Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Concord Hospitality started in 1985 with just four committed people and zero hotels. Our mission was to develop and acquire high-quality hotel properties, and to provide dedicated hotel management services to both full-service and upscale select-service properties. Concord’s first goal was to grow to 25 hotels—a goal that seemed lofty at the time. Today we have 85 hotels and counting, providing management services through thousands of committed associates throughout, the United States and Canada.

Real Estate Specialization
Investment Type
Equity syndication/Club Deal
JV partnership
Acquisition/Fee Simple
Investment Style

Mark Laport

Mark Laport founded Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company in 1985. Since then, he has led Concord as both a hotel management company and an active developer of hotels. His leadership and entrepreneurial vigor have earned Concord recognition as one of the largest hospitality companies in North America with hotels in both the US and Canada. His aptitude for locating, developing and operating hotels in niche markets has been crucial to Concord Hospitality’s remarkable sustained growth. Thanks in large part to Mark’s leadership, Concord Hospitality has been honored with numerous Industry awards over the years and is a eight time winner of Marriott’s Partnership Circle Award, the company’s highest honor for hospitality excellence. Additionally, Marriott and Hyatt has presented Concord with their Developer of the Year Award. Mark has served key roles on various franchise committees, ranging from full service to select service hotel brands. He has been a Chairman of the Courtyard by Marriott Franchise Advisory Council and is currently a member of the Renaissance Franchise Advisory Committee.


Richard Branca

Bringing with him more than 41 years of experience in general construction, construction management and development, Richard Branca reviews all potential Hotel Developments for investment & constructability, concentrating on all facets of hotel documentation from conception to completion. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Colorado and is a professionally licensed engineer in the states of New Jersey, Colorado and Texas.

Chief Operating Officer

Nick Kellock

Nick Kellock joined Concord in September of 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for overall performance and corporate strategy. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of CFRST Franchising for Marriott International’s select service brands including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites. During his tenure at Marriott International, he facilitated the franchising of over 1,600 hotels. Through his career, he has also served as Marriott’s Group Vice President for Select Service Brands, Brand Vice President and in various senior management positions with Whitbread Hotel Company in the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in hotel management from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. Mr. Kellock currently sits on owner advisory boards for Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton.

Chief Financial Officer

Julie Richter

Julie Richter joined Concord in July, 2007. Prior to joining Concord, she was Vice President and Controller of Boykin Lodging Company, a publicly traded hospitality real estate investment trust, for five years, and she was an Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP for eight years before joining Boykin. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.

General Manager

Lisa Garner


Danielle Franck

Wedding Coordinator

Ashley Sherwin


Karyn Geoghan


Megan Murphy


Stacey Kehn


Brittany King


Jason Andrews


Stephanie Clark


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Acquisitions Asset Management Development Leasing Property Management Real Estate Investing
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