Boston-Based T.R. ENGEL Group Named Asset Manager of the Greater Columbus Convention Center

BOSTON, MA. March 7, 2017 - T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC, (TRE), a seasoned hospitality advisory, asset management, project management and transactions firm, has been named by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority as the official asset manager of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The selected TRE team has a prior asset management history with numerous other convention and group-oriented facilities including the San Jose Convention Center, Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.

Asset management for the Greater Columbus Convention Center began mid-January 2017.

"We look forward to working closely with the Authority, its management company, SMG, and the Columbus hospitality community, to share our knowledge and experience in convention center finance and accounting, operations, sales and marketing, branding and capital investment to ensure success," shares Tom Engel, principal of T.R. ENGEL Group. The TRE team will be spearheaded by industry veteran, John Christison, who has more than 40 years experience as a successful convention center chief executive, at various venues in the United States.

According to Don Brown, executive director of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, "We anticipate a great energy and momentum under TRE's asset management leadership. We are ready to move ahead with operational and organizational assessments and implementation of TRE's comprehensive work plan."

Tom Engel (left) and John Christison (right)

About T.R. ENGEL Group (TRE): With offices in the United States and the Middle East, TRE is a hospitality and real estate advisory specializing in transaction services and project and asset management for hotels, convention centers, and mixed-use commercial real estate. The firm's experience in operations, development, financial analysis, and brand flagging provides value and benefit, working closely with owners throughout the pre-development, operations and turnover stages of the hotel lifecycle. As investment advisors, T.R. ENGEL provides due diligence and buyer and seller know-how for the sale of hotels in North America, Europe and the Middle East. TRE works with a diverse cross-section of investors including government entities, private equity real estate firms, real estate investment trusts and high net-worth family companies. www.trengelgroup.com.

Asset management for the Greater Columbus Convention Center began mid-January 2017.

"We look forward to working closely with the Authority, its management company, SMG, and the Columbus hospitality community, to share our knowledge and experience in convention center finance and accounting, operations, sales and marketing, branding and capital investment to ensure success," shares Tom Engel, principal of T.R. ENGEL Group. The TRE team will be spearheaded by industry veteran, John Christison, who has more than 40 years experience as a successful convention center chief executive, at various venues in the United States.

According to Don Brown, executive director of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, "We anticipate a great energy and momentum under TRE's asset management leadership. We are ready to move ahead with operational and organizational assessments and implementation of TRE's comprehensive work plan."

About T.R. ENGEL Group (TRE): With offices in the United States and the Middle East, TRE is a hospitality and real estate advisory specializing in transaction services and project and asset management for hotels, convention centers, and mixed-use commercial real estate. The firm's experience in operations, development, financial analysis, and brand flagging provides value and benefit, working closely with owners throughout the pre-development, operations and turnover stages of the hotel lifecycle. As investment advisors, T.R. ENGEL provides due diligence and buyer and seller know-how for the sale of hotels in North America, Europe and the Middle East. TRE works with a diverse cross-section of investors including government entities, private equity real estate firms, real estate investment trusts and high net-worth family companies. www.trengelgroup.com.

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