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​Current Responsibilities
Mr. Meli is a Vice President based in JLL’s Miami office focusing on the middle market hotel space throughout the state of Florida, representing a variety of clients ranging from regional and national owner/operators to institutional investors. A New England native, Mr. Meli was promoted within JLL in 2014 and re-located from Atlanta to Miami to focus primarily on building JLL’s middle market investment sales practice throughout the east coast, with a specific focus on the state of Florida.

Experience
Mr. Meli’s lodging industry expertise encompasses a broad scope of experience including operations, real estate and finance, having facilitated a variety of regional and national assignments with a cumulative value of nearly $2 billion involving institutional-quality hotels. Mr. Meli joined JLL in Atlanta in 2012 from Hodges Ward Elliott, a leading boutique hotel brokerage and investment banking firm.

Representative Transactions
Include the sale of the Hampton Inn in Downtown Jacksonville, the sale of a 610-room portfolio of Hilton and Marriott properties located throughout Central and Southwest Florida, the sale of a 2,385-room national portfolio constructed by OTO Development, the $72-million sale of two Hampton Inns in Nashville’s West End submarket; the $62-million sale of the Hilton Garden Inn Constitution Square in Washington, DC’s NoMa submarket; the sale of a 1,856-room national portfolio constructed by OTO Development; the Holiday Inn Houston Reliant Park; the Hilton in Greenville, SC; The Fairmont Dallas located in the heart of Dallas’ Arts District; a 572-room regional portfolio of TownePlace Suites; the Courtyard in Nashville’s West End submarket; Daufuskie Island Resort located off the coast of Hilton Head Island; the Sofitel in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square; and the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park.

Education and Affiliations
A graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Meli is a licensed real estate salesperson and serves on the International Hospitality Advisory Board at his alma mater.