HOTEL EQUITIES OF ATLANTA, Georgia, has expanded its executive team to include four industry veterans and implement the firm’s strategic growth.

The 30-year-old hotel ownership and management company named Bryan DeCort senior vice president of operations, Greg Presley vice president of business development, Patrick Trainor vice president of projects and facilities and Thomas Harrison III regional director of sales.

“Expansion of our executive leadership team is mission critical. We continue to invest in talent and infrastructure improvements throughout our disciplines,” said Brad Rahinsky, president and CEO.  “We tapped top industry talent, bringing their knowledge, experience and passion for hospitality into a very strong and well-defined operational platform.”

DeCort oversees the management of a portfolio of Hotel Equities’ owned/managed properties and supports company operations. His 25 years of experience includes managing luxury branded hotels and as an executive team leader for two parking companies, Towne Park and AAA Parking, which serve the hospitality and health care sectors. He reports directly to Rahinsky.

Presley works with prospective owners for third-party management and development opportunities. Based in Nashville, he works directly with Joe Reardon, senior vice president of business development and marketing. Presley was previously vice president of marketing and business development at Vision Hospitality Group in Chattanooga.

Trainor has a background in hotel construction management. Before joining Hotel Equities, he was project director with Noble Investment Group. In his new position, Trainor oversees design, development and progress of hotel renovations and new development.

Harrison is responsible for sales, marketing, public relations and market share growth for a portfolio of hotels. Previously, he was director of sales and marketing at Interstate Hotels & Resorts. He reports to Drew Salapka, vice president of sales and revenue generation.

Hotel Equities’ portfolio has grown to nearly 90 hotels either owned or under third-party management. Nearly 30 percent of the firm’s room count is in the larger hotel and full-service segment, which Hotel Equities aims to grow.