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Brandon Feighner is a Executive Vice President of the West Division practice with CBRE Hotels Advisory, a part of CBRE, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the World’s largest real estate services company. He assists in managing the Los Angeles office. With nearly two decades of professional experience in the hospitality industry, he offers expertise in strategic asset advisory assignments, acquisition and disposition due diligence, market and economic feasibility studies, complex asset and business valuation assignments, economic impact studies, litigation support, property tax appeals, and development and operational planning. His consulting engagements cover all asset types including hotels, resorts, golf courses, conference centers, condominium hotels and the shared-ownership industry.

Mr. Feighner holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management, graduating magna cum laude in 2005. He has spoken at industry events in the region, and is regularly quoted in local and national media on hospitality and tourism topics. He is a member of various professional and community organizations, including currently serving as Treasurer of the Collins Hospitality Society Alumni Board of the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona.

Prior to joining CBRE Hotels, Mr. Feighner worked for Hilton Hotels in Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. He is a frequent guest lecturer at university-level hotel school programs and related industry events. Mr. Feighner is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is regularly quoted in industry publications and in the general press.

Clients include public REITS, private equity firms, all major sources of debt financing, all major hotel companies, and numerous municipalities and public agencies. During his tenure with CBRE Hotels, Mr. Feighner has worked extensively in Southern California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii. Additionally, he has worked with various governmental entities on tourism and hospitality real estate issues. 

Areas of Expertise: Economic, financial, and operational analysis and organizational and general consulting for the hospitality and related service industries; economic analysis, market demand studies and development consulting for all phases of the real estate industry; litigation support, general business planning, and valuation services.


  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Bachelor of Science - Collins College of Hospitality Management

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Treasurer, Collins Hospitality Society
  • Member, Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals

Professional Activities

  • Guest speaker at various industry seminars


    National Lending Institutions
    • Confidential Client
    • Confidential Client
    • GE Capital Real Estate

    Regional Lending Institutions
    • Preferred Bank
    • Royal Business Bank
    • ICBC
    • Confidential Client

    Life Insurance Companies/Pension Funds
    • American National Life Insurance
    • MetLife Real Estate Investors
    • AIG Investments

    Public Real Estate Investment Trusts
    • Ashford Hospitality Trust
    • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
    • Blackstone
    • Carey Watermark


    All Major Hotel Companies
    • Marriott International, Inc.
    • Hilton Worldwide
    • InterContinental Hotels Group
    • Hyatt Hotels Corporation

    Various Municipalities and Other Public Entities
    • City of Los Angeles
    • City of Anaheim
    • City of Santa Monica
    • Unified Port of San Diego

    Law Firms and Legal Counsel
    • JMBM
    • Rutan & Tucker
    • Perkins Coie

    Hotel Management Companies
    • Kimpton Hotel + Restaurant Group
    • Pacifica Hotels
    • Evolution Hospitality
    • Pacific Hospitality Group

Significant Assignments

  • Prepared an appraisal of a major REIT’s ownership interest in a 23-hotel real estate portfolio, estimated to have an equity value of $1.7 billion
  • Annual preparation of the Southern California Lodging Forecast prepared for hotel owners, investors, property level executives covering more than 60 individual submarkets and nearly 180,000 hotel rooms through the region
  • Management and appraisal of a nationwide 22-property portfolio for Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., that was valued in excess of $650 million
  • Developed a forecast of lodging tax revenues for the Anaheim Convention Center that will be available to fund the expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California
  • Served as consultant and financial advisor to the City of Los Angeles of numerous proposed billion dollar hotel and mixed-use developments including the 1,001-room JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton L.A. Live convention center headquarters hotel and the redevelopment of the former Wilshire Grand site to a 900-room InterContinental Hotel
  • Provided twice-annual valuations for the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) of Singapore on the Grand Wailea Resort, Arizona Biltmore, and La Quinta Resort & Spa with total asset values of approximately $1.5 billion
  • Principal consultant retained on an annual basis by the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to audit all citywide convention activity for the purpose of determining the fiscal impact to the City and overall room nights generated
  • Valued literally hundreds of hotels and resorts located through the United States, including multiple hotel portfolios ranging between 10 and 50 assets
  • Completed literally hundreds of market and economic feasibility studies for hotels across all chain scales and located throughout the United States