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InterContinental Chicago’s New Social Intelligence Tool

When he was appointed General Manager of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile nearly a year ago, Ronald Hoogerbrugge had already amassed 20 years of experience with IHG, where he began his career in 1996...

Six Qualities to Look for in a Hotel Broker

Peter Nichols is vice president and national director of the Hospitality Group at Marcus & Millichap, a real estate brokerage firm. Nichols says that when looking for qualities in a hotel broker, start with an excellent knowledge of the market, and consider...

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...