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JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group Bolsters Strategic Advisory & Asset Management Platform

Charlotte Kang joins firm to lead Southeast region efforts

ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2015 – Hotel owners, developers, and operators are increasingly vetting strategies to attract travelers and deliver optimal returns on their real estate. In response, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group today announced that Charlotte Kang has joined the firm as an Executive Vice President in the firm’s Strategic Advisory & Asset Management practice. Based in Atlanta and working under the direction of Managing Director Greg Hartmann, Kang is tasked with leading hospitality advisory, valuation and asset management efforts in the Southeast region.
“Hotel advisory and asset management expertise can no longer be confined to domestic markets,” said Hartmann. “Charlotte’s breadth of knowledge and the experience she brings, including MAI/RICS valuation, Southeast regional asset expertise and fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, is truly unique within the lodging industry.”
Kang holds 18 years of advisory, valuation, business development and executive managerial experience in domestic and international hospitality and commercial real estate consulting services. She joins JLL from Butler Burgher Group (BBG) where she served as Managing Director of the Southeast region leading and managing the commercial real estate valuation practice. Prior to that, Kang was a Vice President with the Atlanta office of PKF Consulting USA. Kang is the founding chair of Georgia Women in Lodging (GWIL), a council within Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association (GHLA) and the founding co-chair of the Southeast Chapter of RICS.
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor in the world, totaling US$51 billion over the last five years. Between negotiating deals, the group’s 340-strong global team also executed 4,600 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. The firm is recognized as the global leader in real estate services across hospitality properties from luxury, upscale, select service and budget hotels to timeshare and fractional ownership properties, convention centers and mixed-use developments. Investors and owner/operators worldwide turn to JLL to shape their investment strategies and maximize the value of their assets and JLL’s expert advice is backed by industry-leading research.

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About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit​