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John Ritger

John Ritger, MAI
Professional Experience

John Ritger, a principal of Woodworth Core Group based in Atlanta, was previously a principal with Core Hospitality Advisors, where he co-led their national appraisal practice since 2016.   He has nearly 20 years of hospitality industry experience with a focus on valuation, advisory and market analysis.  Mr. Ritger has appraised thousands of lodging properties in a diverse variety of markets across the United States.  His experience spans a wide range of lodging property types, ranging from small inns to franchised hotels to large resorts. 


Mr. Ritger began his career with KPMG’s risk advisory services practice and entered the hospitality industry in 2007, serving as a senior valuation analyst with Hunter Hotel Advisors to support a nationwide brokerage team.  He joined Cowart Hospitality Services in 2012, becoming a licensed appraiser, then co-founded Core Hospitality Advisors in 2016 and attained the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2020.  Mr. Ritger holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, with a dual major in Finance and Risk Management and Insurance.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations
  • Appraisal Institute (MAI Designation)

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

  • Terry College of Business, University of Georgia - Bachelor of Business Administration

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