Jim Anhut 2018-02-21T14:48:14+00:00
Jim Anhut
Passionate about
  • Family
  • Sharing forward
  • Skiing, running and cycling
  • Anticipatory service
  • The future

Atlanta, Georgia

Relevant expertise
  • Brand strategy, evolution and expansion
  • Real estate acquisition and development
  • Franchise growth
  • Team building

Jim Anhut

Advisor, investor, board member

Third generation hospitality professional with over 35-years of experience in brand creation and positioning, real estate acquisitions and development, franchise systems, operations, design and construction.  Leadership roles have spanned from general manager of family’s hotel/restaurant to chief development officer.  Held executive leadership positions at The Residence Inn Company, Choice Hotels International, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Dine Equity.

Mentored and guided by some of the most generous and enlightened leaders in the hospitality industry who believed in people, encouraged imagination and enabled personal and professional growth.  Perpetually sharing this guidance forward with colleagues, students and small businesses.

Privileged to have led teams that collectively conceived and built four successful franchised brands, acquired or developed real estate exceeding an aggregate value of $1.0 billion, sold more than 1,000 franchises, delivered complex renovation projects and managed service-focused franchise support platforms.