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Advice for Hotel Developers from Maki Nakamura Bara

Maki Nakamura Bara, president of Chartres Lodging Group, co-founded the property redevelopment and repositioning company along with now-CEO Robert Kline. She also serves as co-chairman of Kokua Hospitality, a management company based in San Francisco. Bara shared the following...

Crossover Investors

Anthony Falor, managing director for Ten-X’s Hospitality Group, describes crossover investors in the industry as “qualified groups or individuals who may or may not currently be in the hospitality space but understand the benefit...
Telling A Story-Brokers

How Working With Brokers Can Lead To More Lucrative Deals

In the hard and fast, numbers-based world of hotel asset transactions, a surprising amount of emotion can come into play. “There is more of a personal aspect to hotel sales than most other types...
The Hyatt Place in Waikiki—a property Maki Nakamura Bara called a "diamond in the rough"

Focusing on a Niche: Maki Nakamura Bara

The daughter of an architect-turned-residential real estate developer, Maki Nakamura Bara likes to describe the “aha moment” when she decided to focus on the hotel industry: “I was a 22-year-old general analyst at a...