About Us

The Bricton Group – A Top Hotel Management Company

As a leading hotel management company for over 25 years, the Bricton Group is committed to delivering unparalleled value and results for our owners by offering products and services designed to exceed our clients’ expectations.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 2,500 hotel rooms across the United States under management, we have a proven reputation for delivering superior results through seamless collaboration and communication. Our Proprietary Technology Platform (PTP) is a state-of-art communications system that effortlessly facilitates the exchange of information among our owners, investors and hotel associates.

The people within The Bricton Group strive to make our hotels first-class. Our comprehensive expertise in the hospitality industry – from both the service and real estate viewpoints – empowers us to give clients undivided attention and tailor our services to address specific needs.

With over 160 years of combined experience, the Bricton Group is exceptionally qualified to assist with all hospitality initiatives.

MR. EDWARD DOHERTY, PRESIDENT

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Mr. Doherty has been involved in the real estate, finance and hospitality industry since 1983. In 1989, Mr. Doherty founded The Bricton Group in Northbrook, Illinois; a start-up company that has grown to managing over $75,000,000 in annual revenues. As CEO of The Bricton Group, Mr. Doherty has been primarily responsible for the success and reputation of The Bricton Group.

MR. BRIAN MILLIGAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Mr. Milligan is an experienced financial and operating executive with expertise in managing high-growth services businesses.  Mr. Milligan has more than 20 years’ experience as an operations-based CFO, including as the CFO for KemperSports, a golf-oriented hospitality business, as well as real estate management and development companies.  Milligan earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a CPA (inactive).

MR. MICHAEL YANECK, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

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Mr. Yaneck joined The Bricton Group in 2008. He has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, primarily with Marriott, Wyndham and independent hotel chains. Mr. Yaneck provides day-to-day support and direction to general managers and their respective teams in driving revenue, improving service standards, increasing profit and maintaining various franchise standards.

MS. DAPHENE STOUT, CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

Ms. Stout joined The Bricton Group in 2018 after 24 years with Marriott International in various positions including global sales,  property sales leadership and individual property sales. Her 30 year hotel career also includes property sales positions with Hyatt and internationally with the Shangri-La brand.  Ms. Stout's role is to work with the Bricton hotels Directors of Sales & Marketing to create strategies and tactics to exceed their financial goals.

MR. MARK LEWIS, CORPORATE REVENUE MANAGER

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Mr. Lewis Joined the Bricton Group in 2009. With over 20 years of experience in hospitality management, Mr. Lewis has held positions in the areas of Sales, Operations and Revenue Management. Bricton properties benefit from his expertise in strategic market planning, business development, and P&L management. Mr. Lewis' Brand experience includes IHG, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Kimpton hotel properties. He assists the Bricton portfolio of properties in obtaining the right customer, at the right time, at the right price.

MR. TOM DOHERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Tom Doherty has been with Bricton Group for five years as an information technology manager. He works closely with the various hotel websites as well as his coworkers at Bricton Group. His former employment includes KPMG LLC and Allstate Insurance.

MRS. LISA PARISI, CORPORATE CONTROLLER

MS. CONNIE GROULX, CONTROLLER

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Ms. Groulx joined The Bricton Group in 2007 as the Assistant Controller. With over 35 years of hospitality experience Ms. Groulx brings a wealth of expertise to the accounting department as well as human resources.