HBI Installs 2022-23 Board of Directors

For immediate release
[Kansas City, Missouri – March 14, 2022]

Hotel Brokers International Installs 2022-23 Board of Directors

Edward P. Walsh to serve as Board President 2022-23

Hotel Brokers International, the real estate industry’s oldest, most experienced network of hotel broker specialists, announced the installation of their 2022-23 Board of Directors. The HBI Board, comprised of seven officers/directors, was elected by the general membership during the organization’s 63rd Annual Meeting held in late February.

The 2022-23 HBI Board of Directors, who began their Board term on March 14, consists of the following members:

    • Edward P. Walsh, CHB – Alpine Realty Capital, LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Dan Emert – Prime Investment Properties, LLC, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    • Ford C. Barton – Lodging Partners, LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Errol A. D’Souza – Laurel Real Estate Company, Galena, Ohio
    • Joseph P. Kennedy – Crystal Investment Property, LLC, Vancouver, Washington
    • Steele Blue – Scoggin Blue LLC, Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • Michelle Kennedy – Crystal Investment Property, LLC, Vancouver, Washington

The Board of Directors’ primary objectives for 2022 are expanding the organization’s Affiliate Membership Program and the marketing initiatives provided to HBI industry partners, enhancing the digital marketing tools available exclusively to HBI brokers, building upon the association’s reputation and market share through promotion of the value of professional investment advisory services in the hospitality industry.

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.

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Glenda J. Webb

Executive Director
Hotel Brokers International

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