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Optimum Hotel Brokerage Sells Best Western
Hotel in Lawton, Oklahoma 
Teams with HBI Member-Broker Alan Brock and Associates
to Sell Full Service Hotel 


Elkins Park, PA, February 13, 2006 – Optimum Hotel Brokerage announced today that the firm has closed on the sale of the 148-room Best Western Hotel in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Joe McCann, president of Optimum Hotel Brokerage, joined efforts with Alan Brock and Associates of Grapevine, Texas to represent the seller in the transaction.  Both brokers are member brokers of HBI: Hotel Brokers International.  The full service hotel was purchased by a multi-unit owner from the state of Alaska.  The hotel features a restaurant and lounge, two swimming pools and more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space.

“The Best Western Lawton is a quality full service hotel, the most prominent in this city” explained McCann.  “The hotel enjoys consistently improving business from many of the corporate and military demand generators in the market, and the hotel’s diverse and luxurious ballrooms are host to many upscale social events.  The seller had invested millions in its refurbishment and repositioning, and I was pleased to work with Darin Brock of Alan Brock and Associates to craft a win-win deal for both buyer and seller.”  Not only did the Pennsylvania and Texas-based HBI brokers create national competition for the asset and secure the Alaska-based buyer for the hotel, but the HBI brokers also worked with a national lender to get financing for the transaction.

“The execution of a deal of this complexity is testimony of the marketing power and cooperative abilities of the member brokers of Hotel Brokers International”, added McCann.  “By harnessing the marketing power of HBI brokers, the seller was able to expand his marketing reach, synergize the effort of additional HBI offices, and stimulate buyer competition for the asset”, explained McCann.  “Sellers should always consider hiring the member brokers of Hotel Brokers International when selling their hotels.”

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania-based Optimum Hotel Brokerage is a full service hotel brokerage firm.  The firm’s sales within the past fourteen months include the 1,639-room Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, the 197-room Southbury Hilton in Southbury, Connecticut, 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 expanded its operations and opened their Philadelphia headquarters office in November 2005.

Optimum Hotel Brokerage is also a member of Hotel Brokers International, the world’s largest and oldest hospitality real estate organization, which has 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.  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 and 2004.  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.  Most 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 twenty-seven 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.

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

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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

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Also See: 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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