated more than 10,000 hotel real estate transactions and consistently account for the largest share of all select-service and economy hotel sales in the United States.  The organization’s database currently comprises more than 100 property listings and the HBI website attracts site visitors from around the world.  Founder and host of the popular Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast, HBI also developed the Certified Hotel Broker professional designation program.  In addition to hospitality real estate advisory services, HBI offers affiliate membership to professionals in allied fields, including franchising, lending, appraisals and investment services.  For more information about HBI’s hotel listings or to become a broker or affiliate member, visit


Glenda J. Webb
Managing Director
Hotel Brokers International

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