Executive Bios

  • Brian Holstein Brian HolsteinPrincipal

    Brian Holstein is the Founding Principal of US Hotel Advisors, an industry leading, nationwide hospitality investment banking firm specializing in debt financing, joint-venture equity placement and investment sales. Mr. Holstein is known for being a pioneer and expert in loan structuring. He began his career at RBS Greenwich Capital as a commercial real estate banker where he closed more than $1 billion in non-recourse fixed and floating-rate loans. In 2012, Mr. Holstein saw an opportunity to... read more

  • Jack NashBusiness Development Manager / Managing Director

    As the New Business Development and Managing Director of US Hotel Advisors, Jack Nash's past and future clients will benefit from all the knowledge and experience he has developed throughout his extensive hospitality career.

    Mr. Nash has lived in Colorado since a young age and was raised within his family's hospitality enterprises, starting his career as a front desk agent at a family-owned hotel.  Jack continued to work in hotel operations for several years at both full and limited service... read more

  • Hunter JohnsonPresident - Investment Sales

    Hunter Johnson leads national hotel disposition and acquisition for US Hotel Advisors. Prior to being a Hotel Broker, Hunter was a commercial banker. Hunter has proven track record as a hotel broker familiar with both the traditional and auction sale processes. He is a hotel owner. Hunter is straightforward, honest and knows success is dependent on creating long term relationships within the industry.

    Hunter is currently a licensed real estate person in Colorado.

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  • James H. NelmsEmploying Broker

    Jim Nelms brings over four decades of experience to his network of customers in the Hospitality Industry.  Jim’s deep hospitality background includes hotel operations and investment, corporate franchise administration,and development, and since 1992 Jim has served as a commercial real estate broker specializing in Hospitality transactions.  Mr. Nelms wide range ofexperience translates into a distinct advantage for franchisers and their preferred customers.  He consults on every aspect... read more

  • Noel A. Palma Noel A. PalmaManaging Director

    Noel A. Palma serves as Managing Director at US Hotel Advisors where he is responsible for new business development, as well as originating and sourcing non-recourse permanent, bridge, and construction hotel loans throughout the U.S. Additionally, Mr. Palma provides analytical support as it relates to financial modeling, debt structuring, lodging market studies, and property due diligence review.

    Mr. Palma has over 20 years experience in various facets of the hospitality industry, starting at... read more