Top Performers Recognized

Hotel Brokers International announced top sales performers of 2017. HBI President Tony De George presented the following hotel real estate sales achievement awards during the organization's 59th Annual Meeting:

H. Brandt Niehaus, president of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc. located in Louisville, Kentucky, received HBI's highest honor - Broker of the Year. Niehaus received this recognition of excellence in hotel real estate brokerage based on outstanding sales volume and participation in the industry.

Awards were given to the Top Producers by U.S. Region in 2017. Ford C. Barton, Principal of Lodging Partners - a specialized hotel brokerage firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina - was named Top Broker of the U.S. Eastern Region. Mr. Barton and Lodging Partners were also recognized for structuring the Single Asset Sale of the Year.

Errol A. D'Souza, President of Laurel Real Estate Company, Columbus, Ohio, was recognized as the Top Broker of the U.S. Central Region; Mr. D'Souza is a five-time recipient of this recognition.

Joseph P. Kennedy, President of Crystal Investment Property, LLC of Portland, Oregon, was named Top Broker in the U.S. Mountain/Pacific Region. While Kathryn Seo, Vice President of Lodging Brokers Network, Inc. located in Napa, California, was named the region's Top Salesperson.

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