Marcus & Millichap Adds to Hospitality Group

CHARLESTON, SC—Marcus & Millichap has hired three hospitality investment professionals to join the firm’s National Hospitality Group (NHG) here: Josh Williams joins the firm as an NHG senior director, Joce Messinger as an NHG director and Michael Estes as an NHG associate member.

Vishal Patel, an associate member of the NHG in the Charleston office, will also be part of the team.

In his new position, Williams is responsible for Marcus & Millichap’s hotel acquisition and disposition services in the southeastern United States, with major initiatives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. His 25-plus-year industry experience includes assignments involving large full-service hotels, select-service and economy-branded hotels and inns. He will guide the team in serving the needs of institutional and private client owners. Williams is a graduate of the University of Georgia. 

Messinger has closed more than 25 investment real estate transactions in the southeastern U.S. He received a B.S. in business management with a concentration in hotels and hospitality from the College of Charleston.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Estes was the managing director for Charleston-based Beacon Hospitality. He has more than 10 years of hospitality management experience as an operator of a variety of full-service and select-service hotels in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. He is especially well versed in evaluating the performance of brands across the Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood platforms, according to the company.