James H. Nelms, Vice President & Designated Broker

9652 S. Salem Court, Suite 200,
Highlands Ranch CO 80130
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Jim Nelms brings over four decades of experience to his network of customers in the Hospitality Industry.  Jim’s deep hospitality background includes hotel operations and investment, corporate franchise administration, and development, and since 1992 Jim has served as a commercial real estate broker specializing in Hospitality transactions.   

Jim's wide range of experience translates into a distinct advantages for franchisers and their preferred customers.  He consults on every aspect from site selection to capital sourcing for new build projects and existing asset transactions. After managing his own firm in recent years, Jim recently accepted appointment as VP and Managing Broker of the newly opened Colorado office of  Hotel Broke One, a leading full service hotel brokerage firm based in Oklahoma City.  The Denver office joins HB1’s network of eight regional offices spanning the US from Tampa to Los Angeles.

Jim is a native of western Oklahoma who earned his B.S. from Oklahoma State University in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.  His M.S. in Hospitality Administration is from Purdue University, and he holds a Colorado Real Estate Broker’s License.   Jim has held the coveted Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation from the American Hotel and Motel Association (AH&MA) since 1984.