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February 1, 2016

Awarded to the hotel industry professional who demonstrates “enthusiasm, drive and style” in arranging transactions which benefit both buyer and seller, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Managing Director and Global Hotel Desk leader, Gilda Perez-Alvarado was awarded with the Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year Award yesterday at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).

“It’s wonderful to see Gilda’s hard work and dedication receive industry-wide recognition,” said Arthur Adler, Americas CEO and Managing Director, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. “She is clearly deserving of this award, given her track record of success in facilitating and executing cross-border capital hotel transactions and her unwavering dedication to meeting our clients’ objectives. We couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments.”

Based in New York, Perez-Alvarado focuses on facilitating and executing cross-border capital hotel transactions. In 2015, Perez-Alvarado was involved with $3.5 billion in hotel real estate transactions. Her most notable assignments during her tenure at JLL include the sale of the Essex House New York, the InterContinental Barclay, Le Meridien Cambridge, Marriott New York East Side, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, the K+K portfolio in Europe and the Turnberry Resort Scotland.

“It’s an honor to be presented with such a prestigious award,” said Perez-Alvarado. “This is a huge recognition not just on an individual basis, but also for my entire team and JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group’s culture of putting clients first.”

Gilda Perez-Alvarado
Senior Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

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