H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB, CCIM joined the firm in 1988 and bought the firm 1994. Since joining the firm, he has dealt exclusively with listing and selling hotels valued up to $40,000,000+ and ranging from small independents to over 375 units full service franchised hotels. Niehaus represents sellers in conventional sales as well as lender-owned transactions for banks and institutions. Niehaus also provides opinions of values and consultation to many industry clients including expert witness testimony. Since 1992, Niehaus has been an industry panelist and speaker at franchise, state hotel associations and major industry conferences and was awarded a Hotel Brokers International (HBI) Outstanding Regional Broker of the Year ten times since 1998 and received the Unique Deal of the Year award twice. He was also honored with the prestigious Noah Canfield Distinguished Service Award. Niehaus is a Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Niehaus holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Kentucky.
Michael R. Faridi joined Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc. in 1993 and has been involved with the hotel industry since 1977. Faridi has extensive background and expertise in the hotel industry, in commercial- investment real estate and franchised restaurant site selection. He is a graduate of Harrah’s College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and The Institute of Hotel Management, Bombay. He has been a General Manager for two hotel companies and has held other management positions. He has operated hotel management companies and served on Hotel College faculty staff. He has been affiliated with Accor Hotels, Choice Hotels, Hyatt Regency Hotels, Meadowood Resort Hotel and MGM Grand Resorts. Feasibility studies, valuations, franchise selection, financing assistance and management company assistance for hotel projects like Holiday Inn Hotels, Hampton Inns, Hilton Garden Inn, Ramada, Carlson Hotels, Best Western, Choice Hotels, Accor Hotels, Wyndham Hotels Group and various independent and boutique hotel properties. Additionally, he has worked on commercial investment projects including restaurant franchise companies, shopping centers, apartments, income properties and oil company operations, i.e., Marathon, Shell, BP and Gulf Oil.
Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc. was originally organized as Dial-Huff & Associates, Inc. in 1975 as a hotel real estate investment firm. Since that time, the company has evolved into a full-service real estate firm providing many services exclusively to the hospitality industry, including Brokerage Services, Broker Opinions-of-Value, Consulting Services, Expert Witness Services, and Development Services. From the multi-branded hotel portfolio to the single independent hotel, you will receive high integrity and skilled counsel every step of the way, from initial negotiations to final coordination with accountants, bankers and attorneys; always with your best interest foremost in mind, and in an atmosphere of strict, professional confidentiality.
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