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Current Responsibilities Based in Atlanta, Mr. Sachs is a Managing Director with JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group overseeing the P3 and tourism practice areas which include the study, financing and development of public assembly facilities (convention centers, sports facilities and performing arts centers) and convention hotel P3 projects; as well as broad destination tourism projects and convention hotel asset management. Mr. Sachs assists clients with the development of hospitality projects from feasibility through opening.
ExperienceWith more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality development and consulting industry, Mr. Sachs has extensive knowledge of asset management, destination strategic planning and public-private partnership (P3) structuring and execution. Notable projects include leading the relocation of the MLB Nationals to Washington D.C, managing $1.5 billion in convention center expansions and renovations in Orlando and Miami Beach, and developing over 20 convention/conference hotels via public-private partnerships that are open today.
Prior Positions Before joining JLL, Mr. Sachs was a Founding Partner of Strategic Advisory Group, which was acquired by JLL in early 2016, for more than 18 years. Prior to founding Strategic Advisory Group, he was the National Director of the Public Assembly Consulting Practice and Southeast Director of the Hospitality Practice for Ernst & Young. Mr. Sachs also was a Manager in KPMG’s Real Estate and Hospitality Consulting Group from 1988-1996.
Education and Affiliations Mr. Sachs is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he received a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in accounting. He has spoken at various industry conferences including the P3 Conference, IAVM trade show and conference, the International City Managers Association (ICMA) conference, the International Convention Center Conference (ICCC), the UCLA Hotel Investment Conference, NYU Hotel Investment Conference, Southeast Hotel Investment Conference, and the Conference on Urban Economic Development (CUED). Mr. Sachs serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, is a past Chairman of the Board and has also served on the National Board of Representatives for LLS.