FERNANDO GARCIA-CHACON JOINS CBRE HOTELS AS MANAGING DIRECTOR TO LEAD ADVISORY PLATFORM IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Miami, May 1, 2018 – CBRE announced today that Fernando Garcia-Chacon has joined CBRE Hotels as a Managing Director. Based in Miami, Mr. Garcia-Chacon will lead CBRE Hotels’ advisory platform throughout South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.

An accomplished commercial real estate professional, Mr. Garcia-Chacon has 25 years of hospitality experience in hotel consulting, asset management and transactional analysis engagement. He has advised on more than $10 billion in hospitality transactions involving large international property portfolios, as well as operating platforms throughout South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. Mr. Garcia-Chacon has assessed the market and financial viability of hundreds of projects throughout the region’s growing resort areas and urban developments.

 
“Fernando is a highly-respected addition to CBRE Hotels and our South Florida region. Strategically based out of Miami, the gateway to Latin American and the Caribbean, Fernando brings with him an exceptional set of skills and international experience in hospitality that will deliver unapparelled value to our current and future clients,” said Arden Karson, Senior Managing Director, South Florida, CBRE.

 
Mr. Garcia-Chacon will work closely with the Miami-based CBRE Hotels team, composed of Christian Charre, Paul Weimer and Natalie Castillo. Mr. Garcia-Chacon will report to Tom Huffsmith, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hotels.

 
“We are excited to have Fernando join us to lead our new hotel advisory platform in Miami. Fernando’s broad contacts and advisory experience throughout the South Florida, Caribbean and Latin American regions will enable us to expand our advisory services in development, strategy and asset management,” said Mr. Huffsmith.

 
Mr. Garcia-Chacon joins CBRE from JLL, where he was Executive Vice President for the firm’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. During his tenure at JLL, he was responsible for the Advisory Consulting Practice for the Southeast US region, the Caribbean and Mexico. Before this role, he was a Development Director for the Latin America division of Yum! Restaurants International. Prior to this, he was Real Estate Director for the North Latin America region for Citigroup.

 
Mr. Garcia-Chacon holds an MBA in Finance from New York University (NYU), Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Boston College.

 
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