JP Ford

Company: Lodging Econometrics

Position: Senior Vice President

Bio

JP leads all of the strategic sales initiatives for Lodging Econometrics. He is an industry-leading real estate advisory specialist with over 30 years of experience providing business development, acquisition, and disposition services.

JP serves as a trusted advisor to Franchise Companies looking to identify branding opportunities; Ownership and Management Groups looking to add real estate assets and management contracts to their portfolios; Lodging Industry Vendors seeking to increase product distribution and Wall Street Analysts interested in evaluating hotel development, hotel sales transaction trends, and assessing investment potential in hotel companies and markets.

JP chairs the committee responsible for gathering nominations and selecting the finalists for the America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) “Development of the Year” awards, which recognize the most outstanding achievement in hotel construction and design in the country. JP is also a committee member of the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS), which selects the “Development of the Year Award,” in the Caribbean.

JP is a speaker at various hotel industry events and conferences and regularly contributes to several lodging real estate publications.

JP is a Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), a Member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and a Member of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of New Hampshire.



Geographic Areas

Any region, country, market, and city worldwide.


Expertise

A trusted advisor to Franchise Companies looking to identify branding opportunities; Ownership and Management Groups looking to add real estate assets and management contracts to their portfolios; Lodging Industry Vendors seeking to increase product distribution and Wall Street Analysts interested in evaluating hotel development, hotel sales transaction trends, and assessing investment potential in hotel companies and markets.


Professional Memberships

ISHC - International Society of Hospitality Consultants; CHB - Certified Hotel Broker


Speaking Engagements

America's Lodging Investment Conference (ALIS), ALIS Summer Series, Hospitality Design's (HD) Expo, Lodging Conference, NEREJ Hospitality Forum, Best Western International Convention, Northeast Hotel Investment Forum


Articles and Publications

Wall St. Journal, Lodging Magazine, Hotel Management Magazine, New England Real Estate Journal, Bloomberg, Daily Lodging Report, Financial Post, Hotel Online, Travel Daily News


Representative List of Clients

Marriott International, Radisson Hotel Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham International, Extended Stay Hotels (ESA), Best Western International, Samsung, LG, Kohler, Serta Simmons, etc.


Education

University of Texas Graduate School of Business, Austin, TX; MBA - New Hampshire College, N/K/A/ Southern New Hampshire University Hooksett, NH; BS - Merrimack College, No. Andover, MA


Past Experience

The sale of lodging real estate across the United States. Securing short-term management assignments from lenders for one of our subsidiary firms.