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 Hunter Hotels Appoints Lee Hunter Chief Operating Officer
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ATLANTA, Ga., November 13, 2008—Hunter Hotels, a leading national hotel investment services firm, today announced the appointment of Lee Hunter, CHB, ISHC, as chief operating officer of the company.  He will oversee day-to-day operations of the company, including development of research, marketing packages and broker opinions of value.  In addition, he will remain an active broker with the firm.

“As we’ve grown, we have added significantly greater depth to our team and increasing sophistication to our analysis and marketing efforts,” said Bob Hunter, CEO of Hunter Hotels.  “We have reached the size and national scope where we need to further enhance the management of the business of hotel brokerage.  Lee brings a combination of hands-on hotel real estate experience with exceptional organizational and analytical skills that allows us to stay on the leading edge of the industry.  Having worked for ownership groups, he fully understands the needs and goals of those acquiring, developing and disposing of hotel assets.  Over his 14-years career, Lee has been actively involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of mid-market select service hotels operating under such franchises as Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express just to name a few. 

“As we continue to execute our growth strategy, my experience on both the buy and sell side of the equation helps differentiate us firm from our competitors and allow us to provide better service to our clients,” said Lee Hunter, chief operating officer of Hunter Hotels. 

Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration from Presbyterian College and a Masters of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree from Cornell University, with an emphasis on Hotel Finance and Real Estate.  He is a Certified Hotel Broker as well as a member of the prestigious International Society of Hospitality Consultants.

Hunter Hotels, founded in 1978, has offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.  Hunter’s exclusive focus is in hotel brokerage and hotel-related investment banking.  Properties range from upper upscale to economy with an emphasis on premium-branded and quality independent hotels in the mid-market segment.  For more information or to view current listings, please visit www.hunterhotels.net or contact us at 770-691-0300 in Atlanta, or 703-246-0035 in Washington, D.C.

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