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Current Responsibilities
Eric Gorenstein is an Associate with JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, based in the Chicago office. Mr. Gorenstein supports both the firm’s hotel research platform and strategic advisory and asset management projects in the Americas region. As a researcher, Mr. Gorenstein is responsible for preparing research reports that cover major hotel investment markets and trends. As a part of the firm’s Strategic Advisory and Asset Management practice, he produces analyses and reports to advise a range of hospitality clients. 

Mr. Gorenstein has collaborated on asset management assignments for large branded hotel assets and created analyses on initiatives such as large capital expenditures involving rooms and restaurant expansions and/or refurbishments along with properties’ yield strategy. He has also completed in-depth hotel operational studies that have resulted in enhanced profitability across both major and minor operating departments.

Mr. Gorenstein also evaluates the feasibility and profitability of hotel development for notable clients, assessing both micro and macro factors that impact hotel performance. Representative projects include quantifying investment returns for both existing and proposed hotels, including hotel portfolios, using pro-forma financial projections and core valuation techniques.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2013, Mr. Gorenstein held internship positions with Stonehenge Partners and ARAMARK, where he gained real estate and operational experience. During his internships, Mr. Gorenstein utilized financial skills he developed during his academic career to support business practices of the aforementioned firms.  

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Gorenstein holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He also completed the Real Estate Minor in the hotel school where he gained asset management and valuation experience. At Cornell Mr. Gorenstein worked as teaching assistants for both the finance and managerial accounting courses, and he served on the board of the hotel school’s honorary society.