After more thn thirty years in the hotel industry, Joseph McCann has passed after battling a rare form of liver cancer. Joseph McCann was the president of Optimum Hotel Brokerage, and previously held senior management positions with Hilton and Marriott at their largest and most successful properties. During his hotel brokerage career, he closed more than $500 Million in hotel asset transactions. With this impressive track record of hotel closings, Optimum Hotel Brokerage has become one of the leading hotel brokerage companies in the United States. The McCann family will be shutting down the Optimum Hotel Brokerage company, and would like to thank all who have helped built the company Joseph strived for.



Optimum Hotel Brokerage is a full service hotel brokerage and hotel capital advisory services firm, providing our clients with an array of value-added hotel investment services:

  • Hotel Asset Sales & Real Estate Brokerage
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Hotel Valuation, Financing and Analysis
  • Land Sales and Hotel Development
  • Research, Consulting and Strategic Planning

Through our application of thorough market research and operational analysis, which is supported by in-depth hotel industry experience, we offer our clients qualitative and quantitative insights into the markets in which they operate. We optimize the value of each property through target marketing to the most qualified buyers. Property-specific, tailored marketing strategies are implemented to capture the buyer’s attention and leverage the competitive nature of the hotel transaction market.

This knowledge-based, personal approach optimizes a hotel’s value and has resulted in a track record of successful closings and repeat business. We are dedicated to representing hotel owners through structured sale and finance transactions.

Recognized as one of the most well-respected hotel brokerage firms in the United States, Optimum Hotel Brokerage has garnered numerous awards given by Hotel Brokers International, including national Broker of the Year award in recognition of its sales achievement and industry service. The firm has been consistently recognized by its peers for hotel asset sales volume, earning HBIs Broker of the Year award for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 in the Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions. The firm has won all of HBI's recognitions for brokerage success, including Unique Deal of the Year, Portfolio Sale of the Year, Largest Asset Sale, Most Cooperative Sales, and Personal Sales Achievement award.

The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society

Joe McCann is current Chaiman of the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society (PSHRS). The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society represents the more than 5,000 alumni of Penn State’s distinguished School of Hospitality Management, long-recognized as the best Hospitality Management program in the country, and has been active in the life of the University since its founding in 1948. Since that time, the society has strived to enhance the reputation of the Hospitality Management program at Penn State by strengthening the organizations links to the hospitality profession. PSHRS is the most active alumni professional group at the Pennsylvania State University and its members are active in student mentoring, research, development and industry outreach.