pdfDALLAS February 17, 2005 Thomas Hill has joined Younan Properties Inc. (YPI), one of the fastest growing privately held commercial real estate investment firms in the United States, as director of finance for YPI's hotels group. In his new position, he will be responsible for all accounting, finance, computer systems and internal controls for Holiday Inn Select North Dallas, a 380-room full-service hotel located in Dallas.

Mr. Hill has more than 25 years of combined experience in accounting and hospitality. Prior to joining Younan Properties, Mr. Hill served as controller for Balcones Country Club where he supervised all staff accounts and internal controls, as well as revised the purchase order system and created controls to the timekeeping system. Other previous positions include serving as controller for Hotel Development Corp. and controller-in-training for Brook Hollow Golf Club.

I am thrilled to be a part of YPI's expansion, especially now that the company is breaking into the hospitality industry, said Hill. Now I am working for a firm that utilizes my finance/real estate skills as well as encourages imagination, forward-thinking and enthusiasm for the real estate market.

Mr. Hill earned his associate's degree from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He is a member of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) and is a Certified Hospitality Account Executive (CHAE) as well as a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP).