Industry Update
Appointment19 September 2018

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Named Americas CEO, Hotels and Hospitality
At JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group in Chicago - IL, USA

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group announced that Gilda Perez-Alvarado has been named chief executive officer of the firm's Americas Hotels & Hospitality Group. Perez-Alvarado will work closely with Mark Wynne Smith, JLL's Global Chief Executive Officer, Hotels & Hospitality, over the next year to transition leadership responsibilities for the Americas.

In her new role, Perez-Alvarado will lead JLL's Americas hospitality real estate services including investment sales, debt, and equity placement, strategic advisory, and asset management. Additionally, Perez-Alvarado will maintain leadership of the Global Hotel Desk, an international team focused on facilitating cross-border transactions, and will continue serving as a member of JLL's Global Capital Markets Advisory Group.

Perez-Alvarado's 16 years of hotel industry experience includes 14 years with JLL in Madrid, London, Miami, and New York. Prior to this appointment, she served as a managing director focused on full-service global investment sales and managed high-profile transactions. She is a prior recipient of The Americas Lodging Investment Summit Jack A. Shaffer Advisor of the Year award and serves as a member of Qiddiya's Global Advisory Board.

School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Gilda Perez-Alvarado (Class of 2002) is a graduate of School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York - United States
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Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels & Hospitality Group serves as the hospitality industry's global leader in real estate services for luxury, select service and budget hotels, timeshare, convention centers, mixed-use developments and other hospitality assets.
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