News for the Hospitality Executive
Leisure Real Estate Advisors, LLC
David Jones Appointed Investment Associate
to the Kansas City Office
Kansas -- April 14, 2009 - Brent A. Jaynes, Director of Real Estate for
Leisure Real Estate Advisors, LLC proudly announced the appointment of
David Jones, Investment Associate, to the Kansas City office. Jaynes commented,
“It is with great pleasure that we announce Mr. Jones as part of our real
estate group. David brings a wealth of sales and sales development experience
to our team. His dedication to the sales process will help us raise the
level of exposure for our clients’ hotels”.
Prior to entering the hotel brokerage business, David developed extensive “Fortune 500” experience in sales, business development and sales management. As National Sales Development Manager (1998 – 2001), David directed the real estate & business development aspects of both new and existing Hallmark retail store development. During his tenure, sales increased 45%, from $50 million to $72.5 million, with 41 new store openings and 55 major remodels of existing stores. The division also successfully negotiated 75 real estate transactions during this time frame.
Mr. Jones then applied his sales and marketing
skills as National Account Manager for LeisureRes.com., the reservation
subsidiary of Leisure Hotels and Resorts. David was responsible for implementing
the LeisureRes business model as well as growing the revenue and brand
recognition. He reported directly to the CEO. During his tenure LeisureRes.com
experienced rapid growth in both sales and notoriety, surpassing $1.5 million
in the first year of operation. Due to his consistent efforts and detailed
sales management, LeisureRes.com is now a dominant player in such key destination
markets such as Branson, MO and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN.
Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor’s Degree with Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Founded in 1998, Leisure Real Estate Advisors, LLC has rapidly become one of the industry’s leading hotel brokerage firms. With offices in the Kansas City Metro area and in Lincoln, Nebraska, Leisure Real Estate Advisors is frequently listed as one of the “Top Hotel Brokers” by Hotel Motel Management Magazine, as well as the HOTEL BUSINESS® Green Book. Both publications are highly recognized comprehensive sources for information on the hotel industry.
For additional information about Leisure Real Estate Advisors and its services, visit the company’s website at www.leisurerealestate.com or contact Brent Jaynes directly at 913-894-5252.
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