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​Current Responsibilities
Mr. Garcia-Chacon heads up JLL’s  Hotel and Hospitality Group ’s Advisory Practice in Miami with a geographic focus throughout the Southeast US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.  Mr. Garcia-Chacon brings over 25 years of real estate and hospitality experience in addition to a strategic perspective to consulting, asset management and transactional analysis engagements.

Experience
Mr. Garcia-Chacon is most familiar with the hotel and resort industry in both the US and Latin America having been involved in many of that region’s growing resort areas as well as urban developments.  Likewise, he has also led a number of hospitality related consulting assignments in the Southeast with a particular focus in Florida.  Mr. Garcia-Chacon has completed numerous feasibility studies, pricing analysis, market demand surveys and valuations on a variety of hotel, mixed use and resort developments as well as land holdings.  He has also led various international due diligence engagements on behalf of both US-based and foreign investors, seeking to acquire hotels and real estate in the US and Latin America.

Prior Positions
Prior to joining JLL in 2007, Mr. Garcia-Chacon was Development Director for Yum! Restaurants International (KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands) for Latin America.  As part of that region’s leadership team, he led the growth of that unit’s franchises to over 1,000 restaurants, while at the same time, implementing new design standards for the company’s two major brands – KFC and Pizza Hut.  Mr. Garcia-Chacon also worked for CitiGroup in their in-house real estate group managing that organization’s real estate holdings in the Caribbean and the northern portion of Latin America. Earlier in his career, Mr. Garcia-Chacon was a senior manager at KPMG’s Real Estate & Hospitality Practice where he led the development of the Latin America practice and was responsible for a wide range of consulting assignments covering customer management, strategic issues, business planning, market and financial analysis and development planning for both real estate and hospitality projects.  

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Garcia-Chacon, who has resided in Miami for the past 20 years, graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Economics and obtained an M.B.A. from New York University.  Mr. Garcia-Chacon is proficient in both written and spoken Spanish.  He has been a speaker at a number of industry conferences and symposia, including CHRIS and HOLA.