Kirk Barker began his career in the hospitality industry in 1996, appraising and performing feasibility studies of hotels throughout the Intermountain West. He began brokering lodging properties in 2000, and has sold over $300 million in hospitality real estate. He specializes in the analysis of hotels and resort-type developments. He is well versed in determining hotel market values, conducting feasibility analyses, and forecasting revenues.
Mr. Barker founded Ensign Hospitality in 2006 along with Paul Barker and Lance Poulsen to focus on development and management of premium branded lodging properties. Since that time he has overseen and managed the development of four hotels and negotiated and acquired two additional hotels.