Marcus & Millichap hires three for National Hospitality Group

Marcus & Millichap hired three hospitality investment professionals to join the firm’s National Hospitality Group (NHG) in Charleston, S.C., according to Gregory A. LaBerge, the NHG’s national director. Josh Williams joins the firm as an NHG senior director, Joce Messinger as an NHG director and Michael Estes as an NHG associate member.

Vishal Patel, an associate member of the NHG in the Charleston office, will also be part of the team.


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“The addition of Josh, Joce and Michael to our already industry-leading team of hospitality property investment specialists provides our clients in the southeastern United States with an even greater depth of resources,” LaBerge said.

In his new position, Williams is responsible for Marcus & Millichap’s hotel acquisition and disposition services in the southeastern United States, with initiatives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. His 25-plus-year industry experience includes assignments involving large full-service hotels, select service and economy-branded hotels and inns. He will guide the team in serving the needs of institutional and private client owners. Williams is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Messinger has closed more than 25 investment real estate transactions in the southeastern U.S. He received a B.S. in business management with a concentration in hotels and hospitality from the College of Charleston.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Estes was the managing director for Charleston-based Beacon Hospitality. He has more than 10 years of hospitality management experience as an operator of a variety of full-service and select-service hotels in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. He is especially well versed in evaluating the performance of brands across the Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood platforms.

“Combining the strengths, experience and market knowledge of Josh’s team with the value proposition of Marcus & Millichap’s national hotel platform creates a highly compelling solution for hotel owners,” said Raj Ravi, regional manager for Marcus & Millichap overseeing the Carolinas market.

Patel became an associate with Marcus & Millichap earlier this year. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. in economics.

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