THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

Phillip H. McNeill, Sr.

McNeill Commercial Real Estate, LLC.
President
Past President

Phillip McNeill is Chairman of McNeill Hospitality Corporation since 1984 and McNeill Commercial Real Estate, LLC since 1977, a real estate investment and brokerage company with interests in hotels, health care, retail, office, residential and industrial properties. Mr. McNeill is also a partner in Chartwell Hospitality, a developer and manager of hotels. From 1963 to 1977, he served in various capacities, including President and CEO, with Schumacher Mortgage Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Time, Inc. From the inception in 1994, until the sale in 2007 to Goldman-Sachs, McNeill was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Equity Inns, Inc., a NYSE company.

Phillip McNeill has served as President and Director of the Memphis Mortgage Bankers Association, the Tennessee State Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Board of Trustees of the University of Memphis Foundation, National Commerce Financial (NYSE), Interstate Hotel Corporation (NYSE), Rhodes College and Wetlands America Trust.

Description of Business:

Developer and manager of hotels, health care, retail, office, residential and industrial properties.

Year Business Founded:

1994

Year Inducted:

1998

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘Entrepreneurship is the utilization of one’s talents to take calculated risks in a business environment to create capital enhancement commensurate with the risk taken.”

For More Information: http://www.equityinns.com