About Jameson and company
JAMESON AND COMPANY was founded in January 2011 by industry veteran John Jameson. John has specialized in the sale of hospitality real estate since 1990. The key to his career has been his integrity and superior client representation. John has successfully marketed, negotiated and closed over 150 transactions nationwide.
Jameson and Company’s primary focus is the brokerage of existing hotels throughout the United States that range across all asset classes and from major to tertiary markets. John has represented individual owners, banks, special servicers and institutional clients on almost every size and product class of hotels.
The team at Jameson and Company provides detailed valuations, strategic advisory analyses and brokerage services for the hospitality industry. It maintains a private database of comparable sales, active institutional investors as well as an extensive network of individual owner/operators nationwide. The company does not believe in “email blast” marketing campaigns that so many firms have adopted as a way of exposing an asset to the marketplace. Our company takes a direct sales approach in targeting qualified buyers so not to overexpose an asset to the market. The direct sales approach is a proven technique that John has used since the beginning of his career. This method still proves valuable in maximizing prices for clients as well as not exposing the asset to uninterested or unqualified customers. Proper client representation is the most important aspect when selling an asset and this is not achieved by merely sending it to as many prospective purchasers in a database.
Jameson and Company was built on past relationships and is more concerned about quality of service instead of quantity of deals closed on an annual basis. We encourage a prospective client to speak with any number of clients John has represented in the past and we are happy to supply additional references upon request.
Other areas of focus will be the assistance of equity placement for several major capital sources in various joint venture partnerships. Jameson and Company has worked with several private equity funds in creating specific investment criteria targeting the hospitality industry. We assist in the creation of a long term investment plan as well as the selection of brand affiliations and third party management candidates.
Meet The Team
John Jameson started his hospitality career in operations in 1983 where he held positions in accounting, Food & Beverage, General Manager and Regional Vice President of Operations. He was employed by several large companies that included United Inns, Dallas, TX, U.S. Hotel Properties, Los Angeles, CA, and Coastal Hotel Group, Chicago, IL. He primarily worked in full service hotels and was convinced by a major lender in 1989 to assist in the disposition of several foreclosed hotels. This is what led him to obtain a real estate license and become a specialized real estate professional focused only on the hospitality industry. John’s background in turning around distressed assets in the eighties has been a tremendous benefit in advisory work for clients needing assistance in strategic short term and long term planning.
Since becoming a real estate broker in 1990, John has facilitated over 150 transactions totaling over $900 million in sales. He has handled a vast array of hotel assets which include full service, select service and economy branded hotels as well as some independent properties. John has closed deals throughout most of the United States and has represented large institutional companies, special servicers, management companies and individual owners.
John graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Vice President of Operations
Matthew (Matt) Bailly began his hospitality career at Molinaro Koger as an Analyst. He became Senior Analyst after two years and managed a team of five analysts, handling 14 Brokers, spread out over the globe.
Matt’s responsibilities include financial analysis, creating all marketing collateral, maintaining our proprietary comparable sales database for the United States and supervision of all due diligence content for all projects. He is uniquely qualified in all aspects of financial modeling and valuation analysis, having been involved with assignments exceeding $700 million. Matt has worked on single asset transactions as well as large portfolios that included brands such as Choice, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, InterContinental and Starwood. He also has extensive experience in Caribbean and European market studies.
Matt graduated Cum Laude from American University – Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Chief Information Officer
Terrence (Terry) Walsh has a 35 year career in technology which includes client facing applications, focused web strategy, leveraging cloud based technology and competitive mobile applications. Prior to joining the firm he managed large multi-million dollar technology projects for Fortune 100 clients that included Lucent Technology, AT&T, Nicor Gas and the State of Illinois.
Terry’s responsibilities include managing all aspects of our technology platform that include information technology strategies, infrastructure, web based applications and support. He has been instrumental in enabling our business with cloud based solutions and a mobile application service to pave the way for our growing firm. He also manages the integration of Microsoft CRM Dynamics into our business strategy.
Terry is a graduate of North Central College of Naperville with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science.
Jessica has extensive experience in graphic design, print layout, package design, illustration and front end web development. She currently oversees the design and production of Offering Memorandums and Flyers.
Jessica’s sleek and simplistic design styles help create productive collateral that highlights the key points of the asset the firm is marketing. She thrives on being deadline driven and is in charge of monthly updating of all marketing materials.
Jessica graduated Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree, as well as a minor in advertising.
Corey Jameson has extensive experience in graphic design for several corporations. She is specialized in graphic design, letterpress, illustration and old-world printmaking techniques using typography. Corey’s art is influenced by technology, art, nature and current events.
Corey’s role is creation of all corporate collateral including brand, logos and marketing collateral. She manages our print industry partners and dovetails seamlessly the entire organization.
Corey is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking.