News for the Hospitality Executive
25, 2007 - Hospitality industry veteran Dr. Donald W. Wise has joined Johnson
Capital, to shepherd the newly created Global Hospitality Group as the
Global Hospitality Industry, Managing Partner.
We are extremely pleased to launch this new division of our twenty-year old firm with one of the most well known senior level investment banking professionals in the hospitality industry. The Global Hospitality Group will round out our other existing investment banking endeavors in office, industrial, retail and multi-family debt and equity placement, said Guy.
Wise will work with Ron Lafever and Ben Johnson in their Mexico endeavors, and with Shais Khan in India. As the firm launches new offices in Europe, Australia and China in the coming months and years, he will seamlessly oversee all of the domestic and International hospitality investment banking for the firm.
No stranger to the hospitality and lodging industry, Wise created the Lodging and Hospitality Services Group nationwide for the then seventy-seven offices of CB Richard Ellis, Inc. in 1984. He was the senior member of that hospitality practice for the firm until he resigned, as a First Vice President, after twenty (20) years with CBRE.
The Global Hospitality Group will provide high touch investment advisory, investment banking, transactional (brokerage) services, and financing placement both debt and equity - in the $20,000,000 to $300,000,000 range. Services will be primarily focused on the upscale, luxury and boutique market tiers of domestic and International hotels, resorts, gaming, condominium-hotels, and timeshare, fractional and mixed-use projects that have a lodging component to include:
He is a favorite of the media, and his objectivity, bona fide qualifications and expertise have resulted in his having been interviewed and quoted over 400 times, including interviews with: Mr. Peter Jennings on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings; The Wall Street Journal; Financial Times (of London); New York Times; Washington Post; National Real Estate Investor; Commercial Property News; and many others.
Wise is additionally known for his celebrity clientele, including: entertainer, talk show host, and Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy creator, Merv Griffin; Internationally known magician, David Copperfield; former Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone television and movie star, Fess Parker; Carls Junior fast food founder, Carl Karcher; and local Napa Valley winery owner and San Francisco restaurateur, Pat Kuleto.
Wise will office in the Napa Valley:
Dr. Donald W. Wise,
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