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First Hospitality Appoints Hutcheson To VP, Investments

April 7, 2021

CHICAGO—First Hospitality, a national hotel management, acquisition, development, and consulting company, announces the appointment of Jason Hutcheson to vice president of investments. Hutcheson brings over seven years of experience in hotel real estate to his role with expertise in management, investment sales, and private equity.

“Over the past 35 years, First Hospitality has invested in nearly 100 hotels around the country and delivered IRRs of over 22% on fully realized investments,” says David Duncan, president and CEO of First Hospitality. “I know Jason will uphold First Hospitality’s reputation as a trusted partner, as well as contribute to our long track record of high returns. Jason brings value to First Hospitality beyond his financial acumen and deep industry experience. His dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusivity and his forward-thinking leadership practices align well with our company culture.”

As vice president of investments for First Hospitality, Hutcheson is responsible for assessing and coordinating the company’s strategic initiatives, including acquisitions, capital raises, and evaluating sales across First Hospitality’s national portfolio of owned and managed hotels.

Prior to joining First Hospitality, Hutcheson worked for AJ Capital Partners as an associate supporting acquisitions, developments, and capital markets for Graduate Hotels. Hutcheson also spent four years working for CBRE, most recently as a senior financial analyst, supporting hotel investment sales in the Midwest. During this role, Hutcheson had the opportunity to work with management teams and ownership groups, including Fortune 500 companies, real estate investment trusts, and high-net-worth investors. His work at CBRE received a Deal of the Year nomination at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in 2018. Hutcheson received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, and he recently earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in 2020.

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