ATLANTA – February 23, 2021 – H. Keith Thompson, Principal of Avison Young’s Hospitality Group, announced today that Wendy Blissett has been promoted to the title of Principal.

“I have worked with Wendy for the better part of 26 years and she is an incredible asset to the firm. During the difficult 2020 pandemic year, she was still able to close on numerous separate hotel transactions which was among the best brokerage performance in the hotel industry. She is incredibly smart and client focused and we could not be more happy to welcome her talents at the Principal level,” said Thompson.

Blissett joined Avison Young in 2017 when it acquired Hotel Assets Group where she served as a senior hospitality broker and partner.

Blissett commented, “It is an honor to be joining such an outstanding group of industry leaders and partners.  I have immense respect for our firm’s Principal-led culture and look forward to contributing to the organization’s ongoing success and growth in the years to come.”


Avison Young Hospitality Group has 60 US offices, closed 487 hotel transactions since 2013, closed 76 auctions and sold 9b of commercial loans. Avison Young Hospitality Group specializes in select service and full-service hotels within the US and works with CMBS lenders, whole loan banks, REITs, public companies, investment funds, and private investors. Visit Avison Young’s hospitality group online at under the “services” tab.