After years of working in and with general commercial real estate brokerages throughout the Pacific Northwest, in 2004 Joseph & Michelle Kennedy, in conjunction with veteran hotel broker Robert Burkette, decided to branch out on their own. The founders positioned Crystal Investment Property as a specialty brokerage solely focused on serving the needs of hotel owners and hospitality investors in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. While in the years following the birth of CIP, Bob moved into a consultant role, retired in 2005, and then passed away in 2010, the founders’ shared commitment and vision have persisted under Kennedy’s stewardship.
Our goal remains to serve our diverse client base as the premiere hospitality investment brokerage company in the Pacific Northwest. We maintain the most cutting edge technological, online and social media presence as well as a full range of traditional and web based marketing, CIP provides superior service to local, regional, national and international clientele. Our core services are supported by innovative and creative solutions to maintain our position as the most active and successful hotel broker in the pacific northwest region. We are proud to say that we are, “The Northwest Hospitality Specialists.”
Joseph & Michelle Kennedy actively manage client services and operations, personally bringing over 70 years of combined experience with Investors and Owners in Hospitality and Commercial specialties. Such capability creates results-oriented and dynamic brokerage services and ensures CIP successfully completes transactions when others simply can’t.
CIP is a family-owned and operated business and as such, we share a level of commitment, trust, and vision that goes beyond today’s markets. The CIP Team brings an understanding of the brokerage process and the industry from start to finish, as well as attention to service focused on long-term relationships.
We are Hotel Brokers, Owners & Managers offering you unequaled expertise for your investment property!
Joseph P. Kennedy, CHB / President
Crystal Investment Property’s President and lead Broker is Joseph Kennedy. Joe is a 40-year hotel and restaurant industry veteran who has held positions with Hyatt and Gilbert & Robinson.
With an impressive track record of hotel closings, CIP has become one of the leading hotel brokerage companies in the Pacific Northwest. Joe’s customer base ranges from individual property owners to regional management companies to international real estate ownership companies. CIP has worked with many of these clients on a repeat basis through multiple successful transactions.
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Oregon and Washington. Licensed Salesperson in Idaho. Certified Hotel Broker
License: OR 950700057, WA 118409, ID SP41734
Michelle L. Kennedy, Partner & Principal/Designated Broker
As Partner and Principal/Designated Broker, Michelle is responsible for operations oversight, transaction management, marketing coordination, and general back-office systems. Michelle has assembled a team of talented web and marketing designers and behind-the-scenes assistants which allows her to focus resources as needed to meet the diverse needs of each CIP client.
Michelle has a 30-year background in administration, real estate and legal education, contracts, and operations management for regional commercial real estate firms.
Licensed Principal Broker in Oregon and Idaho. Licensed Designated Broker in Washington. Licensed Broker in Montana.
License: OR 970700090, WA 0017065, ID DB41712, MT RRE-BRO-LIC-54718
CIP Team Members
Justin K. Beck, Director of Operations & Investment Associate
As Director of Operations, Justin coordinates Administration, Brokers, and Marketing workflow. He brings with him project management experience from the creative, engineering, and software industries. Justin’s unique knowledge and skillset keep CIP at the forefront of the hospitality industry. By streamlining our internal processes, he has allowed the CIP team to focus on our clients and their needs. Justin is also a licensed Oregon real estate broker.
License: OR 201227661
Hanna P. Kennedy-Bennett, Broker Associate
Hanna has been with CIP for years working as an Executive Assistant, then Broker Assistant, and now as a Broker Associate. She is currently a licensed Oregon broker assisting with transaction management, maintaining client accounts, and listing documentation. She works with Broker Assistants overseeing client correspondence, preparation of transaction documents, and organizing critical document workflow.
Hanna is a proud wife, and mother, with deep ties in the Pacific Northwest. She is well versed in all that the PNW has to offer, and brings with her an in-depth knowledge of the local communities.
License: OR 201245782
Chelsea M. Anderson, Broker Assistant
As a Broker Assistant, Chelsea helps our Principal Broker facilitate successful hotel transactions. Chelsea maintains client accounts and database information. She works with the Brokers to assist with client correspondence, prepare transaction documents, and organize critical document workflow.
Chelsea is a proud San Diego State University alumni and a broker in training. In the next year, Chelsea will become a licensed Oregon real estate broker. And, like all CIP brokers, her focus will be on hospitality properties and the hospitality market.
Teri G. Beck, Marketing Director
As Marketing Director, Teri develops a brand strategy and marketing guidelines for our company. She oversees a wide array of business functions including branding, communication channels, product development, online and offline promotions, and market research. She brings expertise in both the latest digital and social media marketing tools and hands-on experience across multiple roles in the graphic design and website development industries.
Teri comes from a background in advertising, marketing, and museum design, where she focused on creating compelling narratives and sharing information in a way that connects deeply with visitors. The hospitality industry is the perfect blending of architecture, business, investment, and user experience.
Iain M. Kennedy, Marketing Associate
As a Marketing Associate, Iain is responsible for planning and implementing marketing and advertising strategies for listings, advertising campaigns, and analyzing market trends. He is instrumental in tracking marketing performance, social media branding and outreach, property marketing materials, as well as internal marketing reports for clients.