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Current Responsibilities 
Pauline Li is an Associate in the Strategic Advisory & Asset Management practice based in New York City. Her current responsibilities include asset management of the Hotel Plaza Athénée New York and the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick and a broad range of advisory projects, such as feasibility studies, management company/operator selections, buy side due diligence services, appraisals, and market research studies.

Prior to joining JLL, Ms. Li was a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young’s transaction real estate practice, a global hospitality advisory platform. At Ernst & Young, she gained transaction experience by conducting commercial and financial due diligence for buyers and lenders on several high-profile hotel portfolio transactions. Ms. Li worked on various strategic advisory initiatives including hotel feasibility studies, tourism integration services, and food & beverage benchmarking analysis. She also assessed valuations for approximately $2.5 billion of debt and equity investments across multiple asset classes including hotels, office, multifamily, retail, industrial, and timeshare. 

Ms. Li published a research article for Ernst & Young’s Global Hospitality Insight on Chinese inbound tourism.

Prior to Ernst & Young, Ms. Li was a management consultant at Horwath HTL in Beijing, and revenue management analyst at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok and the St. Regis New York. 

Ms. Li is fluent in Mandarin.

Education and Affiliations 
Ms. Li earned her BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, with a minor in Real Estate.