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Gilda Perez-Alvarado joined JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group in October 2004. Currently based in New York as Managing Director, Gilda focuses on full-service investment sales throughout the United States. Gilda also serves as Head of JLL’s Global Hotel Desk, where her role is to facilitate high-profile, global transactions by monitoring cross-border capital flows and leveraging JLL’s deep-rooted relationships with key decision makers around the world to access off-shore capital sources.

In the past 24 months, Gilda has utilized her global experience to coordinate the sale of several  high profile assets including the InterContinental The Barclay, the Novotel Times Square, Marriott New York East Side, K+K Portfolio in Europe, Mandarin Oriental Boston, St Regis San Francisco, among others. 

Prior to re-joining the team in New York (U.S. Headquarters) in 2010, Gilda was based in Madrid as Head of Hotel Debt Advisory Spain and Portugal, where she was responsible for carrying out financing work on behalf of hotel clients and supporting the executive team in Spain and London in international capital markets work. Prior to Madrid, Gilda was based in London (JLL Hotels & Hospitality’s Global Headquarters) and was responsible for luxury hotel transactions in the United Kingdom, Benelux and Scandinavia, where her primary project was the sale of the world famous Turnberry Resort in Scotland on behalf of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to her experience in London, Gilda was based in the New York and Miami offices of JLL where she advised in over US$1 billion of luxury hotel transactions, financings, advisory assignments and asset management projects in the U.S., Caribbean and North Atlantic.

Before joining JLL, Gilda worked for the Hospitality and Leisure advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Miami for more than two years, where her area of expertise was valuations and market and feasibility studies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to PwC, Gilda worked as an intern in the Real Estate Advisory Service group of Ernst & Young in Miami conducting feasibility studies and research for hotel markets in the Caribbean and Florida.  

Gilda received her Masters in Business Administration degree from Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School) in Madrid, Spain in 2010. In 2002, Gilda received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, New York, where she graduated with Honors and served as Degree Marshall for her graduating class.  Her specialization was in hotel real estate finance. In January 2016, she became the recipient of the Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the year award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit .