Joel W. Hiser, Principal

Hotel Brokers California Joel Hiser

San Francisco, CA

CA DRE License: 00843789
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  •   Hotel Brokerage
  •   Debt Financing
  •   Hotel Management
  •   Hotel Development
  •   Receivership
  •   Retail and Office

  • Joel W. Hiser is a highly experienced hotel real estate professional. He has a broad base of work experience with all types of commercial real estate with an emphasis on hotels, resorts or other types of hospitality related assets including: hotel & resort sales, property management, development services, land-use entitlement, debt financing, retail and office leasing, contract negotiation, and hotel asset management. In addition to managing the San Francisco office, he is responsible for oversight of the firm's hotel brokerage, property management and development advisory services practice.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Hiser has served in executive management capacities with leading international hotel and resort companies. Previously he was a member of the International Executive Committee for Horwath HTL, the world’s largest hotel consulting company and the practice leader for their North American brokerage and advisory services group. Joel also served as Executive Managing Director for PKF Investments – Capital Markets Group where he was responsible for overseeing all U.S. hotel brokerage and finance operations. At Richfield Hospitality Services/Regal Hotels International, he served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance, Acquisitions and Development and was an Executive Committee Member. Richfield was the largest third party hotel management company in the world during his tenure with over 100 hotels under management and annual revenues exceeding $500 million. He supervised the Company’s legal department, all management contract procurement activities and had direct oversight of the Company owned portfolio of hotels with approximately 8,500 rooms and about one half million square feet of office space. On behalf of the Company, he was responsible for completing several hundred million dollars of hotel transactions, including the purchase and financing of such well known hotel assets as the Millennium U.N. Plaza Hotel – New York, Biltmore Hotel and Office Tower – Los Angeles, Bostonian Hotel – Boston and the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel – Chicago.

    Prior to Richfield, Mr. Hiser was an Executive Committee Member and Head of Real Estate for Hawaii based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, the largest hotel company in Hawaii with approximately 10,000 rooms owned and operated. He was responsible for real estate acquisitions, project development, management contract procurement, asset management and property management and leasing activities for over 300 retail outlets, several hundred thousand square feet of office space and numerous apartment buildings and parking garages. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President – Hotel Acquisitions for Metric Partners (currently Blackrock), a wholly owned subsidiary of Metropolitan Life with a multi-billion dollar hotel portfolio. He was a partner with Pannell Kerr Forster, an international C.P.A. and hospitality consulting firm and was a Principal in a hotel company that developed, managed and owned limited and full service hotels and resorts located throughout the United States including the 250 key, luxury, Charter at Beaver Creek Condominium Hotel, Doubletree Suites Hotel-St. Louis and the 235-room, Dallas Plaza Suites Hotel (currently Hotel Indigo by IHG). During his career, Mr. Hiser has been directly responsible for completing well over $2.5 billion of hotel sales or acquisitions and has been the asset manager for two hotel portfolios with property values exceeding $1 billion.

    Mr. Hiser is a certified public accountant and licensed real estate broker in multiple states. He graduated from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University and is an active member of its Alumni Association. He earned an MBA degree from California State University. As a very visible member of the hotel industry, he has written a number of articles for industry trade journals and is often featured as a speaker at industry conferences on matters related to hotel brokerage, management contracts, property development and finance matters.

    • Thirty year career in the hospitality industry
    • Principal - Horwath HTL - USA
    • Executive Committee Member & Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance & Acquisitions - Richfield Hospitality Services and parent company, Regal Hotels International
    • Executive Committee Member & Vice President Real Estate - Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
    • Senior Vice President Hotel Acquisitions – Metlife affiliate
    • Advisory Services Partner - Pannell Kerr Forster, CPA Firm
    • Executive Managing Director – PKF Investments/Capital Markets
    • President/CEO – Hotel development and management company
    • Completed over 50 hotel transactions exceeding $2.5 billion in value
    • Asset management for two hotel/office portfolios each exceeding $1 billion in asset value
    • Leasing and management of office, retail, apartment and restaurant space for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii
    • Frequent lecturer and author on hotel real estate and finance issues
    • B.A., Michigan State University – The School of Hospitality Business
    • M.B.A., California State University
    • Certified Public Accountant (I)
    • Licensed Real Estate Broker in multiple states
  • Hotel Transactions

    • U.N. Plaza Hotel-Park Hyatt – New York, NY
    • Bostonian Hotel – Boston, MA
    • Biltmore Hotel and Office Tower – Los Angeles, CA
    • Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel – Chicago, IL
    • Millennium Hotel – Minneapolis, MN
    • DoubleTree Alana Hotel – Waikiki, HI
    • Radisson Plaza Hotel – San Jose, CA
    • Sheraton Four Points Hotel – Kissimmee, FL
    • Sheraton Buffalo Airport – Buffalo, NY
    • Sheraton University Hotel – Durham, NC
    • Regal Harvest House-Partner Buyout – Boulder, CO
    • Marriott Hotel – Ontario, CA
    • Four Points Sheraton – San Diego, CA
    • Maxwell House Hotel – Nashville, TN
    • Marriott Hotel – Ontario, CA
    • Radisson Hotel – Scottsdale, AZ
    • El Dorado Resort – Santa Fe, NM
    • Holiday Inn Express – Corning, CA
    • Quality Suites –Burlingame, CA
    • Hampton Inn - Richardson, TX
    • Marriott Wailae Resort – Maui, HI
    • Outrigger Ala Wai Tower Hotel – Honolulu, HI
    • Outrigger Luana – Waikiki, HI
    • Marriott Hotel – Cleveland, OH
    • Ala Wai Terrace –Waikiki,, HI
    • Holiday Inn – Dallas, TX
    • Days Inn – Nashville, TN
    • Residence Inn – Nashville, TN
    • Residence Inn – Altamonte Springs, FL
    • Residence Inn Perimeter – Atlanta, GA
    • Hampton Inn – St. Louis, MO
    • Hampton Inn – Colorado Springs, CO
    • Hampton Inn – Addison, TX
    • Hampton Inn–Northlake – Atlanta, GA
    • Omni Berkshire Place – New York, NY
    • Omni Parkerhouse – Boston, MA
    • Hilton Hotel – Salt Lake City, UT
    • Radisson Hotel – La Jolla, CA
    • Comfort Inn – Vail, Co
    • The Georgian Terrace Hotel – Atlanta, GA
    • Sheraton Hotel – Salt Lake City, UT
    • Hilton Hotel – San Diego, CA
    • Radisson Plaza Hotel LAX – Los Angeles, CA
    • Radisson Hotel – Austin, TX
    • Double Tree Alana – Waikiki, HI
    • Comfort Inn Airport – Salt Lake City, UT
    • Quality Inn – Colorado Springs, CO
    • Park Inn – Bradenton, FL
    • Park Inn – Tucson, AZ
    • Holiday Express – Sacramento, CA
    • Clarion Hotel – Sacramento, CA
    • Clarion Hotel – Fort Worth, TX
    • Sheraton Inn – Schaumburg, IL
    • Sheraton Hotel – Miami, FL
    • Desert Inn – Lancaster, CA
    • Millennium McCormick Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ
    • Waikiki Parkside - Honolulu, HI
    • Clarion Hotel & Marina – Bloomington, IN
    • Holiday Inn Express – Tracy, CA
    • Quality Inn & Suites – San Mateo, Ca
    • Comfort Inn – San Mateo, CA
    • Comfort Inn – Crescent City, CA
    • Hyatt Place – Dublin Park, CA
    • Inn Hotel Portfolio(5)
    • Condominium Hotel Management Company – Hawaii
    • Richfield Hotel Management Company (60)

    Hotel Financing

    • InterContinental Hotel –San Francisco, CA
    • Millennium U.N. Plaza Hotel – New York, NY
    • Biltmore Hotel & Office Tower – Los Angeles, CA
    • Ramada Inn – Redding, CA
    • Residence Inn – Nashville, TN
    • Holiday Inn – Dallas, TX

    Asset Management

    • Biltmore Hotel & Office Tower – Los Angeles, CA
    • Marriott Hotel – Ontario, CA
    • El Dorado Resort – Santa Fe, NM
    • Charter at Beaver Creek – Vail, CO
    • Country Inn & Suites – Atlanta, GA
    • Bishop Trust Office Building – Honolulu, HI

    Receiverships/ Property Management

    • Radisson Hotel & Water Park – Albuquerque, NM
    • Hampton Inn – Arroyo Grande, CA
    • Aztec Hotel – Monrovia, CA
    • Hampton Inn – Richardson, TX
    • Hotel Pacific – Monterey, CA
    • Lancaster Connection Shopping Center – Lancaster, CA

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