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Rachael Rothman Joins CBRE To Lead Hotels Research

March 11, 2021

DALLAS—CBRE announced today that Rachael Rothman, a hotel industry veteran with an extensive background as an equity analyst focused on the hospitality industry, has joined the company as Head of Hotels Research & Data Analytics.

Ms. Rothman, based in Richmond, Va., leads CBRE’s hotel research, analysis, data collection and forecasting of industry metrics and trends. She also advises CBRE Hotels professionals and clients at the point of sale.

“Rachael comes to CBRE with a history as both a public hotel company executive and as a leading Wall Street equity analyst who studied the industry for roughly two decades,” said Richard Barkham, CBRE Global Chief Economist and Head of Americas Research. “Her industry knowledge and analytical expertise enable CBRE to continue providing clients unmatched insight into hotel-industry performance and our detailed forecasts.”

Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Rothman spent nearly three years in the industry as an executive and consultant. That included her work as Chief Financial Officer of Apple Hospitality REIT and, before that, as Head of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations at Playa Hotels & Resorts. Prior to her corporate roles, she worked for 18 years as an equity analyst following the hospitality industry for Susquehanna International Group, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Rothman serves on the board of the Northeast Chapter of the International Luxury Hotel Association. She is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. She holds the Certified Financial Analyst designation.

Ms. Rothman earned her Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, her Master’s of Hotel & Restaurant Management from Cornell University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College.

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