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Alia Bostaji | Colliers | Columbia

Alia Bostaji

Hotel and Investment Sales

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Professional Summary

I specialize in the purchase and sale of hotels and hospitality properties. My responsibilities include representing owners and users in the acquisition and disposition of hotel properties and hotel site development. I am a big believer in the power of networking and relationships, connecting my clients with opportunities inside and outside of South Carolina.

I am a member of the Colliers National Hospitality Group, specializing in franchise negotiations, financing, rebranding and marketing from startup properties as well as turn-around investments. Some of these clients include large private and public REITs, management companies, lenders and services and owners/operators of hotel properties throughout the United States.


In December 2022, I earned the Certified Hotel Appraiser (CHA) certification, the world’s only valuation certification recognizing the unique knowledge and skills needed to value hotels. In October 2022, I was awarded an honorary professor for a day from the University of South Carolina (School of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. In April 2020, I completed the Certification for Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), a globally recognized professional credential that validates advanced knowledge in hotel industry analytics including foundational metrics, definitions, formulas and methodologies.


I have a varied professional background, with experience in medical supplies sales and banking. My previous experience as a female business owner and supporter of business development gives me unique insights into the needs of owners, investors and users, helping me to translate their needs into smart commercial real estate decisions. It has also taught me the value of the boots-on-the-ground approach. I believe in knowing my market by being in it day after day. 

I am currently pursuing my CCIM designation.

Memberships & Involvements

I previously worked with the St. James Chamber of Commerce in Minnesota to start a marketplace for women-owned, home-based business. I was previously a member of the St. James Foundation, served on the board of the South-Central MN Habitat for Humanity, and am currently a Sergeant of the Rotary Club of Lexington. I am also a member of CREW Midlands.

CHIA – Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics 
CHA - Certified Hotel Appraiser
CCIM - Candidate
Castel Program - Candidate
CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network - Member
AHLA American Hotel and Ledging Association


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type




Featured Research

Oct 31, 2022

2022 Q3 Hotel South Carolina Report

Distressed hotels will lead to new opportunities-the anticipated wave of distressed assets coming to market will change in the next six to nine months
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Jul 29, 2022

2022 Q2 South Carolina Hotel Report

South Carolina hotels experience a revenue boost-Tourist season was in full swing during the second quarter of 2022 evidenced by an increase in both the average daily rates and revenue per available room
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May 5, 2022

2022 Q1 Hotel South Carolina Report

Robust hotel activity continues into 2022-Occupancy, average daily rates and revenue per available room all increased during the first quarter of 2022
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Featured News

Jan 5, 2023

Alia Bostaji of Colliers earns Certified Hotel Appraiser (CHA) designation

Columbia, SC – Alia Bostaji, a hotel investment sales broker with Colliers | South Carolina, has earned the Certified Hotel Appraiser (CHA) certification, the world’s only valuation certification recognizing the unique knowledge and skills needed to value hotels.
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Apr 23, 2020

Alia Bostaji of Colliers International earns Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics

Alia Bostaji, a Brokerage Associate with Colliers International | South Carolina, has earned the Certification in Hotel Industrial Analytics (CHIA).
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