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, on-line 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 50 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 thirty-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 20-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
Chelsea N. Kennedy, Senior Investment Advisor
As Investment Associate, Chelsea plays an active role in Sales, Client Support and Transaction Management. Chelsea joined CIP in 2015 managing the development and implementation of all media channels for active listings, institutional communication, and investor outreach. Chelsea graduated in 2014 from University of Portland with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and gained extensive experience as a marketing and systems administration consultant working with a diverse range of businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Chelsea has expanded her role as she assumed greater active client involvement as a Senior Investment Advisor.
License: OR 201224764
Andrew J. Kennedy, Business Development
Andrew joins Crystal Investment Property effective August 2017, as an Investment Associate following his recent graduation from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Andrew was stationed at Camp Pendleton as well as serving overseas in Okinawa and Afghanistan during his tenure from 2008 to 2012 in the United States Marine Corps. Andrew is essential to the CIP Team with a focus on business development and client outreach. Andrew brings exceptional discipline, focus and financial acumen to his role serving the needs of hotel owners and investors in the Pacific Northwest.
License: OR 201228243
Justin K. Beck, Project Manager & Investment Associate
License: OR 201227661
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.