About Jameson and company

History

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 170 transactions nationwide, totaling over $1 billion in sales.

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

President & Managing Broker
John Jameson started his hospitality career in operations in 1983 where he held positions in accounting, food & beverage, opening teams, training teams for operating and POS systems, and this experience led to positions as a General Manager then 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 exclusively 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 $1 billion 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. Having represented large institutional companies, special servicers, management companies and individual owners, he has vast range of experience needed for very complex and challenging transactions.

John graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Sandra Jameson

Chief Financial Officer
Sandra started in hospitality industry in 1986 after working in the restaurant business for many years. She was quickly promoted from the catering department to Food and Beverage Director of a full service hotel in Aurora, IL. Having a desire to move away from the Food and Beverage side of the industry, she was hired as a Sales Manager for the Crowne Plaza in Lisle, IL. There she excelled in her new capacity and was later promoted to the position of Director of Sales. In 1991 she was awarded “Sales Director of the Year” from Richfield Hospitality, which at the time was one of the largest management companies in the United States. Sandra’s responsibilities include all aspects of personnel management, financial reporting, payroll, and accounts payable. Due to her previous sales experience, she also plays an integral role in the marketing and promotion of the company.

Jessica Helmer

Graphic Designer
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.