News release

JLL Hotels & Hospitality expands Miami investment sales advisory team

Christopher Exler has relocated from JLL’s London office to focus on domestic and cross-border investments in the Southeast and Caribbean regions

July 21, 2021

MIAMI, July 21, 2021 – JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group announced today that Senior Vice President Christopher Exler has joined the Americas team, based in its Miami office. Exler has spent the last eight years in the London office of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group covering the UK, Benelux, and Central and Eastern European markets. Exler also worked closely with cross-border capital looking to invest in Europe.

In his new role in the Americas, Exler will focus on hotel investment sales advisory transactions in the Southeast and Caribbean, working hand in hand with the team in Miami and the Global Hotel Desk, JLL Hotels & Hospitality’s cross-border investment sales division. Exler, who has more than 10 years of hospitality experience, began his career as an Analyst for Horwath HTL Cape Town and London after graduating from Hotelschool The Hague in The Netherlands.

“Christopher brings a highly complementary perspective to deal making given his international experience and strong, personal relationship with global capital,” said Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality. “Furthermore, with increased capital flows across regions, it is critical that we continue to expand our global network and strengthen our presence across major gateway markets.”

According to JLL Research, Europe has been the main foreign investor in the U.S. as a proportion of total cross border investment in 2020 and first half of 2021 with a particular focus on Sun Belt markets.

JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor over the last five years, totaling $83 billion worldwide. The group’s 350-strong global team in over 20 countries also closed more than 7,350 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. Our hotel valuation, brokerage, asset management and consultancy services have helped more hotel investors, owners and operators achieve high returns on their assets than any other real estate advisor in the world.

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