Mr. Michaels' background includes the disciplines of investments, finance, asset management and disposition, marketing, management and market research in several varied areas of real estate. This experience has now been recently focused in the hospitality field to assist in the analyses, acquisition, and management of hotel properties. In addition to Alan's role as a Joint Principal in GLA, Mr. Michaels is currently the principal and Chief Executive Officer of Merit Hotel Group, which owns and operates hotels in the mid-Atlantic area. Mr. Michaels has successfully arranged debt and equity financing for several major commercial real estate transactions for Merit Hotel Group and for others. Mr. Michaels' skills in these areas will continue as an asset to Merit Hotel Group and its clients.
Mr. Michaels' involvement has spanned the period from conception through entitlements to completion, continuing through the operational phases of the projects. He regularly deals with issues as diverse as land use and zoning, joint venture structuring, financing, leasing and other management and operational responsibilities. Mr. Michaels' companies' employees over 75 full-time employees.
Mr. Michaels currently owns and operates the Merit Hotel Group, a company he founded in 1988. The Merit Hotel Group owns and operates the Clarion Hotel, Aberdeen, Maryland, Historic Kent Manor Inn & Restaurant, Stevensville, Maryland, and the Springhill Suites by Marriott, Bel Air and Maryland. Mr. Michaels is currently developing an additional hotel site in Aberdeen Maryland.
Ongoing consultancy business representing hotel ownership in their ongoing business relationships with the management companies which operate their hotel assets. These asset management engagements assist in maximizing the performance of the management company as well as the value of the hotel asset. Joint engagements with Global Lodging Advisors included a 900-room convention hotel in Washington, D.C. and an eight hotels, full-service chain in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Other engagements have included development of a land valuation model for an affiliate of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Services. Further engagements have included reviews of several Washington area full service hotels such as Sheraton and Hyatt.
Mr. Michaels also successfully arranges debt, equity and construction financing for a variety of real estate developments throughout the Washington, D.C and Baltimore marketplace.
David V. Meloy
David Meloy's background includes 20 years of marketing and management experience in both Hilton and Sheraton Hotels in major markets through out the United States. This experience includes nine years managing hotels’ marketing efforts and eleven years serving as general manager in Denver, New York and Washington hotel properties elevating to the position of general manager of The Carlton, Sheraton's luxury hotel in Washington, D.C.
In the Mid-Atlantic market, Mr. Meloy served as Vice-President of Operations for a mid- sized hotel company. In this capacity he analyzed numerous types of hotel operations for the ownership and investigated new projects for acquisition. This enabled Mr. Meloy to gain further experience in identifying the types of hotels that are successful in the marketplace and the types of hotels which hold the greatest opportunity for prosperity.
Mr. Meloy currently owns and operates the Merit Hotel Group, a company he founded in 1989 with Alan Michaels. The Merit Hotel Group owns and manages the Clarion Hotel, formerly the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Aberdeen, Maryland, the Historic Kent Manor Inn & Restaurant, Stevensville, Maryland and the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Harford County, Maryland.
Mr. Meloy also consults on behalf of Georgetown University to provide critique and recommendations of their Marriott management contract for the university's hotel and food operation.
Vice President - Operations
Tim Engle,with over 30 year off all aspect of hotel property operations has been a mainstay of Merit Hotel Group's opeartions.
Mr Engle is a highly focused and experienced manager who feels that his greatest strengths are his strong commitment to providing the highest level of loyalty and service to his employers, colleagues and hotel guests. Mr. Engle has honed his ability to develop and maintain a close working relationship with senior managers, which in turn helps him to gain a indepth understanding of an employer’s needs, goals and ambitions. His habit of constantly reviewing processes and identifying ways to improve efficiency and service, thereby reducing overall operating costs and, by extension, profitbility to Merit Hotel Group and its investors.