About This Author

Greg Meinhold, CCIM, CHA, CHB is CEO of Swoboda Hospitality Specialists. He serves as Designated Broker in the 12 Pacific Mountain states in which SHS operates, and Puerto Vallarata, Mexico. With industry experience since 1980, of which he has been specializing in hospitality since 1991, Mr. Meinhold has an extensive background as a developer, licensed contractor, real estate broker and operator of hotels and restaurants.

Mr. Meinhold co-founded Pacific Hotel Motel Specialists, Inc. a real estate brokerage firm specializing solely in the sale of hospitality properties in the Western States, and Mexico. Along with the responsibilities of founding and running the company, Mr. Meinhold served as Pacific Hotel Motel Specialists' Designated Broker.

Highly active in the commercial brokerage community, Mr. Meinhold has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) designation, a designation held by less than 5% of commercial brokers, as well as the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) Certified Hotel Broker (CHB) designation, which is held by fewer than 50 commercial brokers nationwide. He also understands the value of International Business and to support the companies efforts abroad has secured the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPC). He has also earned designations concerning the operations and management of income producing commercial properties the Institute of Real Estate Management Commercial Property Manager (CPM) and The Building Owners and Managers Institute Real Property Administrator (RPA) To optimally serve client interests, Mr. Meinhold continually seeks to improve his skills. He recently completed advanced hotel valuation courses at the Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.
Greg May be reached at 425-418-5018, 602-468-3548 or You may visit our website at