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JLL’s Gilda Perez-Alvarado Recognized as Top Hotel Broker

Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year Award presented at ALIS

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2016 – Awarded to the hotel industry professional who demonstrates “enthusiasm, drive and style” in arranging transactions which benefit both buyer and seller, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Managing Director and Global Hotel Desk leader, Gilda Perez-Alvarado was awarded with the Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year Award yesterday at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).

"It's wonderful to see Gilda's hard work and dedication receive industry-wide recognition," said Arthur Adler, Americas CEO and Managing Director, JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group. "She is clearly deserving of this award, given her track record of success in facilitating and executing cross-border capital hotel transactions and her unwavering dedication to meeting our clients’ objectives. We couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments."
Based in New York, Perez-Alvarado serves as Managing Director and the lead of the Hotels & Hospitality Group’s Global Hotels Desk, where she focuses on facilitating and executing cross border capital hotel transactions. In 2015, Perez-Alvarado was involved with $3.5 billion in hotel real estate transactions. Her most notable assignments during her tenure at JLL include the sale of the Essex House New York, the InterContinental Barclay, Le Meridien Cambridge, Marriott New York East Side, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, the K+K portfolio in Europe and the Turnberry Resort Scotland.
“It's an honor to be presented with such a prestigious award,” said Perez-Alvarado. “This is a huge recognition not just on an individual basis, but also for my entire team and JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group’s culture of putting clients first.”

JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor over the last five years, totalling more than $68 billion worldwide. Between negotiating the world’s most extraordinary, enticing, and profitable property deals, the group’s 350-strong global team also closed more than 4,400 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. Investors worldwide turn to JLL to shape their strategies, tailor their portfolios and maximize the value of their assets. We are recognized as the global leader in real estate services across hospitality properties of all shapes and sizes. Our expert advice is backed by industry-leading research. We apply our broad spectrum of hotel valuation, brokerage, asset management and consultancy services through every phase of the hotel lifecycle. We have helped more hotel investors, owners and operators achieve high returns on their assets than any other real estate advisor in the world. Whether you are looking for a hotel or you're ready to sell, we'll use our capital markets expertise, hospitality industry knowledge and global relationships to put the right parties together and execute a bespoke deal that exceeds your objectives.
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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 $57.2 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