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Atlanta, GA 30326

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Paul Isaacson is a subject matter expert in hospitality real estate with nearly 30 years of experience in commercial real estate consulting, operational asset management, capital investment, corporate finance, equity and debt transactions, and corporate strategy.  Mr. Isaacson specializes in client and owner centric services focused on business strategies and solutions that provide strong economic and financial outcomes to maximize value.  Clients include large institutional public firms, private equity funds and family offices involved in investment, branding, franchising, and development of full service and limited service hotels. He is responsible for oversight of all functions and services related to the CBRE Hotels Valuation & Advisory - East Division team while being stationed in the CBRE Atlanta office.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Isaacson was Principal and Managing Member of Stillwater Real Estate Consulting, LLC, an independent third-party advisory and consulting firm specializing in hotel asset management, advisory and investment services for institutional owners in urban and resort destinations.  At Watermark Lodging Trust, an institutional fund of luxury and upper-upscale hotels, Mr. Isaacson oversaw asset management of a portfolio of hotels located in key urban markets throughout the United States including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, and Minneapolis. Prior to Watermark, Mr. Isaacson served as a director of global capital investments and transactions at IHG, and for nearly 20 years focused on strategic transactions, brand growth focused capital recycling programs, asset management and corporate acquisitions.

Education

  • Master of Science, Finance from Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
  • Bachelor of Science, Real Estate from Florida State University

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Active Member, Hotel Asset Management Association (HAMA)
  • Appraisal Institute (coursework)
  • Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (Member)

Achievements

Career experience highlights include: 

  • Managed over 50 corporate and hotel asset transactions, investments and asset portfolios with market valuations totaling nearly $2.0 billion.
  • Worked on hospitality engagements throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean,
  • Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Brazil.
  • Brand experience includes Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Renaissance, Westin, Le Meridien, and recognized independent/boutique properties.

Clients Represented

  • IHG, InterContinental Hotels
  • Oxford Capital Group
  • Peachtree Group
  • Rockbridge Capital
  • Sage Hotels & Resorts
  • Watermark Lodging Trust
  • Numerous Private Firms and Family Offices