A 30-year corporate real estate veteran, Keith joined Hilco Real Estate in 2021 to lead the national hotel team, bringing substantial expertise in investment sales, REO, note sales, auction services, hotel development, repositioning, franchise selection, site selection, brokerage, consulting and management. Prior to Hilco, Keith was with Marcus Millichap as Senior Vice President in the Atlanta office on the National Hotel Team.
Prior to Marcus Millichap, Keith was with Newmark Knight Frank where he built an Institutional Hospitality platform after serving as a senior director with Auction.com, a Ten-X Commercial Company. In this capacity, Keith helped grow the Private Client Group to over $2.2 billion in hotel commercial real estate transactions. Prior to Auction.com, Keith was Director of Franchise Sales and Development for Red Roof Hotels where he signed 19 franchises the first year awarding him the title Salesman of the Year. Prior to Red Roof Hotels Keith served as Director of Franchise Sales and Development for Cendant Corporation, which included the Days Inn, Ramada and Howard Johnson properties. During his tenure, he signed more than 150 franchise agreements generating over $120 million in annual revenue. He achieved the rank as the top producer for three consecutive years and was consistently in the top five producers club his entire career at Cendant Corporation.
Together in a joint venture with Wayne McAteer, Keith created Wesley Hotel Group, LLC in 2003 to own, operate and develop hotels. Wesley Hotel Group developed the Hotel Indigo in Sarasota, Florida, which was the first newly constructed Hotel Indigo brand. Later, the firm signed two franchises developed in Nashville, Tennessee – one on Music Row / Vanderbilt and the other in Downtown Nashville. The team was awarded IHG Developer of the Year in 2007. The Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville won the Nashville Downtown Partnership Award in 2010 and the 2011 Urban Land Institute award. Prior to Wesley Hotel Group, Keith created The Agency Hotels and served as the President.