Avison Young Hospitality Group Spotlights Victor Kalyanji and Wendy Blissett
March 20, 2017 9:23am
Avison Young Hospitality Group is pleased to highlight Victor Kalyanji and Wendy Blissett, who are located in the Avison Young Atlanta office.
Kalyanji, a senior hospitality broker in the capital markets group, has more than a decade of experience in hotel ownership, development and management. In his current role, he is focused on single asset and portfolio sales. Prior to joining the hospitality group, he owned and operated independent and franchised hotels in, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and Ohio.
He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a member of the Asian American Hotel Owner’s Association (AAHOA). Originally from Ohio, Kalyanji and his family have lived in Georgia for more than nine years. During that time, he has been involved in many hotel transactions.
Blissett, a senior hospitality broker in the capital markets group, has a wide range of experience in individual hotel assets, as well as complicated portfolio transactions valued over $100 million. Prior to joining the hospitality group, she worked for a hotel brokerage where she executed nearly every type and size of disposition transactions.
She began her career in commercial real estate with an Atlanta-based hotel brokerage firm in 1994, concentrating on client relations, sales support and hotel market research.
“Victor and Wendy have been integral members of the hospitality group since the beginning,” said Keith Thompson, principal at Avison Young. “They have deep industry knowledge and impeccable integrity and I consider them superb brokers and dear friends.“
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Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 2,400 real estate professionals in 79 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality properties.
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Avison Young Hospitality Group is a national hotel brokerage firm supported by 70 North American office locations and 2300 people. The firm currently has 194 hotels on the market totaling three billion in market value and for the past four years, the firm has been involved in one hotel transaction every five days. Avison Young Hospitality Group specializes in select service and full service hotels within the US and works with CMBS lenders, whole loan banks, REITs, public companies, investment funds and private investors. The hospitality group can be found at www.avisonyoung.com under the “services” tab.
Victor Kalyanji can be reached at 404-583-1144
Wendy Blissett can be reached at 678-596-9669
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