Phoenix American Hospitality, a Dallas-based opportunistic hotel fund manager, has added Brad Cooke to its distribution team as an internal wholesaler. In his new role, Cooke will partner with Ron Rodriguez to manage the company’s sales efforts throughout the western states, as well as Texas and Louisiana.
Cooke has nearly a decade of industry experience, and previously served as regional sales consultant at Plano Capital Group where he raised more than $150 million in equity capital through the sales of Reg. D private placement real estate offerings, the company said.
He also served as a regional sales consultant at Highland Capital Management, where he gained experience selling business development companies, real estate investment trusts, mutual funds, interval funds, and 1031 exchange products.
His career experience also includes working as a financial advisor with USAA and in the family wealth division of the Botsford Group, where investment strategies included variable and fixed annuities and managed futures.
“Brad brings valuable experience that will be put to good use on our growing team,” said Perch Nelson, president and chief executive officer of Phoenix American Hospitality. “As a key point of contact to communicate with and educate advisors on products and services available, Brad’s involvement with marketing a variety of products as both an internal wholesaler and as a financial advisor will enable him to be a valuable resource in his territory.”
Cooke received his Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.
PAH Management manages 17 properties across the United States and focuses on Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt select service brands.