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James M. Harley

James M. Harley

The Business Exchange
Business Broker
Fayette County, KY

About Me

Company Information: A full-service business brokerage firm specializing in general business transfers, hotel sales, and commercial real estate transactions. More info at Background: James M. Harley, CBI, the founder and principal of The Business Exchange, is a graduate of Bucknell University (BA - Political Science) and has post-graduate degrees from Cornell University (MPS - School of Hotel Administration) and American University (MS - Real Estate and Urban Development). Mr Harley began general business brokerage following a career in the hotel industry where he held corporate positions with Marriott Corporation (Director of Hotel Development Planning), Holiday Inn (Regional Vice President - Development/Acquisitions), Homestead Village (Vice President - Asset Management), Extended Stay America (Vice President - Operations) and Southern Suites (Executive Vice President). Additionally, he has played a significant development role in numerous hotel projects such as the Hilton Suites of Lexington Green (Lexington, KY) and the Crowne Plaza - Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island, SC). Mr. Harley is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He has been awarded the professional designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) - a designation given to those who have achieved excellence in the field of business brokerage and transfers. Jim is also a licensed Kentucky real estate broker. Specialization: For information, call 859-806-3352, email to, or visit online at Affiliations: Certified Business Intermediary (IBBA) Cornell Society of Hotelmen Kentucky real estate broker International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


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