Former Choice Hotels Executive Launches Hospitality Brokerage & Consulting Firm
Ron Burgett, a 21 year veteran of hotel real estate investment and development, has opened a brokerage and hospitality consulting firm, Hospitality Sales Group (HSG), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company's core business is commercial real estate brokerage, with expanded services in site selection, hotel evaluation, and franchise negotiation. HSG has also affiliated with established firms offering property management services and FF&E procurement. The company has immediate plans to open HSG offices in four cities across the country, working with other brokers, franchise executives, and real estate professionals nationwide.
Over the past three years, Mr. Burgett has been in a senior management role with Smith Dean & Burgett, Hotel Investments, based in Traverse City, MI, a veteran hotel brokerage firm in the Michigan area.
Prior to launching Hospitality Sales Group, Ron held positions for public hotel companies including Choice Hotels International, where he served as a national Vice President of Development, managing US and Caribbean sales and development efforts for the company's established brands. He is best noted for managing Choice's world class development team through several record sales years, working with some of the best and brightest professionals in the franchise industry.
Mr. Burgett's vast experience in hotel franchising, operations and acquisition has been evidenced by his participation in over 1,600 property transactions, involving independent and franchised hotels, land sites and other forms of commercial real estate. He has an excellent transactional track record with hotel real estate assets, beginning in the early 90's in the Midwest, and more recently across the country.
Ron also has extensive experience in property management; working with the Charlotte, NC based Maxim Management Corporation. He managed district operations in high volume franchised hotels in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids. His restaurant management background includes managing multiple Cracker Barrel and Max and Erma's restaurants in the Midwest in his early 20's.
Mr. Burgett received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, and received his Certified Hotel Administration (CHA) designation in 1990. He holds commercial real estate licenses in multiple states.
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