The founding principles of Bed & Breakfast for Sale are experienced innkeepers, consultants and Real Estate Professionals who understand small lodging properties.
It was through our experience as innkeepers and our consulting work with future innkeepers and fellow innkeepers that we first recognized the need for a single source of information pertaining to inn transfer opportunities. That awareness 20 years ago evolved into Bed and Breakfast for Sale, the Internet's most comprehensive resource for information relevant to the acquisition/sales process of small lodging properties. Our mission is to provide both buyers and sellers with the kind of information each can use to make informed purchasing/selling decisions.
David J. Caples, former innkeeper, current hospitality consultant and Real Estate professional is a graduate of the master's program at Cornell University Hotel School. David has managed a major Northeast inn and conference center, restored a 5-room B&B, created a resort management company and formerly owned and operated the award-winning, 25-room Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on Amelia Island, Florida.
Helen Elizabeth Cook is an experienced innkeeper, lodging industry consultant and author of an operations manual for small lodging properties. Helen's background prior to the hospitality industry includes sales and marketing management, new product development, human resources management, and operations. In addition to her role heading up Bed & Breakfast for Sale, she actively consults with future innkeepers and inn owners in a variety of hospitality and operational areas.
Through the consultancy, Lodging Resources Workshops, Helen and David consult with future innkeepers on inn valuation, feasibility, financing, architectural concepting and positioning decisions. They also provide consulting assistance to existing innkeepers on marketing, staffing, expansion, operations and exit strategies.