Brian Resendez, CCIM serves as Senior Vice President Hotels & Land for SVN | Bluestone in Portland, OR, and is Founder and Owner of Northwest Hotel Investor. He specializes in the sale of hospitality properties and land for development in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
An accomplished real estate broker since 2004, Brian began his real estate career in finance and by assisting with the acquisition of investment single family and multi-family property sales. He then started working in hotel brokerage in 2007, and has since become one of the leading experts in the local community for hotel sales and acquisition. He has been involved in the purchase and sale of multiple hotel properties in Oregon and Washington including branded and non-branded assets.
Brian has completed the demanding process of achieving Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. He has also earned dual Certifications in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Development from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He also holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a Master’s Degree in Lodging Administration from the University of Houston’s Hilton College.
Brian is active in both regional and national organizations such as Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA), and Washington Hospitality Association (WHA), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Conference, and The Lodging Conference. He is also a member of the Cornell University Hotel Society and the Hilton College Alumni Association, and serves as a Board Member of the Latino Hotel Society.
Previously, Brian worked as a hospitality manager in the USA and Central America with Westin, Doubletree, and several ski and golf resorts. Brian also worked as a loan officer and brings strong knowledge of real estate finance needed to make transactions work in today’s difficult lending environment.
While not at work, Brian spends time with his family, playing golf, or snowboarding.
Oregon License #200406154
Washington License #24481
Idaho License #44395
Joseph Aiston serves as an Associate Advisor specializing in hotels for SVN | Bluestone and Northwest Hotel Investor. As the newest member of the team, he is focused on providing the high level of service, accountability, and market expertise that our clients expect. Having spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Joey has a keen insight into the opportunities and challenges of operating a service-related business. He is adept at listening to client’s needs, providing creative solutions and maintaining the confidence and composure necessary for deal crafting.
As a resident of the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years, Joey graduated from Portland State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics. After college, he continued to work at a popular local brewery while he transitioned to assisting the Northwest Hotel Investor team with Broker Price Opinions, property financial analysis, hotel market research and marketing. Joey was eventually licensed in Oregon in Fall of
Joey is a fan of running, biking, and hiking; and is a new participant of Spartan Races (obstacle races). When he is not giving tours of hotels or meeting clients, you can find him at a Blazer’s game, grabbing a pint with a friend at one of the amazing Portland pubs, or enjoying the vibrant Pacific Northwest music scene with his wife and kids.
Oregon License #201250293
Michelle Aiston serves as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Northwest Hotel Investor. She is dedicated to developing professional marketing material and targeted campaigns tailored to the specific needs of Northwest Hotel Investor’s clients as well as promoting and expanding the company within the hotel investment community.
In 2010, Michelle began her real estate career as Brian’s assistant helping to organize business operations and raise the bar for marketing standards. Licensed in Oregon in 2012, she began actively expanding her knowledge of the Pacific Northwest hospitality markets, database development and real estate brokerage. Together, Brian and Michelle have developed a reliable, organized and dynamic team dedicated to serving the needs their clients.
In 2004, she graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a concentration in East Asian Studies. After college Michelle worked in her home town of Burlington, Vermont in various roles assisting small businesses with marketing and business development until moving to Portland in 2009.
She specializes in marketing, market research, database development and business development. Her innovative strategies, solution oriented attitude and tireless desire to learn make her a valued member of the team. She has traveled extensively and enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon Broker #201205532
The SVN Difference
From the first day a property is listed, SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors market their properties on a national basis to the entire 100,000-strong brokerage and investment community via real-time syndication to the major listing sites, social media and email campaigns, and our SVN LiveSM Open Sales Call. Because their national and global reach includes primary, secondary, and tertiary markets, SVN Advisors have an advantage when it comes to locating investment options on behalf of clients across the world as they leverage the power of all brokers — even those with competing firms. How do we do this? By creating incentives to cooperate for not only our own Advisors, but for all brokerage professionals.
The SVN system® is designed to achieve the highest potential for real estate investors. Year after year, transaction after transaction, our Advisors work to ensure that maximum cooperation equals maximum value in every type of transaction.
Why do we do this? Because it’s the right thing to do for clients.
* Northwest Hotel Investor (NWHI) is the designated business name for Northwest Real Estate (NWRE) LLC