Our Team

Charlie Fritsch, President

Charlie FritschCharlie Fritsch is President and Founder of MBA Hotel Brokers since it’s incorporation in 1997, as well as President and Founder of MBA Capital Funding, Inc., incorporated in 2004. Charlie Fritsch earned the designation of Certified Hotel Broker (C.H.B.) in 2001 and brings 22 years of experience in commercial real estate development, management, financing, and brokerage to the company. He began his real estate career in 1984 with the purchase and rehab of two historic hotel properties. Charlie is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Phone: (410) 489-5900 x114. Email: charlie@mbahotels.com

Suresh (Suryakant) Patel, Associate Broker

Suresh PatelSuresh (Suryakant) Patel is a veteran businessman with deep hotel experience. Suresh has a decorated career in business management and sales over a span of 27 years. Suresh has experience with hotel transactions including short sales, bank sales, and top performers. Suresh has listed hotels across the country and has the skills to successfully bring a buyer and seller together. Suresh graduated with Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Sardar Patel University and attended Villanova and Penn State Universities for graduate studies. Licensed broker in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

Cell: (901) 674-6105. Phone: (410) 489-5900 x 112.  Email: Suresh@mbahotels.com

John Downes, Associate Broker 

John Downes

John Downes earned a B. S. in Marketing from Rutgers University in New Jersey,  and went on to great success in the hospitality industry through several sales and marketing positions. John's 30 years of experience in the hotel industry includes positions of Franchise Sales Director, Director of Development, and experience with several hotel management companies located in the Eastern section of the United States. Licensed as an Associate Broker in Maryland, John is an asset to MBA Hotel Broker's team of professional hospitality transaction specialists, leveraging his deep experience in franchising, transactions, and hotel sales and operations to drive maximum value for our hotel sellers and buyers.

Cell: (410) 746-5609. Phone: (410) 489-5900 x 111. Email: John@mbahotels.com

David Joseph, Associate Broker 

David Joseph

David Joseph brings 35 years of sales experience and leadership to MBA Hotel Brokers including a career in real estate and custom home building. David formed Naples Luxury Group real estate company in Naples Florida in 2012. David represents buyers and sellers in the sale, lease, and management of luxury properties and is a skilled negotiator, communicator, and entrepreneur. David graduated from State University of New York with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and is a licensed broker in Florida.

Direct: (239) 204-5523. Phone: (410) 489-5900 x121. Email: David@mbahotels.com

Tim Duffy, Associate Broker

Tim DuffyTim Duffy has over 16 years of experience as a hotel real estate agent and broker with MBA Hotel Brokers, since joining in 2002. He also brings experience in sales, marketing, and hotel management. Tim is licensed in Iowa, Missouri and Georgia and is active throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
Cell: (641) 919-7475. Phone: (410) 489-5900 x117.  Email: Tim@mbahotels.com



Urmish Patel, Associate Broker

Urmish PatelUrmish R. Patel holds a Real Estate Broker license in Alabama and Georgia for MBA Hotel Brokers and is responsible for the Birmingham Alabama MBA Hotel Brokers office covering the southeast. He has over 30 years of experience in the hotel industry including operations and transactions as a Real Estate Licensee since 1989.  Urmish is also experienced in hotel valuation and advisory services, and has the insight and experience to successfully guide buyers and sellers through difficult transactions.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Cell: (205) 982-9171. Phone: (410) 489-5900 x 118.  Email: Urmish@mbahotels.com



Jaime Goss, Marketing Director

Jaime GossJaime Goss combines MBA’s vast marketing resources to give every hotel listing full yet targeted exposure in the hotel investment market. Jaime provides skilled market research, prepares offering memoranda, and is in charge of the multi-media marketing platform. Jaime is organized, talented and highly motivated. She is a graduate from Maharishi University of Management with a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Sustainable Living.
Phone: (410) 489-5900 x110. Email: Jaime@mbahotels.com

Lynda Drehmer, Capital Markets Advisor

Lynda DrehmerMore than 20 years of experience in numerous areas of banking. Mrs. Drehmer was educated at Towson University and serves as an Account Executive for MBA Capital Funding, procuring loans for buyers of all types of commercial properties. East Coast office, Glenwood, MD.
Phone: (410) 489-7500 x115.  Email: Lynda@mbacapitalfunding.com



Jean Fritsch, Administration and Accounting

Mrs. Fritsch graduated from Maharishi University of Management in 1978 with a Bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies. Mrs. Fritsch provides financial records management and support services to MBA Hotel Brokers and MBA Capital Funding, Inc. East Coast office, Glenwood, MD. Phone: (410) 489-5900 x120.


MBA Capital Funding Inc. is a commercial mortgage and financing services firm, specializing in arranging debt and debt structures.

"Charlie Fritsch of MBA Hotel Brokers did a wonderful job under difficult circumstances. Because this sale involved the South Carolina Bankruptcy Courts and a Bankruptcy Trustee, there was additional work and extreme patience required of our broker and Charlie stuck with it and made the sale happen." - Trustee of Comfort Inn, South Carolina