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Nate Sahn

Executive Vice President | Hotel Brokerage & Investment Sales

CBRE Hotels | Capital Markets | Institutional Group


Capital Markets


Nate Sahn Executive Vice President Americas
Capital Markets Hotels
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

Nate Sahn is currently an Executive Vice President at CBRE Hotels, joining the firm in July 2003 following its merger with Insignia/ESG. As a member of the Hotel Group, which successfully transacted 250 hotels during 2013/2012 with a total sales consideration of over $2.0 billion, Mr. Sahn is based in the firm’s Chicago office and works on national hotel advisory and disposition projects, specializing in single asset and small portfolio transactions. Throughout his career, Nate has participated in the disposition of over 325 hotels nationally, valued in excess of $1.0 billion with such clients as Anglo Irish Bank, Carlson, Cerberus, Exel Inns of America, First Citizens Bank, First Hospitality, Garrison Investment Group, Host Hotels & Resorts, Kinseth Hospitality, LNR, and TMI Hospitality (Formerly Tharaldson).

Mr. Sahn utilizes his hotel operational experience, hospitality education and financial analysis expertise to best serve the company and client's expectations. Involved in every aspect of the transaction process including hotel valuation, development of disposition strategy, oversight of the marketing process, solicitation and negotiation of offers and coordination of the due diligence process, Mr. Sahn ensures that the company's services are tailored to serve each client's specific commercial real estate needs.

Prior to CBRE, Mr. Sahn was one of the original members of Insignia ESG/Hotel Partners, which he joined in 1998.  With unique experience as a hotel manager for a boutique hotel in London, England, Mr. Sahn has valuable knowledge of the hospitality industry and hotel operations.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Sales Person
  • Real Estate Advisory Board Member, Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business
  • Board Member, Kendall College, Les Roches School of Hospitality
  • Featured Author, Global Hotel Network 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014
  • Featured Author, AAHOA Lodging Business Magazine 2009 and 2013




  • 2013/2012 #1Producer CBRE Hotels Chicago Region
  • 2011/2010 #2 Producer CBRE Hotels Chicago Region
  • 2010 Chicago Circle
  • 2009/2008 #1 Producer CBRE Hotels Chicago Region
  • 2008 Top Producer CBRE Hotels North America
  • 2008 CBRE Top 225 Professional




  • Michigan State University, School of Hospitality Business; 
  • Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management, B.A.


Partial Transaction List


  • Exel Inns 22-hotel portfolio
  • Marriott Milwaukee West
  • Hilton St Louis Downtown
  • Cass Hotel Chicago
  • Best Western Inn of Chicago


Client Testimonial


  • "Nate Sahn is a great example of what a professional commercial real estate consultant should be, i.e. professional, re-creates the box, partner. I would highly recommend Nate Sahn for any hospitality company looking to market existing or new hotel properties. His level of expertise and service is unparalleled." Greg Wathen - President, Maplewood Hospitality Property Sold - Holiday Inn Express - Tell City, IN

Significant Assignments

Major Transactions
  • Courtyard Bentonville
  • Courtyard Detroit Brighton
  • DoubleTree Chicago Oak Brook
  • Fairfield Inn Portfolio Suburban Chicago
  • Marriott Chicago Burr Ridge
  • Marriott 10-Hotel Select-Service Portfolio
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago South
  • Holiday Inn Express Chicago Hillside
  • DoubleTree Three-Hotel Portfolio
  • Courtyard Lansing
  • DoubleTree Minneapolis University Area
  • DoubleTree South Bend
  • Marriott Des Moines Downtown
  • Marriott Kansas City Airport
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago East
  • Holiday Inn Express Detroit Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown

Nate Sahn Executive Vice President Americas
Capital Markets Hotels
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

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