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 and 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
Joseph Kennedy is Crystal Investment Property’s President and lead Broker. 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, allowing 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. He has allowed the CIP team to focus on our clients and their needs by streamlining our internal processes. Justin is also a licensed Oregon real estate broker.
License: OR 201227661
Hanna P. Kennedy-Bennett, Associate Broker
Hanna has been with CIP for years, working as an Executive Assistant, then Broker Assistant, and now as an Associate Broker. 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 to the Pacific Northwest. She is well-versed in all the PNW has to offer and brings in-depth knowledge of the local communities.
License: OR 201245782
Chelsea M. Anderson, Associate Broker
Chelsea is an Associate Broker who assists CIP in completing successful hotel transactions. Her responsibilities include onboarding listings, preparing transaction documents, managing email inquiries in our main email account, and maintaining database information.
In addition to being a licensed broker in Washington State, Chelsea is also an alumna of San Diego State University. Like all CIP brokers, she specializes in hospitality properties and is focused on the hospitality market.
License: WA 23020106
Teri G. Beck, Marketing Director
As Marketing Director, Teri develops our company’s brand strategy and marketing guidelines. She oversees various 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 perfectly combines her knowledge 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, and client internal marketing reports.