HB ON THE SCENE: Veteran Kessler Joins Hunter Realty

PHOENIX—Industry veteran Brown Kessler has joined Hunter Realty Associates as vice president.

The company announced the addition of Kessler—who was most recently with IHG as vp, franchise sales, for the U.S. and Canada for six of the company’s seven brands—at the Lodging Conference here.

Kessler, who has some 35 years of hospitality experience, will be based in the company’s Atlanta office but he noted that his reach would not be limited to the immediate area. “There are a lot of contacts and people I know all over the country,” he said.

He added of the new opportunity, “I think this will work out well for me and the Hunter organization.”