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Optimum Hotel Brokerage Earns Top Sales
Awards Presented at 2005 Hotel Brokers
International Convention


Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1, 2005 – Fairfield, Connecticut-based Optimum Hotel Brokerage earned many of Hotel Brokers International’s top honors for hotel asset transactions presented at HBI’s annual membership meeting held in Las Vegas January 27th through January 30th, 2005.  Joseph McCann, Optimum’s principal and president, was recognized for his firm’s exceptional portfolio and single asset sales production, creative deal-making, and total hotel dollar volume.  The awards were presented by Ron McCord, HBI’s outgoing president, at HBI’s lavish closing awards banquet.

McCann and Optimum Hotel Brokerage were recognized for sales and marketing leadership by winning the following HBI awards:

Broker of the Year – for the New England/Mid-Atlantic Region

Individual Achievement for Broker – by achieving an annual record of hotel transactions and dollar sales volume

Portfolio Sale of the Year – for selling the FelCor Lodging Trust 654-room full service portfolio

Unique Deal of the Year – for negotiating and structuring the sale of the 304-room Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, New Jersey

“We are pleased to recognize Joe McCann and Optimum Hotel Brokerage for their exceptional sales achievement and contribution to Hotel Brokers International”, said McCord.   “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 international 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 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 over $300 Million in hotel asset sales in 2004.

Joe McCann is a twenty-seven 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, and the firm has handled almost every hotel transaction imaginable, including single asset sales, hotel development, mortgage placement, sale-leasebacks, leases, and portfolio sales.

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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Joe McCann, President
Optimum Hotel Brokerage
733 Rowland Road
Fairfield, CT 06430
Phone: 203-254-3904,  Fax:203-319-9910

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Also See: 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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