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Optimum Hotel Brokerage Joins
 Hotel Brokers International

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Fairfield, CT, May 8, 2003 – Connecticut-based Optimum Hotel Brokerage has been elected to membership in Hotel Brokers International, as the association’s newest broker member.  Joseph McCann, Optimum’s principal and president, was inducted into the international organization of hotel brokerage specialists during their annual membership meeting held in Las Vegas.  Optimum Hotel Brokerage is currently the only active HBI member broker in the Northeast United States.
 
“We are pleased to have Mr. McCann and Optimum Hotel Brokerage join our organization.  Optimum Hotel Brokerage has distinguished itself as a successful hotel brokerage firm in the Northeast US, and we are excited to have Mr. McCann as a broker member in our international organization”, said Brian Van Norman, HBI’s Executive Director.  “Mr. McCann has earned HBI’s designation as Certified Hotel Broker with Distinction, and Hotel Brokers International will be well represented by 

Joseph McCann
Mr. McCann’s hotel finance, brokerage, and transactions expertise.”

 Hotel Brokers International is the largest and oldest hospitality real estate organization, with a rich heritage of experience and expertise in hotel real estate valuation, transactions and other essential services.  Comprised of some 75 hotel real estate broker specialists, HBI provides the hospitality industry with the most powerful hotel real estate marketing force, creating greater visibility through a unified and inclusive advertising and marketing approach.

Joe McCann is a twenty-five year hotel industry veteran who has held senior management positions for Hilton and Marriott at their premier properties throughout the US.  His firm specializes in hotel asset sales, finance, and development.  His most recent transactions include the sale of the 153-unit Best Western Albany Airport Inn in Albany, New York, 108-unit Comfort Inn & Suites development at Bradley International Airport, a 60-unit independent full service hotel in New York, and a 34-unit boutique hotel in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Mr. McCann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the Penn State University and a Master of Hospitality Management degree from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  He has been a contributing editor for hotel industry trade magazines and an adjunct professor and lecturer for major university hotel management programs.

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Contact:
Joe McCann, President
Optimum Hotel Brokerage
733 Rowland Road
Fairfield, CT 06430
Phone: 203-254-3904,  Fax:203-319-9910
joe@optimumbrokerage.com

For more information, listings, or a complimentary
hotel valuation, visit www.optimumbrokerage.com

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Also See: Industry Veteran Launches Hotel Brokerage Firm: Optimum Brokerage / December 2001


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