Bernard “Bernie” Levine has been actively involved in the lodging industry and commercial real estate for many years. He has owned several hotels, independent and franchised – full and limited service. He has long been involved in the Arizona business community and hospitality industry associations. He has served on the Board of Directors and held numerous offices, including the Presidencies of the Valley Hotel & Resort Association, the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and the International Operators Council of Choice Hotels. In addition, he served on the Board of the Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, and as a member of the Arizona Tourism Advisory Council by appointment of two Governors. Bernie currently serves on the Board of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association.
Bernie received his real estate license in 1970 and became a broker in 1975. For several years, he managed the Commercial division of a multi-branch real estate company in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and dealt with many phases of commercial real estate. While always active in the lodging phase of real estate, since 1995, he has dealt exclusively with hotel and motel sales for franchise and independent properties, representing both buyers and sellers. Having dealt directly with franchisers for more than 20 years, he is most familiar with the nuances of franchising.