Chairman, Americas, Hotels & Hospitality Group
Arthur Adler, Managing Director and CEO-Americas, heads the Americas division of Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels & Hospitality Group, which is part of the Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels & Hospitality Group international group. Mr. Adler specializes in arranging hotel market transactions, financings, investment advisory services, asset management and consulting for domestic and offshore owners and investors.
Mr. Adler's diverse industry background includes arranging debt and equity transactions, consulting and asset management, litigation support and strategic planning for owners, investors and lenders. Mr. Adler oversees a business that includes over 80 people which has as its clients the most prolific hotel owners and operators in the industry, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, The Blackstone Group, Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Colony Capital, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Global Hyatt Corporation, Apollo Real Estate, Host Hotels and Resorts, Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Cornerstone Real Estate, Goldman Sachs, Oak Tree Capital, Walton Street Capital, Istithmar and ADIA, among others. Selected transactions that JLL has recently completed include the sales of the Paramount New York, the Gansevoort South Beach, Morgans and Royalton Hotels New York, the Novotel New York, the Elysian Chicago, the Rittenhouse Philadelphia, the Viceroy Miami, the Renaissance Stanford Court San Francisco and the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii. In addition, JLL has arrange the financing of the Dream New York, Hilton Times Square, the W Washington, DC, the SLS South Beach.
Previously, Mr. Adler was Managing Director of the Lodging & Leisure Group at Sonnenblick-Goldman Company. During his diverse career, he has been a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand in the Hospitality Consulting Group, a Senior Principal at Laventhol & Horwath and an Operations Analyst for Hilton Hotels.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Adler holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, is a member of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen and has received their "Distinguished Alumni Award." Mr. Adler was named the 2007 Hospitality Financial Advisor of the Year by the American Lodging Investment Summit. Previously, Crain's New York Business Journal named him one of the top "40 under 40" business executives in New York City. Mr. Adler is a member of the Urban Land Institute, is a founding member of The Cornell University Real Estate Counsel, is a member of ULI's Hotel Development Counsel and is a frequent presenter at global and domestic hotel industry conferences. He is regularly quoted in leading trade journals and has been featured as a hotel industry expert on CNBC and CNNFN and in the Financial Times, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.