Company Bio

Swoboda Hospitality Specialists
Brokers of Hotel and Motel Properties - Since 1954

PROFESSIONAL & EXPERIENCED HOTEL & MOTEL BROKERS

At Swoboda Hospitality Specialists, we maintain a staff with impeccable credentials who specialize only in the sale and purchase of hotel & lodging properties. Swoboda Hospitality Specialist brokers hold the only certification in hotel brokerage; the Certified Hotel Broker (CHB) designation. Fewer than 50 brokers, nationwide, have earned the CHB designation. Hospitality Specialists brokers also hold the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Only five percent (5%) of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation. The limited number of individuals holding these designations versus the total number of brokers nationwide reflects not only the caliber of the programs, but also why each is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

SALES

We offer full-service marketing to deliver the greatest return to you on the sale of your asset. We are experts in the positioning, pricing and marketing of hotel operations. We know how to make a Hospitality Property attractive regardless of current profitability. Our understanding of current business trends allows us to assess the true value and set a marketable price. We have the knowledge and resources to seek out competent buyers in every market. Our creative techniques and know-how allow us to negotiate and structure a winning transaction in any financial and economic environment.

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

With your approval we can provide exposure of your property in national and local publications; develop your property’s own web site, complete with virtual tour and video with placement on industry web pages such as Innvest and Loopnet (two of the main hotel real estate search engines); e-mail blasts monthly to more than 35,000 buyers and brokers in our database; monthly Wall Street Journal ads; targeted post card mailings; and the distribution of marketing packages to brokers and interested principals. All these elements are outlined in our customized marketing timeline.

EVALUATIONS

Our in-depth package evaluates the asset and its existing operations from several points of view. We offer summary opinions and assist in obtaining detailed profiles for use by business owners, court purposes (probate), in-house buy-outs and current value or marketability purposes.

DUE DILIGENCE & LICENSING ASSISTANCE

We assist clients to enable them to professionally present themselves and prepare the multitude of forms required for licensing approval. Being available for inspections and meetings with all parties and/or agencies supports our clients in complying with licensing and contractual matters.

BUYER SEARCH

We assist buyers in identifying and selecting the type of hospitality operation which suits them best. Then, targeting those operations, and implementing a plan for purchase, we traditionally represent the seller or represent the buyer on a search for a specific hospitality operation.


Marketing to Buyers Is Only Part of the Picture

Most brokers market directly only to buyers, reaching just 3% of the market. SHS reaches even more buyers with our Exclusive Marketing Plan, but we don’t stop there. We also market directly to the entire brokerage community – no one else does this! When it comes to marketing, we target 100% of the market – no investor can be in the marketplace without hearing from us!

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