For immediate release
[St. Ignace, Michigan – June 29, 2021]
Alpine Realty Capital Adds Staff
Edward Walsh, President of Alpine Realty Capital, LLC and member of Hotel Brokers International, is proud to announce that it has added Alex Salens to its professional staff as Senior Financial Analyst. Mr. Salens graduated from The School of Hospitality Business, part of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, in 2017 and most recently held the position of Associate Asset Manager at Bedrock Detroit, the largest private real estate owner in the City of Detroit including the Shinola Hotel-Detroit among others. Mr. Salens has a strong background in operational analysis, financial modeling, and valuation which will allow Alpine Realty Capital to continue to grow its core businesses.
“Emerging from the Covid-related lockdowns of 2020 and their impacts on the Michigan lodging industry, Alpine has seen unprecedented growth in its lodging real estate activity. The opportunity to add a strong professional like Mr. Salens was hard to pass up and will allow Alpine to better serve its long-time hospitality clients in the Midwest and beyond,” said Mr. Walsh.
Ed Walsh is President and Principal Broker of Alpine Realty Capital – an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based brokerage firm specializing in hotel asset investment, valuation, financing, marketing, and transaction. Mr. Walsh’s professional career spans more than 25 years in the lodging industry. He has held numerous positions in consulting, valuation, and for the most recent years as a hospitality real estate and mortgage broker, founding Alpine Realty Capital in 2007. His expertise includes providing services regarding all phases of development, from site selection and acquisition to feasibility analysis and appraisal, and from mortgage financing to construction cost analysis. In all, Mr. Walsh has provided real estate consulting and/or transaction services for more than $1 billion worth of hospitality real estate assets. Mr. Walsh has been a frequent speaker at lodging industry conferences and is a member of the Advisory Council to The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.
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. HBI is the founder and administrator of the Certified Hotel Broker program – the industry’s only professional designation for Hotel Brokers. 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 hbihotels.com.
Edward P. Walsh, CHB, President
Alpine Realty Capital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Glenda J. Webb, Executive Director
Hotel Brokers International
Kansas City, Missouri