Greg Meinhold, CCIM, CHA, CHB, CIPS, CPM, RPA is CEO of Swoboda Hospitality Specialists. He serves as Designated Hotel Broker in states in which SHS operates, holding licensing as a real estate broker in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wyoming and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He also is qualified as a General Contractor in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Washington. With industry experience since 1980, since 1993 have been spent specializing in hospitality development and sales, Mr. Meinhold has an extensive background as a developer, property manager, licensed contractor, real estate broker and operator of hotels, income producing properties and restaurants.
Mr. Meinhold co-founded Pacific Hotel Motel Specialists, Inc. a real estate brokerage firm specializing solely in the sale of hospitality properties in the Western States, and Mexico. Along with the responsibilities of founding and running the company, Mr. Meinhold served as Pacific Hotel Motel Specialists' Designated Broker.
Highly active in the commercial brokerage community, Mr. Meinhold holds the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) designation, a designation held by less than 5% of commercial brokers, as well as the Certified Hotel Broker (CHB) designation, which is held by fewer than 50 commercial brokers nationwide. He also understands the value of International Business and to support the company’s efforts abroad has secured the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPC). He has also earned designations concerning the operations and management of income producing commercial properties the Institute of Real Estate Management Commercial Property Manager (CPM) and The Building Owners and Managers Institute Real Property Administrator (RPA). To optimally serve client interests, Mr. Meinhold continually seeks to improve his skills. He recently completed advanced hotel valuation courses at the Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Greg has served on the board of directors of Hotel Brokers International HBI, The Red Cross, County Wrestling Officials Association, and Eagle Scout Review Boards. In 2006 he received the Washington State Medal of Valor, 2003 Governors Lifesaving Award, and 2000 the American Red Cross Adult Good Samaritan. In off hours Greg finds enjoyment in training and working Labrador Retrievers, collecting and restoring classic automobiles, upland and waterfowl hunting, and boating.