Professional Experience

35+ years operations and corporate hotel management experience, including senior management positions with ITT Sheraton Hotels and Holiday Inns in Chicago, Boston and New York City. Directed the opening of five Embassy Suites Hotels and managed a nationwide nine-hotel portfolio with over 1,925 rooms, which included the Embassy Suites, the Pasadena Hilton, the Dallas Melrose Hotel and the Sterling Hotels Sacramento, whose annual revenues exceeded $81 million. Lead partner in managing over $510 million of hotel acquisition due diligence including the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Bel Air Hotel, the Los Angeles Hilton & Tower, and the Dallas Melrose Hotel. Participated in obtaining over $205 million in commercial real estate financing.

  • Colbert Hotel Consulting, LLC; Principal; Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and South Florida; 1992-Present
  • Laventhol & Horwath; Senior Principal; Los Angeles and New York; 1983-1990
  • Holiday Inns, Inc.; Director System Planning, Regional Director of Sales; Memphis, Tennessee; 1978-1982
  • Sheraton Hotel Corporation; Northeast Regional Sales and Director of Sales, Manager of Technical Services; Chicago, Boston and New York; 1970-1977
  • Operating Standards
  • Franchise Obligations, Issues
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Financing Due Diligence
  • Property Control
  • Reporting Practices
  • Mismanagement
  • Condemnation
  • Premises Liability
  • Assault
  • Operations / Security
  • Wrongful Death related to Hotel Fires, Hotel Pools, Hotel Carbon Monoxide
  • Duty of Care

Developers, owners, management companies, insurance companies, national hotel franchisors and law firms.

Professional Qualifications
  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), American Hotel & Lodging Association 1991-2006; 2011-indefinitely
  • Certified Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), American Hotel & Lodging Association 2014-2019
  • California Real Estate License 2020
  • BSBA, University of Denver, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Guest Lecturer
  • UCLA, Annual Real Estate Finance Course
  • Cal Poly, Pomona, California, Senior Class Seminar
Professional Affiliations
  • Hotel Asset Managers Association (Former)
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Pittsburgh
  • Executive Committee (Former), Embassy Suites Owners Association
  • American Red Cross, Board Member, Chestnut Ridge District
  • United State Army Reserve, Honorable Discharge, 1975
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
R. Britton Colbert, CHA, CHIA

R. Britton Colbert, CHA, CHIA

Hotel Asset Management / Litigation Consulting

South Florida

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