A founding partner of Bed & Breakfast for Sale, David has been a successful commercial Realtor for 28 years. His unique understanding of the small lodging market, from both the perspective of the buyer and seller, is a result of his experience as an owner/innkeeper and consultant in the bed and breakfast industry.
David has extensive hospitality experience dating back to 1978. He and his wife, Susan, restored and opened a 5-room bed and breakfast on Amelia Island, FL and developed Amelia Island Lodging Systems, a resort management company. The Caples' currently own and operate the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, a 25-room oceanfront inn and operate Lodging Resources, a resort management company. In 1996, David and his business partner, Helen cook, founded Lodging Resources Partners, a small business consulting firm concentrating on lodging properties. Ten years ago they introduced Bed and Breakfast for Sale.com, the premier internet site focusing exclusively on marketing small lodging properties for sale. Since its creation, nearly 5,000,000 prospective innkeepers have accessed the site's bed and breakfast and inns for sale listings. David is a founder and past President of the Florida Bed & Breakfast Inns Association and an active member of the Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast Inns Association, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, Select Registry and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
David holds a Masters Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
Bed and Breakfast Sales Experience
David has personal and professional experience in both the buying and selling of his own bed and breakfast as well as professional experience as listing agent/sales agent for his many B&B clients. He understands the transfer process from valuation, selection and financing, to marketing, selling and exiting.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chaplin Williams Realty
914 Atlantic Ave., Suite A,
Amelia Island, Florida 32034