HREC Investment Advisors appoints new SVP

The Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsdale/Riverwalk in Scottsdale, Ariz., is one of 52 properties listed on HREC's website as for sale. Photo credit: Hilton

Hotel real estate advisory firm HREC Investment Advisors has appointed hospitality brokerage veteran Mark Rome SVP. He will be based in the company’s Dallas office. Over his 20 years in hospitality, Rome has structured and completed hotel sales transactions totaling over $1 billion in North America, with a focus in the Texas, Southwest and central regions.

“Mark’s unique skill set will enhance our ability to offer ‘best in class’ hospitality brokerage services to our client base,” Mike Cahill, founder/CEO of HREC, said in a statement.

Before joining HREC, Rome operated his own Dallas-based boutique hospitality brokerage firm, MJ Rome, for seven and a half years. Prior to that, he worked at Molinaro Koger, an international hotel real estate brokerage and advisory firm, as a managing director. Before entering the hospitality industry, Rome spent several years as a trial attorney in Dallas.

“HREC’s multifaceted platform will allow me to better serve clients and hotel investors by offering services related to asset transactions, debt and equity sourcing and broad consulting services,” Rome said in a statement. “The growing Texas markets continue to attract lodging investors’ capital. I am excited to use my experience and new platform to help both institutional and individual hotel owners and investors not only in Texas, but across the U.S.”