Since 1979, International Motel Brokers has proven success serving US and International Buyers and Sellers in the US. Check out our partial list of closed transactions on Buyers and Sellers page on this website.
When it’s time to make your move acquiring new properties, you want your broker to be have:

  • Proven Experience
  • Proven Skill
  • Proven Ethics

International Motel Brokers was established on these principles in 1979 by James Weist and Dick Glanz, licensed in Washington and Oregon States. Jan Vaughn Chargois, current owner and Principal Broker, joined the firm in 1994 and continues the tradition of providing unparalleled knowledge analyzing hospitality properties for investor accepted practices.

Whether your favored business/real estate investment indicator is GRM, CAP rates, Internal Rates of Return, Cash on Cash, REVpar, OCC, and/or all of the above, rest assured you have come home to people who speak your language. Even if you’re a first-time buyer, we can make the ramp up easy for you.

Experience, Skill, Ethics plus market knowledge provide a winning formula for both buyers and sellers of Hospitality Properties. We take your trust in us very seriously and closely guard your Confidentiality . We also have exceptional hospitality brokers working as affiliates and Consultants  with International Motel Brokers, LLC to serve you. We have closed hundreds of transactions in favor of our clients.


Jan V. Chargois
Principal Broker
International Motel Brokers, LLC
Office: 503-635-7070
Cell: 503-348-6911
Email: info@imhotelbrokers.com

Why do I need a hotel broker? photograph
  • HOTEL/MOTEL investments are highly specialized.
    They can provide higher returns on investment than most other types of real estate. They also can provide generous tax shelter benefits.
  • Why are hotels unique in the real estate market?
    Because, they are a hybrid investment; part real estate and part business. Understanding both aspects are essential to making a profitable investment.
  • Buying and selling at a good price is essential.
    But, an excellent specialized broker can help identify values that may be hidden and overlooked through careful analysis.
  • Analyze trends, location, competition, financials.
    Take what you know about your needs and add it to our experience in brokering hundreds of transactions and discover a winning formula!

Our Team

Jan Chargois

Principal Broker
cell: 503-348-6911

Jan Chargois has over 22 years of experience working with investors in marketing hotel, motel and resort transactions. He has represented buyers from all over the globe and many sellers from the Pacific Northwest, either through International Motel Brokers, LLC in Oregon or in cooperation with brokers in other states. “It’s all about the numbers” is a frequent truth espoused by Jan. He knows the unique mix of business analysis and real estate value Hospitality Investments require.


Jan’s former business experience includes owning and operating a commercial construction company in Oregon. His understanding of facility infrastructure, coupled with a sound ability to analyze the profitability of the business side makes him extremely valuable to his clients. His ability to break down complex data into usable information for lenders and investors adds value to negotiations and can make the difference for a successful sale.


Jan’s formal education includes a mathematics degree from California State University at Long Beach as well as professional coursework on an ongoing basis.

Parris Chargois

VP Communications, Broker
cell: 503-348-5238

Parris Chargois has over 15 years of experience working at International Motel Brokers.


Parris brings decades of experience as a former owner/president of a successful Advertising, Marketing, Design Agency in Oregon.
Corporate work for Sequent, IBM, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Providence Medical Center, wine industry, and various hospitality oriented businesses in Washington and Oregon bringing valuable experience and connections for her clients.


Graduate of Burnley- currently Art Institute of Seattle, WA
business coursework- University of Oregon.
Former President of AWC WICI
Women In Communications
Communication and Marketing is an important key to introducing your properties to a qualified market. When assigned to your sale or purchase Parris is relentless to represent your interests in closing the transaction.

Experience, skill and market knowledge provide a winning formula for both buyers and sellers of Hospitality Properties. We have other exceptional hospitality Affiliates working in cooperation to ensure our clients achieve every objective.

Michael Cirrito

California Area Affiliate,
Principal Broker & President, Investors Trust Realty Group, Established 1989 Located LaVerne, California


USC (University of Southern California) graduate 1984-1987 Marshall School of Business BSBA, Marketing and Finance Harvard Business School


Tribute to James Weist

Founding Partner
International Motel Brokers, LLC,

Jim created and established the company in 1979. He was a commercial CPA which rooted his understanding of the financial aspects of the hospitality industry. Ernst & Young auditor. His service on Export Expansion Council for Carnation Co. launched him into International Finance. Well known in the Western States, Jim offered a depth of experience and credibility that is rare to find in the industry today.

We represent sellers and buyers
in any type of market conditions

licensed headquarters – Oregon State, with affiliates in Western States

International Motel Brokers
Our Clients Speak Out

“Our transaction was full of land mines, Jan helped overcome the obstacles”
Client : J. V.
“After years of searching for a professional attitude, we found it!”
Client : W. Clark
“We wouldn’t have been able to succeed without your help on this purchase”
Client : K. Naisbitt