Mumford Company celebrates 45th anniversary

Mumford Company, a full-service hospitality brokerage advisory firm since 1978, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, and Senior Principal David Mumford, along with Managing Principals Ed James and Steve Kirby, are each celebrating their 40th year in the hospitality industry.

As an industry leader in the sale of focused-service and select-service hotels, the company has grown from a family business that started in 1978 to a national operation with unsurpassed experience, integrity and success, according to the company.

“We have worked with Steve Kirby for more than 35 years with three different companies, and I would recommend him and Mumford Company to anyone,” said Chester Musselman, president/CEO, Musselman Hotels. “We value honesty and integrity above all in our company and know that Steve and Mumford Company share these values. They are extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with, and produce results that have always met or exceeded our expectations.”

“Having first hired Ed James and Mumford Company for REO hotel dispositions in 2001, our bank and its affiliated companies completed dozens of transactions and many more consulting assignments over the following 20 years with the firm,” said Kent Twitchell, Texas banking executive. “Ed and the entire Mumford team consistently and reliably provide the hotel brokerage expertise and market knowledge necessary to ensure we get the results we need to achieve for our platform.”

Mumford Company provides hotel brokerage services and has a team of brokerage professionals with broad experience in all aspects of lodging acquisitions, development, consulting and operations.

“Over the past 40 years in this industry, I have learned to continue moving forward while appreciating and valuing every interaction and deal I have been involved with,” said Kirby. “While our business is often affected by macroeconomic forces and is not immune to economic blips, Mumford Company has continuously facilitated transactions and provided quality service to its clients and customers during both good and difficult times. Our business is about helping clients achieve their economic goals throughout their respective investment timeframes.”

James said, “Coming from a hotel operations and management background, hospitality brokerage was a great fit for me in 1996. Our industry is a service industry, and I have been proud to work with a distinguished group of individuals throughout my career who always put the customers’ needs first. The relationships I have built inside Mumford Company and externally with our clients, customers and industry partners are irreplaceable. I will always treasure them.”