|Oklahoma City, October 13, 2003 – The nationwide hospitality investment
brokerage firm, Hotel Broker One (HBO), headquartered here, announced
the opening of its first Rocky Mountain area office today. “Effective
immediately, we will be up and operating in Denver” stated HBO Chief Operating
Officer Peter Holmes. “This new office is in keeping with our commitment
to personal service for our clients and steady growth for our company”
declared Holmes. Denver is the seventh HBO office, which makes it
the larges and leading volume hotel brokerage firm in the western U.S.
and among the leaders nationwide.
Administrator’s Designation (CHA) since 1984, and has two decades of experience
in hospitality development and real estate brokerage.
|Heading Hotel Broker One’s new Denver
office will be well-known industry figure Jim Nelms, Nelms was formerly
with Coldwell Banker Commercial-American Spectrum in Denver where he, as
hospitality specialist and Regional Director of Coldwell’s Hospitality
Division, perennially leads the region in successful lodging real estate
transactions. Nelms is imminently qualified to broker hotels, restaurants,
and resorts with 18+ years in operations and corporate administration with
Choice Hotels International and as a principal in his own company, Lodging
Hospitality Network. He has held a Certified Hotel
When asked to comment on his new engagement, Nelms said, “ I am looking
forward to my new alliance with HBO. The chemistry and timing are
perfect. As the lodging industry evolves through this challenging
stage of the cycle, I feel fortunate to be joining the experienced team
of professionals at HBO , who are uniquely qualified to bring value added
service to buyers and sellers in the lodging industry.” Nelms also
stressed that the strong reputation and sense of family which HBO fosters,
was a strong contributing factor in his move. “I am in complete harmony
with HBO’s philosophy of practicing the ‘Golden Rule’ in business relations.
This is an opportunity to marry my solid experience and reputation with
the resources and progressive service oriented team at HBO.”
Jim has been an active allied member of the Colorado Hotel and Lodging
Association since 1986, serving on numerous committees as well as its Board
of Directors. He is a native of western Oklahoma, who earned his
B.S. from Oklahoma State University in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.
Additionally, Jim holds a M.S. in Hospitality Administration from Purdue