Tom Huffsmith Joins CBRE Hotels as Senior Managing Director To Lead Advisory Platform

​Los Angeles, CA — January 18, 2017 — CBRE Hotels announced that Tom Huffsmith has joined CBRE Hotels as senior managing director. Based in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Huffsmith will lead CBRE Hotels’ advisory platform throughout the U.S. 

An accomplished commercial real estate professional, Mr. Huffsmith will work closely with CBRE Hotels’ leadership in driving further penetration into the institutional segments of the market. He will report to Kevin Mallory, senior managing director and global head, CBRE Hotels. 

“Tom is a highly respected hotel advisor and will be a key driver in our efforts to build a seamless, global suite of services for the hotel sector, including leading the expansion of our asset management business in order to provide better access to investment life-cycle activity,” said Mr. Mallory. “His extensive experience and leadership will accelerate the growth of our hotel advisory platform.”

Prior to joining CBRE Hotels, Mr. Huffsmith was a founding partner and senior managing director for Beacon Hospitality Partners, a global hospitality advisory firm with offices in New York and London. During his tenure, Mr. Huffsmith advised Beacon’s institutional clients on more than $5 billion in hospitality real estate around the world including transactions advisory, development, and asset management of both equity and debt investments. 

“The addition of Tom to our team enhances CBRE Hotels’ fully integrated global platform. Tom’s experience and leadership will drive our integration and seamlessly connect our hospitality service lines including asset management, capital markets, investment sales, research and valuation services,” said Chris Ludeman, global president, CBRE Capital Markets.

Before founding Beacon Hospitality Partners, Mr. Huffsmith held senior roles at DTZ Rockwood Hospitality, CNL Income Properties, Inc., Regent International Hotels, Inter-Continental Hotels Group, LaSalle Partners and Prudential Realty Group.

Mr. Huffsmith is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his bachelor’s degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. 

CBRE Hotels​ is a specialized advisory group within CBRE providing advisory, asset management, capital markets, investment sales, research and valuation services to companies in the hotel sector. CBRE Hotels is comprised of over 385 dedicated hospitality professionals located in 60 offices across the globe.

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