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JP Ford

Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development, Lodging Econometrics

J.P. leads all of the Strategic Sales and Marketing Initiatives for Lodging Econometrics and New England Hotel Realty. He is an Industry leading real estate advisory specialist with close to 30 years experience providing business development, acquisition and disposition services in the United States.

J.P. serves as a trusted advisor to Ownership and Management Groups throughout North America looking to add real estate assets and management contracts to their portfolios; Franchise Companies looking to identify new construction and potential brand conversion opportunities; and Wall Street analysts looking to evaluate real estate development and valuation trends as well as assess investment potential in various hotel companies and particular markets.

Additionally, J.P. 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 achievements in hotel construction and design in the country.  He is also a speaker at various hotel industry events and conferences and regularly contributes to several lodging real estate publications, such as the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Lodging Magazine, the IHIF Newsletter, and the New England Real Estate Journal. J.P. is a Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), and a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).