Business Development and Content Specialist
Julia Williams is the client services coordinator for the Meng-Grantham Hospitality Team with Colliers, which includes James Meng, Jon Grantham, and Mike Montoyal. The team specializes in hotel investment properties throughout the Western United States.
Julia manages all client services tasks and details from the time the team begins prospecting to transaction closing. She works closely with the brokers to prepare property marketing materials, proposals, presentations, digital campaigns and advertising. Julia coordinates the due diligence process to ensure all items are completed in a timely and efficient manger.
She creates and maintains property marketing reports and maintains the CRM system to manage the team’s pipeline, ensuring the data is clean and up-to-date.
Julia researches and analyzes information to help the team expand and grow their network and business. She pulls analytic reports and news to keep the team and its clients informed on hospitality industry trends in their markets and nationally.
With over 10 years of experience in boutique customer service positions, Julia prides herself on her reputation for bringing a high level of attention and passion to each project. She strives to make an impact and be recognized as reliable, organized and effective. Building and retaining relationships is Julia’s passion. She keeps both internal and external clients top-of-mind and considers what steps and details will provide the best experience for all involved.
Prior to joining Colliers, Julia worked intimately with hotels worldwide as a travel and event coordinator for four years. The experience Julia has had in administrative roles, paired with being a client of many hotels in a professional environment for years, enables her to serve both her team and clients with a mindset focused on creating revenue and building relationships. She brings highly effective communication, interpersonal and organizational abilities to her role.
As a skilled events and travel manager, Julia has demonstrated achievements in the hospitality industry. Her expertise includes developing logistics for multi-day, large-scope events and travel initiatives. Before beginning her career, Julia attended The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, with a focus on hotel services.
- Bachelor of Arts, The School of Hospitality Business, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Senior Vice President
James Meng is a senior vice president with Colliers, specializing in the exclusive representation of buyers and sellers of hospitality investment properties throughout the Western United States.
James provides extensive advisory services and representation to clients in the disposition, management, and acquisition of hospitality-related assets. He also advises companies and owners pursuing the monetization of real estate holdings through hospitality asset financing.
With comprehensive experience in hotel operations and a successful track record of investment sales, James understands the unique challenges and opportunities of hotel real estate. He skillfully guides owners and investors in developing short- and long-term acquisition and disposition strategies and in preparing for financing or portfolio restructuring.
Known for his in-depth understanding of the hospitality market and innate knowledge of hotel operations, James leverages his operational and ownership experience to create significant value and upside for clients.
Colliers provides one of the most prolific international platforms within the industry for foreign capital investment sales, enabling the team to maximize exposure for their clients and provide a proven conduit to foreign capital.
James works with Colliers International’s Hotels Group, which provides significant local, regional, national, and international market knowledge and expertise needed. With more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, James brings a thorough knowledge of trends and conditions that impact the hotel and hospitality investment market.
Prior to joining Colliers, James was a hotel industry specialist and member of the national Hospitality Group with Marcus & Millichap. Previously, he was managing partner at M&M Associates, LLC, specializing in hotel real estate investment and management services.
James’ extensive operational background includes general manager positions at Best Western, Clarion Hotel by Choice Hotels, Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels, Ramada Hotels by Wyndham, Red Lions Hotel by Hilton, Holiday Inn Suites by IHG, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, and select high-end boutique hotels in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. As general manager, he oversaw and was responsible for all areas of the hotel operations.
Associate Vice President
Mike Montoya is an associate vice president with Colliers, specializing in the exclusive representation of buyers and sellers of hospitality investment properties, with a focus on branded and boutique assets throughout the Western United States. Mike partners with James Meng, senior vice president. Together, they provide extensive advisory services and representation to clients in the disposition, management, and acquisition of hospitality-related assets. They also advise companies and owners pursuing the monetization of real estate holdings through hospitality asset financing.
Dedicated to serving his clients’ interests, Mike develops effective investment strategies that align with their business objectives. He analyzes how property acquisition, management and disposition can affect the success of his clients’ portfolios.
As an instinctive problem-solver with an analytical approach, Mike carefully guides clients through the negotiation and transaction process to maximize value while minimizing risk.
Known for their in-depth understanding of the hospitality market and innate knowledge of hotel operations, the team leverages their operational and ownership experience to create significant value and upside for clients.
Mike joined Colliers in 2017, as an investment associate, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of hotels, land, office buildings and industrial properties.
Mike’s background includes seven years of experience in the global logistics industry, specializing in account management and operations. As a senior specialist with APL Logistics in Scottsdale, Mike managed high-profile retail accounts, including Under Armour®, American Eagle and Talbots.
At APL Logistics, he implemented direct-ship programs to improve speed-to-market, led client business reviews and resolved operational challenges. Mike streamlined processes and procedures for APL’s global network by implementing top supply chain industry practices into a network of 110 offices within 60 countries.
Previously, Mike held positions as service center manager and import/export manager for Knight Transportation in Phoenix. He increased fleet size by 33 percent while managing operations for some of Knight’s most prominent international clients.