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Johnson Capital Welcomes Melinda Bush, CHA, President and
Chief Executive Officer of HRW Holdings, LLC, to their
Global Hospitality Industry Advisory Board
July 16, 2007 - Hospitality industry veteran Dr. Donald W. Wise is pleased to announce that Melinda Bush, CHA, President and Chief Executive Officer of HRW Holdings, LLC, has joined their Global Hospitality Industry Advisory Board. She is the second Advisory Board member with a Certified Hotel Administrator credential to join the firm’s Advisory Board, joining Stephen R Hennis, CHA, Managing Director of Arvada, Colorado-based Hospitium.

“We are extremely pleased to have Melinda on our Advisory Board. She is one of the foremost experts on travel trends and marketing solutions for the luxury hotel and travel market in the United States and abroad. As an industry icon, she has Honorary Doctorates from both Johnson & Wales University and the Cornell Hotel School. On a real time basis, she remains exceedingly active, named the “Woman of the Year in Travel” by the Travel Industry Association of America; as a member of President George W. Bush’s Presidential Commission on International Trade; and a member of the Board of Directors of Felcor Lodging Trust.”

Melinda will assist the Johnson Capital Global Hospitality Industry investment banking practice in providing high touch investment advisory, investment banking, transactional (brokerage) services, and financing placement of both debt and equity in the $20,000,000 to $300,000,000 range. These services will be primarily focused on the upscale, luxury and boutique market tiers of domestic and International hotels, resorts, gaming, condominium-hotels, and timeshare, fractional and mixed-use projects that have a lodging component to include:

  • Debt placement – First mortgage, construction, subordinated/mezzanine debt, preferred equity financing for acquisition and refinance of single-asset and portfolio transactions;
  • Equity placement – New construction, renovation, recapitalization;
  • Corporate real estate services – Disposition of distressed asset and loan portfolios and/or loan sales to non-performing loans;
  • Bridge loans – Purchasing and participating in highly leverage bridge loans of existing assets, and raw entitled land on a case-by-case basis;
  • Advisory services – Preparation of sophisticated financial and/or market analysis of property, including valuations, hold versus sell analysis, feasibility studies, investment underwriting, transactional due diligence, and partnership restructuring and dissolutions; 
  • Investment services – Asset management, development and acquisition services to hotel real estate investors requiring third-party expertise; and
  • Brokerage intermediary services – existing assets, sites, and portfolios.
About Johnson Capital

Johnson Capital is one of the largest and most prominent real estate investment banking and commercial mortgage brokerage firms in the nation. Since its inception in 1987, aggregate transaction volume has soared to over $25 billion. The firm now has 20 offices nationwide: Irvine (corporate headquarters), Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Encino, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Phoenix, Denver, Vail, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Kansas City, Little Rock, Boca Raton, Washington, D.C., New York City, Norwalk, CT, and International offices in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and India, servicing both India, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

About HRW Holdings, LLC 

HRW Holdings / Hospitality Resources Worldwide, LLC focuses on market development & investment activities in both the communications and hotel sectors of the travel industry. Melinda Bush, CHA, President and Chief Executive Officer, is one of the foremost experts on travel trends and marketing solutions for the luxury hotel and travel marketplace, as well as the consumer issues affecting the industry on a global basis. HRW Holdings has offices in New York City, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida. 

Interested parties, please contact: Dr. Donald W. Wise, Global Hospitality Industry, Managing Partner, Johnson Capital, Hospitality and Leisure Real Estate Investment Banking, 1436 Second Street, #310, Napa, California 94559; 707.252.6975: Office;  707.252.9067: Facsimile; 949.283.9706: Mobile; 949.887.7787: International Mobile; Electronic Mail; Web site. 




Dr. Donald W. Wise
Global Hospitality Industry, Managing Partner
Johnson Capital
Hospitality and Leisure Real Estate Investment Banking
1436 Second Street, #310
Napa, California 94559
707.252.6975:  Office
707.252.9067: Facsimile
949.283.9706: Mobile (Domestic)
949.887.7787: Mobile (Domestic and International) Electronic Mail  Web pages


Also See: Johnson Capital Creates Strategic Alliance with Hospitium; Firm to Provide Hospitality Research and Consulting for High-End Resorts and Mixed-Use Hospitality Projects / July 2007
Johnson Capital Creates Global Hospitality Group for International Hotel and Resort Investment Banking; Dr. Donald W. Wise Named Managing Partner / April 2007
Resorts, Marinas and Vineyards, Inc. Represents Craig and Kathryn Hall in the Acquisition of La Residence, a Twenty-five Room Resort in Napa Valley, California / January 2007


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