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Eric Bahme

President \ CEO

My Story

Eric has extensive experience in all phases of hotel operations and development with a background in systems development. He is President of MBE Hospitality Management a company that manages both branded and boutique hotels. His varied background, outstanding service skills and personal ownership of hotels, makes him an excellent liaison to tie together an owner’s interest and the unique capabilities of professional hospitality management. 


In early 2019 Eric sold his interest in a company he had helped found called MBS Solutions, a firm that employed architects, engineers, designers, drafters, and project managers. With a design portfolio that includes more than 10 million square feet of educational and worship space, this company along with the main company BGW generated more than $2.5 billion in construction revenue since 1998 and helped non-profits find sustainable solutions for long-term growth.  


Eric was a partner in one of the top 100 Hospitality Management Companies in the United States, Lincoln Asset Management, successfully initiating and expanding the company's management contract business and ownership. Eric sold his interests in 2013 and took on full ownership of MBE Hospitality Management, LLC for the purpose of hotel management. In 2014, Eric sold his position in Genesis Hotels LLC, a collection of franchised hotels throughout the Northwest. As a partner in the Lincoln family of companies, Eric built upon his experience in property and construction management, and operations with 15 hotel properties. His excellent people skills and insistence upon high-quality results help him to work effectively with city planning officials, neighbors and members of the real estate community. 


In 2002, Eric and Rita moved with their daughter, Alyssa, to Portland, Oregon, where they founded Eastside Church, giving birth to a new entrepreneurial model of ministry. The church purchased a run-down Travelodge hotel in June 2003 with a vision for philanthropic support within the community. Following a five-million-dollar renovation, and a rebrand to a Quality Inn and Suites and a Rodeway Inn; Choice Hotels recognized both of these hotels as Platinum award winners with both hotels being ranked in the top three within their respective brand. Bahme documented the church’s story, as well as its tremendous impact on the surrounding community, in a book called The MBE Revolution – Developing Economic Engines that Drive Mission based Movements. In response to Eric and his congregation’s hard work, the Business and Mission Network awarded the church community number 13 in the top “25 business as mission companies” in 2008. In addition, Eric and his congregation have been featured in several local and national publications and television broadcasts. 


Eric served on the Community Advisory Council at Warner Pacific College, as well as on several other for-profit and non-profit boards, and has even been an invited guest to serve on the Mayor’s Committee to end homelessness in Multnomah Country.  Furthermore, Bahme has been the board chairman of My Father’s House, which is the largest private, non-profit family shelter in America. 


Eric received his bachelor’s degree from Walla Walla College in 1986 in Communications and a second degree in Theology. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Andrew’s University in 1989. Today, he and his wife reside in Kalispell Montana.


Portfolio of hotels Eric had or currently has ownership interest in:


  1. Kalispell Best Western Plus – Kalispell, MT (current own)

  2. Copper King Hotel and Convention Center, Butte, MT (operational management no ownership interest)

  3. Coyote Bluff Estate – Sommers, MT (current own)

  4. Comfort Suites- Texas (Own, Coming Soon)

  5. Snug Harbor Resort and Mariana (operational management no ownership interest)

  6. Clarion Inn Platt River – Casper, WY (operational management no ownership interest)

  7. The Calvert Hotel – Lewistown, MT 59457 (operational management no ownership interest)

  8. Cedar Street Hotel and Suites – Sandpoint, ID (operational management no ownership interest)

  9. Fairfield Inn & Suites – Virgin, UT (operational management no ownership interest)

  10. Hampton Inn and Suites – Abilene, TX (operational management no ownership interest)

  11. Cedar Street Hotel and Suites – Sandpoint, ID (operational management no ownership interest)

  12. Comfort Inn and Suites – Tualatin, Oregon (sold)

  13. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Seaside, Oregon (sold)

  14. Best Western – Astoria, Oregon (sold)

  15. Comfort Inn & Suites – Lincoln City, Oregon (sold)

  16. Comfort Suites, Moses Lake, Washington (sold)

  17. Best Western Plus – Yakima, Washington (sold)

  18. Comfort Suites – Yakima, Washington (sold)

  19. Holiday Inn Express – Walla Walla, Washington (sold)

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