Managing Director, National Practice Lead - Hotels & Hospitality
At Jones Lang LaSalle, Charlotte Kang is an Managing Director in the Hotels & Hospitality Group, providing Strategic Advisory & Asset Management Services. Ms. Kang serves as the national valuation director - hotels in the U.S. and leads the specialty practice areas in development advisory, buy-side due diligence, and portfolio consulting services.
During Ms. Kang's 20 years of consulting practice, she has provided international and domestic hospitality and commercial real estate advisory services in the United States, Caribbean Basin, Central America and Asia. Her area of expertise includes, but not limited to, portfolio optimization, strategic planning, acquisition services, due diligence services, valuation, market studies, feasibility studies, financial analysis, impact studies, purchase price allocation, property tax appeals, and highest and best use analysis. Ms. Kang has managed and conducted a diverse assortment of consulting and appraisal assignments that involved the public and private sectors, single asset and complex portfolio projects. She led the development of complex financial analysis of large-scale projects and valuations of portfolio acquisitions, recommended development program and scope of facility for new, proposed and/or repositioned hospitality assets, and provided guidance to clients on meeting investment requirements.
Prior to joining JLL, Ms. Kang was a Managing Director Southeast Region with Butler Burgher Group (BBG) where she led and managed the commercial real estate valuation practices and served as a national client manager. Prior to that, Ms. Kang was a Vice President with the Atlanta office of PKF Consulting USA, after leaving her position as a consultant – real estate appraiser for Hospitality Asset Advisors Pte. Ltd, Singapore. Additionally, she held several commercial real estate valuation positions in Singapore.
Education and Affiliations
Ms. Kang holds a Bachelor of Science Estate Management degree with First Class Honors (summa cum laude) from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. She holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and she is a Fellow Member (FRICS) of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Ms. Kang has served on the Appraisal Institute's Experience Review Panel and played an instrumental role in AI's China membership expansion by way of translating the comprehensive exam, and conducting experience interviews and screening. Additionally, Ms. Kang was the founding co-chair of the Southeast Chapter of RICS. Ms. Kang served on the AHLA's Women In Lodging (WIL) Executive Council and is the founding chair of the Georgia Women In Lodging (GWIL) as well as the recipient of AHLA's 2010 State Leadership Award. Ms. Kang is an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network and Urban Land Institute (ULI). Ms. Kang is multi-lingual in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese.