Alan X. Reay
In seeking a way to better serve his clients, Alan X. Reay, president of Atlas Hospitality Group, has raised the bar of excellence in hospitality property brokerage. After several decades of experience in the hotel industry and in investment real estate brokerage, Reay put together a plan, a team, and established his own company. Before founding Atlas Hospitality Group, Alan Reay was the top producing hotel broker for a national real estate brokerage firm based in California. He earned Outstanding Recognition Awards or ranked in the Top Ten nationally for seven of his ten years with the firm. Reay has an extensive background in the hotel industry, having served in various capacities, including Director of Sales with ABC International Hotel Guide headquartered in London, England. In that position, he established contacts both nationally and internationally. Thus, the philosophy of the company is grounded in the understanding that hotels are operating businesses with real estate as one of their assets. Reay has an impressive list of clients he has represented, including Wells Fargo Bank, OneWest Bank, Motels of America, Sunstone Hotels, Tarsadia, JHM Hotels, General Electric Capital Corporation, J.E. Robert Companies, Goldman Sachs. Alan Reay has been quoted extensively in both the hotel trade and the general press, regarded as an expert source on the hospitality market. Having tracked the hotel market for years, Reay publishes bi-annual reports of Atlas’ surveys of California hotel sales and new hotel development. Atlas has received national and local press coverage, being featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg, Hotel and Motel Management, Los Angeles Times, California Real Estate Journal, Western Real Estate News, and Orange County Register to name a few publications. A regular guest speaker at various trade events. Reay has also been retained as an expert witness on a number of important hotel legal cases. Hailing originally from Whitehaven, England, Reay obtained a Bachelor degree in Business at Kingston University, Surrey. Reay brings his belief in the importance of teamwork and a winning spirit, grounded in knowledge and experience, to bear in his handling of transactions, putting his clients’ interests first and foremost.
Oliver L. Shah
Executive Vice President
Since 1997, Atlas Hospitality Group Executive Vice President Oliver L. Shah has brokered the sale of more California hotels/motels than any other broker or brokerage firm. Shah has represented clients that have closed over $2 billion of hotel sales, a record. Major clients include LNR Property, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, C.W. Capital, Rabobank, One West Bank, Zions Bank, CDC Small Business Finance, Fremont Bank, East West Bank, MOA Hospitality, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Tarsadia Hotels, Pacifica Enterprises, Chrysler Credit Corporation, Cathay Bank, Ocwen Financial Corporation, DKN Hospitality Group, AMRESCO and J.E. Robert Companies. Shah was named the Atlas Broker of the Year in 2014, presented to the firm’s top-producing agent. He has received the award for 18 consecutive years, from 1997 to 2014. Shah has been awarded the Atlas Deal of the Year numerous times. He was recognized for the Holiday Inn, San Pedro (1998); Best Western Miramar, San Diego (1999); Hanford Hotel, Buena Park (2000); Best Western, Long Beach (2001); Quality Inn South Bay, Carson (2004); Gaige House Inn, Glen Ellen (2006); Days Inn, Arcata (2007), International Motor Inn, San Ysidro (2008) Ramada Plaza, San Diego Note (2010), Hampton Inn Morgan Hill (2012) and the Best Western Valencia, Holiday Inn Express &n Suites Santa Clarita, TownePlace Suites Thousand Oaks, Courtyard Thousand Oaks and Courtyard San Luis Obispo (2014). Shah was born in London, England. His father started a trading company in Africa, expanded to Asia and then to the United Kingdom. Finally, Shah’s family moved to California where they started various hotel and restaurant businesses. Shah attributes much of his success to his experiences with the family businesses and from traveling to over 50 countries. Shah graduated from the University Of Denver, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. His education and his extensive international travel experience have enabled him to deal proficiently with people from various cultures and customs, making him the most valued member of the Atlas team. "I am committed to my clients," Shah says. "Putting their needs and goals foremost, my focus is on achieving results. I go that extra mile, putting in a lot of hard work. Most people work from 8 to 5. I put in the extra hours from 5 to 8. This commitment to work 12-hour days, plus the shared market knowledge and teamwork approach with my associates at Atlas Hospitality Group has enabled me to close the volume of transactions that I have." Prior to joining Atlas Hospitality Group, Shah was a hospitality/lodging division sales associate at Marcus & Millichap in Newport Beach, California.
Vice President/Director of Operations
Wilson Wang is one of the founding members of Atlas Hospitality Group. Since its inception in 1997, Wang has been a significant part of Atlas and helped in creating the success stories of Atlas. Wang attained his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Southern California in 1993 with dual emphasis in Corporate Management and Real Estate Financing, and began his real estate brokerage career immediately post-graduation. Prior to forming Atlas, Wang successfully brokered hotels at a national brokerage company. Wang has gained a reputation by serving three years as a President in the Taiwan Hotel & Motel Association of Southern California (THMASC). The goal of the Association is to better assist Taiwanese/Taiwanese investors in becoming owners of hotels/motels and operating business opportunities in California. Wang assisted the members of the Association in various different aspects, including hotel sales consulting and assisting owners in fighting with “drive-by lawsuits”. Other hospitality affiliations include California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), and California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA). Wang’s philosophy in hotel business is best described as client-needs driven, which is evidenced by the number of clients that have done multiple transactions with him, and his dedication to the services provided to members of various Associations. In 2001-2002, the Proposition 65 invaded numerous owners. Wang solely initiated the research tasks for the Association members and help retained Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP, a prestige law firm in the United States, to represent over 300 hotels from THMASC and CH&LA.
Sachin J. Shah
Senior Vice President
Sachin J. Shah was one of the founding members of Atlas Hospitality Group (AHG) in 1997. Having proven himself with years of dedication and perseverance, Shah was named a vice president. Along with his colleagues, Shah aspires to build the leading hospitality brokerage firm in California. Shah gained the respect of his clients through building trust and offering the best solutions to their hospitality needs. He is responsible for over 150 transactions equaling well over $800 million. His clients repeatedly seek his expertise and guidance. Shah focuses on the sale of mid-market hotels in the 50- to 300-room range. Transactions such as the 300-room Marriott (Ontario, California), the 150-room Courtyard by Marriott Cal Expo and 74-room Fairfield Inn Cal Expo (Sacramento, California), the 300-room Mission Plaza Hotel (San Diego, California), the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites (Morgan Hill, California), and the 121-room Best Western Gateway Hotel (Santa Monica, California) are representative of the types of property Shah usually handles. Prior to joining AHG, Shah had several years of hotel operational experience, including over seven years with Jabman International Inc., where he was involved with the management of 11 independent and franchise hotels that ranged from 40 to 120 units. Shah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton, where he excelled in his education. Shah, born in Mumbai, India and raised in Southern California, is multilingual in Gujarati, Hindi and English. He possesses the excellent ability to mix well within diverse cultures. Shah, with his determination and expertise, hopes to continue building a strong network of clients with his knowledge and experience. He handles each transaction with care and ensures that his client’s needs come first.
Robert J. Feist
After graduating from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in Business Administration, and a specialization in Real Estate Finance, Robert J. Feist began his real estate brokerage career in 1994 as a Sales Associate in a national brokerage firm. Feist sold a total of 23 properties in 24 months and was one of the top transactional agents in his office. Feist was able to easily translate this experience to his work at Atlas Hospitality Group. Now with over 20 years of transactional experience and knowledge, Feist is well positioned to deliver results now and into the future for his clientele. He currently specializes in the representation of Sellers and Buyers of Hotel properties in all parts of California When you look for a real estate professional to represent you as a Seller or a Buyer, you should focus on certain principles, which Robert has continued to exhibit.
- Trust – Foremost, you must be able to trust the real estate professional that you hire to work for you on a multi-million dollar transaction. What is the biggest concern you have in a large transaction? Trust in the person that is working for you that they are trying to command the highest price or obtain the best outcome no matter what side you are sitting. Having been in the business for more than 20 years, Feist inherently has the trust of his clientele. His business continues to grow year after year.
- Professionalism – Robert began his real estate career out of college at one of the largest national real estate investment brokerage firms. Unlike many of the “so-called” Hospitality professionals, Feist learned the real estate business in a very structured and professional environment. He brings this structure to each transaction and listing, which in the end makes his clients experience much more lucrative and enjoyable.
- Golden Rule – Treat people exactly how you would like to be treated! If Feist was involved in a transaction of his own, he would want to be treated with respect, professionalism and be dealing with someone who is organized and looking out for his best interest. Robert strives to replicate this for every one of his clients on every deal and with anyone that contacts him for the first time.
Justin B. Myers
Justin B. Myers graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in Hospitality and Tourism with an emphasis on Hotel Business and Operations. Myers brought several years of hospitality operations experience to Atlas, where he quickly established himself as a successful team member. Since joining the company in 2005, Myers has successfully closed over $325 Million in transactions. Myers’ abilities and strong sales skills have helped him in several difficult transactions. Myers has successfully closed numerous Lender-Owned and Short-Sale transactions. Myers has worked with several major institutions such as Wells Fargo, Pacific Western Bank, Union Bank, CW Capital, Umpqua Bank, One West Bank, Zions Bank, Fremont Bank, East West Bank, Schulte Hospitality and Trigild. Myers has been awarded deal of the year in 2006 for the Gaige House Inn Glen Ellen, in 2010 for the Ramada Plaza San Diego & most recently in 2014 the Trigild Receivership Portfolio sale consisting of five hotels (Courtyard Thousand Oaks, Courtyard San Luis Obispo, Town Place Suites Thousand Oaks, Holiday Inn Express Santa Clarita & Best Western Valencia Inn) a portfolio transaction totaling more than $100,000,000. Myers has significant transactional experience with upper midscale, upscale and select service brands such as Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. In addition to selling franchised and non-franchised properties, Myers has sold several Luxury Boutique Inns throughout the state such as the Seal Cove Inn Moss Beach, Casa Laguna Inn & Spa Laguna Beach, Milliken Creek Inn Napa and Gaige House Inn Glenn Ellen. As a native to California, Myers splits his time between Orange County and the greater Sacramento Area. Myers has transacted several hotels in Northern and Central California accounting for more than 70% of his transaction volume. From large franchise hotels to high-end, historic boutiques, Myers has sold them all. His unique background, focus on building relationships and deal making skills perfectly mesh with the Atlas philosophy.
An Nguyen Ho
Director of Marketing
Armed with a strong creative drive, a journalism degree and an MBA, Atlas Hospitality Group Director of Marketing An Nguyen Ho has experienced a varied and well-balanced professional trajectory. Drawing from account executive experience at a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, electronic media work at a publishing company and time spent writing marketing and advertising agency copy, Ho assimilated the best aspects of each to provide Atlas with the tools needed to keep it the market leader in California hotel sales. “Every day at the Atlas Hospitality Group is a little different, in a positive way,” Ho says. “My job is to make everyone else’s job a little easier, but it’s such a great team that it’s easy to forget that I’m actually working.”