James Guillory, Jr.
Chief Business Developer & President
Mr. Guillory has the oversight responsibility of his management and consulting teams, as they administer the ongoing day-to-day operations of the Company, identifying and evaluating hotel investments, and developing and implementing plans for increasing hotel performance and value.
Since 1999, Mr. Guillory and his staff have been responsible for originating and executing ground-up hotel development opportunities, as well as acquiring, renovating and repositioning hotels well under replacement cost, leading all Company capital raising efforts, and managing relationships with investors, lenders, major hotel brands, and management consultants.
Mr. Guillory received his degree from the University of North Texas in Business and Accounting. He has served as a Senior Corporate Tax Auditor, prior to serving in various executive leadership roles for HarDam Hotels and CenterPointe Hotels. Mr. Guillory has been selected by Hilton Worldwide to serve in several publications as a hotel owner and franchisee, and serve as a guest speaker. He has been an annual guest speaker at the University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, as well as the University of North Texas, College of Business and College of Hospitality Management. Mr. Guillory also serves on the University of North Texas Board of Directors Alumni Board.