CHICAGO – Hotel industry veteran Wes Tiner has joined Marcus & Millichap’s National Hospitality Group (NHG) in the firm’s Nashville office, according to Gregory A. LaBerge, the NHG’s national director. Tiner brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Marcus & Millichap, and was most recently a Vice President with Centennial Commercial Real Estate Company (formerly Grubb & Ellis). Joining Tiner in the Nashville office is Paul Blackburn, another commercial real estate veteran with seven years of experience.
“Adding Wes and Paul to our already industry-leading team of national hospitality specialists in a key market like Nashville further solidifies our strategic focus to provide our clients maximum value in solving their investment objectives,” says LaBerge.
Tiner and Blackburn will focus on the sale of hospitality investment properties on behalf of institutional and private investors, predominantly throughout the South Central states.
“Marcus & Millichap has really changed the paradigm in the hotel brokerage space,” says Tiner. “Their platform is truly unlike any other in creating value for hotel owners, and Paul and I are excited at the prospect of helping our clients leverage this platform.”
Tiner has held numerous and diverse senior-level positions throughout his hotel career. He worked 13 years at Hilton Hotels as Senior Director – Capital Asset Management Group before moving to Wyndham Worldwide as Corporate Vice President – Capital Investments, and finally serving as Senior Vice President – Project Development & Technical Services for the Americas for Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG).  
“Coupling the strengths of Marcus & Millichap’s national hotel team and platform together with Wes’ tremendous experience and knowledge across the spectrum of hotel franchising, development and operations creates a highly compelling solution for hotel owners,” notes Jody McKibben, Sales Manager for Marcus & Millichap overseeing the Tennessee market.
With more than 1,000 investment professionals in offices nationwide, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services is the largest firm specializing in commercial real estate investment services in the nation. Marcus & Millichap closed 6,149 transactions in 2012, the highest of any commercial real estate brokerage firm. Founded in 1971, the firm has perfected a powerful system for marketing properties that combines product specialization, local market expertise, the industry’s most comprehensive research, state-of-the-art technology and relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors nationally.