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Optimum Hotel Brokerage Earns Broker of the Year Award for
New England/Mid-Atlantic Region at 2008 Hotel Brokers
International Convention

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Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1, 2008 – Philadelphia-based Optimum Hotel Brokerage earned another top honor for hotel asset transactions at Hotel Brokers International’s annual membership meeting held in Las Vegas January 22nd through January 25th, 2008.  Joseph McCann, Optimum’s principal and president, was recognized as Broker of the Year for the New England/Mid-Atlantic Region, the firm’s fifth consecutive year receiving the award.  The best broker award was presented to Joe McCann at HBI’s lavish closing awards banquet.

“We are pleased to recognize Joe McCann and Optimum Hotel Brokerage for their exceptional sales achievement and contribution to Hotel Brokers International”, said Brandt Neihaus, HBI’s incoming president.  “Optimum Hotel Brokerage has distinguished itself as a most successful hotel brokerage firm in the Northeast US, and we are proud to have Mr. McCann as a broker member in our organization”, he continued.  “Mr. McCann has earned HBI’s designation as Certified Hotel Broker with Distinction, and Hotel Brokers International has been well represented by Mr. McCann’s hotel finance, brokerage, and transactions expertise.”  McCann also serves on HBI’s Board of Directors as the association’s Secretary, and chairs its Education and Conference committees.

“I’m pleased and proud to receive these accolades from the membership of Hotel Brokers International” added McCann.  “Our firm’s success has been a direct result of our affiliation with all of the members of HBI, and the powerful marketing synergy that the organization’s membership creates.  When buying or selling a hotel, one should always consult a HBI member broker.”

Hotel Brokers International is the world’s 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.  HBI’s membership sold more than $500 Million in hotel asset sales in 2007.

Mr. McCann has earned the designation of Certified Hotel Broker, with distinction, from the organization, and was recognized as HBI’s Broker of the Year for the Northeast Region in 2003, 2004 and 2005.  HBI has also awarded McCann with the Portfolio Sale of the Year award in 2004 and Unique Deal of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.  More recently, Optimum Hotel Brokerage and Joe McCann were awarded HBI’s prestigious Broker of the Year Award for 2005.

Optimum Hotel Brokerage’s principal is Joe McCann.  Joe is a thirty year hotel industry veteran who has held senior management positions with Hilton and Marriott at their largest and most successful corporate and franchised properties.  Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Hospitality Management degree (with concentration in Hotel Finance) from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.  He has also completed advanced Finance, Real Estate Finance, Hotel Valuation, and New Venture Development courses offered by the University of Connecticut, the University of Texas, Cornell University, and the University of Houston’s Melcher Graduate School of Business.  He has been an active broker and consultant in the hospitality industry, with assignments ranging from hotel feasibility projects to multi-unit restaurant development.

The firm’s recent sales include the 115-room Westport Inn in Westport, Connecticut; the 67-room Motel 6 Augusta in Augusta, Maine; the 66-room Holiday Inn Express Plainfield in Plainfield, Connecticut; 153-room Best Western Colonial Hotel in East Windsor, Connecticut; the 1,639-room Palmer House Hilton in Chicago; the 75-unit Comfort Inn & Suites Brandywine Valley in West Chester, Pennsylvania; the 153-room Days Inn Rochester Airport in Rochester, New York; the 197-room Southbury Hilton in Southbury, Connecticut; the 150-unit Best Western Lawton in Lawton, Oklahoma; the 161-unit Holiday Inn Express Waterbury in Waterbury, Connecticut; the 100-room Days Inn in Niantic, Connecticut, the 153-unit Days Hotel in Rochester, New York, the 304-room Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, New Jersey and the 350-room Crowne Plaza Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut.

Optimum Hotel Brokerage has endowed a Trustee Scholarship at the Pennsylvania State University.  The scholarship provides financial assistance to four students demonstrating financial need at Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management.

For complete exclusive listings of hotels for sale, please go to www.optimumbrokerage.com.  For a complimentary valuation of your hotel, call 215-572-7711.

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Joe McCann, President
Optimum Hotel Brokerage
23 Breyer Court
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215-572-7711,  Fax:215-572-7570

joe@optimumbrokerage.com

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

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Also See: Optimum Hotel Brokerage Advises on Sale of Motel 6 in Augusta, Maine / January 2008
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Westport Inn in Westport, Connecticut; Boutique Connecticut Country Inn Sold to New York Developer / October 2007
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Holiday Inn Express in Plainfield, Connecticut; Connecticut Casino Region Hotel Sold to New York-Based Operator / September 2007
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Earns Many Top Sales Awards Presented at 2007 Hotel Brokers International Convention / February 2007
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Announces Recipients of Optimum Hotel Brokerage Hospitality Management Scholarships; Four Students at Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management Awarded Scholarships / January 2007
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Best Western Colonial Hotel and Conference Center; Hartford, Connecticut Hotel Sold to Regional Operator / October 2006
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Comfort Inn & Suites Brandywine Valley; Suburban Philadelphia Hotel Sold to Regional Operator / September 2006
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Days Hotel Airport in Rochester, New York / February 2006
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Best Western Hotel in Lawton, Oklahoma; Teams with HBI Member-Broker Alan Brock and Associates to Sell Full Service Hotel / Februray 2006
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Named Hotel Broker of the Year at 2006 Hotel Brokers International Convention / Februray 2006
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Brokers Sale of Southbury Hilton in Southbury, Connecticut / January 2006
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Opens New Headquarters Office in Philadelphia / November 2005
Joe McCann of Optimum Hotel Brokerage Brokers Sale of Chicago’s Legendary Palmer House Hilton, Represents Thor Properties in $230 Million Transaction / August 2005
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Holiday Inn  Express in Waterbury, Connecticut / May 2005
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Days Inn in Niantic, Connecticut / March 2005
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Crowne Plaza® Secaucus Meadowlands Hotel / January 2005
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells 350 Room Crowne Plaza® Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut / November 2004
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Hampton Inn in Sturbridge Massachusetts / July 2004
Optimum Hotel Brokerage Joins Hotel Brokers International / May 2003
Industry Veteran Launches Hotel Brokerage Firm: Optimum Brokerage / December 2001


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