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Robert Mandelbaum

Director of Research Information Services at CBRE Hotels

Robert Mandelbaum is the Director of Research Information Services for CBRE Hotels Americas Research. He is based in the firm’s Atlanta office, where he is in charge of Research Information Services. Research Information Services produces the annual Trends® in the Hotel Industry statistical report, along with customized financial and operational analyses for client projects. On a quarterly basis, CBRE Hotels produces five-year forecasts of performance for six national chain-scales, six national location categories, and 55 major U.S cities using its proprietary Hotel Horizons® econometric forecasting model. Mr. Mandelbaum began his hospitality industry career with Holiday Inns, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee. He started his career with the firm in 1983 in the Memphis office of Pannell Kerr Forster, where he conducted market and financial feasibility studies and operational analyses for hotel, restaurant, club, and conference center clients. Prior to moving to Atlanta in November 1997, he also worked in PKF’s San Francisco office. Mr. Mandelbaum holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He serves on the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) Financial Management Committee that is responsible for preparing the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). In addition, he is a member of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) association. He is on the executive board of the Cornell Hotel Society, the author of articles for industry trade publications, a guest lecturer at college and university hotel school programs, and a speaker at industry forums.

Articles by Robert Mandelbaum (89)

An Analysis Of Franchise Fees

In the current market environment of modest growth in revenue, hotel owners and operators are paying extra attention to their operating expenses. Per the June 2017 edition of Hotel Horizons(r), RevPAR growth in the U.S. is forecast to remain under 3.0 percent from 2018 through ...

The Components of Payroll

Based on the results of CBRE Hotels' Americas Research's 2017 edition of Trends(r) in the Hotel Industry, hotel management was able to contain the growth of labor costs in 2016. On average, the combined cost of the salaries, wages, other compensation and benefits paid to both ...

Shopping For Profits Retail Outlets Are More Efficient

Historically hotels have offered retail operations primarily for guest convenience and satisfaction. In general, the revenue generated by hotel retail outlets represents only a small part of total hotel revenue. Of the properties in the Trends(r) in the Hotel Industry database ...