INTEGRITY AND EXPERIENCE
Principals of Maxim Hotel Brokerage have over 60 years of collective experience in hotel brokerage, working with a wide range of buyers and sellers. We have completed over 250 transactions of every type of hospitality property, ranging from highway motels to hotel sites to full-service hotels and large Las Vegas casinos. Since its founding in 2002, Maxim has completed transactions nationwide, specializing in the western United States with an emphasis on California, Arizona, Utah, and in Nevada (all gaming markets including Las Vegas). Through our success, we have built a solid foundation of clients of both buyers and sellers, ranging from local entrepreneurs to some of the most active institutions in the U.S and abroad.
Harry Pflueger, Principal, specializes in investment sales in key western US urban and resort markets. Though the southwestern US is his primary focus, Mr. Pflueger has sold hotels in California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tenessee, Texas, and Utah markets.
Mr. Pflueger represents private owners and institutions in the orderly disposition of their hotels. He has also been working extensively with offshore Asian investors and sources of capital (primarily Chinese and Korean) to place capital in solid US investments. Examples include Shanghai Construction Group’s (SCG America) $137 million purchase of the 654-room Hyatt Regency Orange County, Shenzhen Hazen Real Estate Group’s (one of China’s largest developers) purchase of the 802-room Sheraton Gateway LAX, and the sale of the 153-room Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim to Samchully America, a large Korean conglomerate. He often sources off-market deals before they are listed for sale.
Prior to founding Maxim Hotel Brokerage with Jack Carr, Mr. Pflueger directed the Western Regional hospitality practice for Insignia Hotel Partners, and prior to practicing brokerage in 1996, he was a senior analyst and managed the analyst department for Hotel Partners, during which time he provided analysis for hundreds of exclusive hotel listings.
He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Jack Carr, Principal, specializes in single asset and portfolio investment sales throughout the western United States. While he actively works on hospitality projects throughout the western region, he has built an extraordinary presence in Las Vegas. Since 1995, he has been involved in over 200 hotel and/or casino transactions, including more than 55 completed transactions in Nevada, placing him among the most active hospitality/gaming brokers in the state. His gaming transactions range from gaming taverns to large hotel casinos near the Las Vegas Strip, and his clients include private owners as well as the largest public gaming companies.
While based in the Newport Beach office, he runs Maxim’s Las Vegas office and spends the majority of his time there. Mr. Carr also possesses a thorough knowledge of franchising. Previously, he worked for 10 years with Days Inns of America and its subsequent owner, Hospitality Franchise Systems (HFS), during which time he oversaw the franchise negotiations for hundreds of hotels.
Mr. Carr, a CPA, received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky.
He is a licensed real estate broker in the states of California, Nevada, and Utah.
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