United Country Hospitality Experts
United Country Real Estate specializes in hospitality property including hotels, motels, resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and inns across the nation. To help our brokers, agents, and most of all, our clients, we have assembled a group of Hospitality Property Experts. They are available to provide advice and support to our Real Estate team and our buyers and sellers.
Michael Krieg , International Director of Hospitality Property
Grand Junction, CO
Mike Krieg has over 40 years of industry experience including owning and operating numerous hotels and restaurants in and around rural America. This enhances Mike’s ability to understand the intricacies of a business owner who have operated a successful hospitality property that provided an income for the owners, staff and possibly other family members for years.
Mike and a dedicated team of real estate professionals engage with the seller and provide a professional process to facilitate the right brand for the new owners, or continue under new agreements with the existing franchise in place.
His unique expertise includes a wide range of hospitality properties such as RV parks, mobile home parks, restaurants, bars, lodges and resort properties. Mike’s real estate expertise enables him to assist buyers and sellers of hospitality property all over the United States as well as internationally in Costa Rica and Panama.
Charles D Wingert
Broker / Co-Owner
Chuck, the Broker for the office, obtained his real estate license and opened his real estate business in 1978. He started his real estate career as an office affiliated with a national marketing company, United Country Real Estate over 38 years ago. Over the years, Chuck’s knowledge and skills properly valuing and providing real estate advice on hotels, motels, small businesses and farms became recognized by sellers and buyers in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and beyond. Born & raised on a farm in north Iowa, Charles D. Wingert, who goes by the nickname “Chuck”, has spent his lifetime actually “living” that small-town & rural lifestyle that he loves and dearly respects. Chuck is a 1959 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture Business and Economics. He managed a farmer owned, farm supply & grain marketing cooperative and a farmer owned soybean processing plant for 17 (of the first 19) years out of college. At the age of 40, he made the decision to return to a lifestyle of “living on the land” and to take his livelihood in a different direction. With the help of his wife, Marilyn, and their seven children, a 2-story home, with several offices built into the lower level, was constructed on a small farm near Spirit Lake, IA.
P: (712) 336-2472
Marilyn obtained her real estate license and joined Chuck in the business of marketing real estate in 1979. Since then Marilyn has gained tremendous experience and expertise in the marketing and sales of over 300 hotels, motels and small businesses. Marilyn, Chuck and Jon are licensed to market motels, hotels, small businesses and other related real estate located within their three states market area of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The background, training and experience of these three individuals who make up Heartland Real Estate, when combined with the regional, national and global marketing ability of United Country Real Estate, result in an unprecedented opportunity for motel and hotel, small business and farm buyers and sellers. We’ve told our story; now feel free to tell us yours! Let’s get acquainted.