Commercial real estate investment services company Marcus & Millichap recently welcomed three new professionals to its Charleston, South Carolina-based National Hospitality Group.
The new hires are NHG senior director Josh Williams, NHG director Joce Messinger and associate member Michael Estes. Also joining the team is Vishal Patel, current NHG associate member.
"Adding this team, led by Josh Williams, to our already industry-leading team of national hospitality specialists in a southeastern location like Charleston further solidifies our strategic focus to provide our clients maximum value in solving their investment objectives,” Gregory A. LaBerge, NHG’s national director, said.
Williams, who has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, is charged with Marcus & Millichap’s hotel acquisition and disposition services in the southeastern United States. Major initiatives in this area are underway in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Williams, a graduate of the University of Georgia, will serve the needs of both institutional and private clients.
“Marcus & Millichap continues to redefine the hotel brokerage landscape,” Williams said. “Their platform is truly unlike any other in creating value for hotel owners, and Joce, Mike, Vishal and I are excited at the prospect of helping our clients leverage this platform.”
Messinger has completed more than 25 real estate investment transactions throughout the United States. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management with a concentration in hotels and hospitality from the College of Charleston.
“Joining the Marcus & Millichap team, with their high level specialization on investment properties, finance and specifically for the hospitality asset class, will ensure our clients receive our team’s exceptional brokerage services,” Messinger said.
Estes's efforts will be focused on the Virginia market. He was the managing director for Charleston–based Beacon Hospitality and has more than 10 years of hospitality management experience, having worked with the Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood platforms.
“I am looking forward to further strengthening long term relationships with Hoteliers in the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas and showing them first-hand why Marcus and Millichap has the strongest investment sales platform in the industry,” Estes said.