Managing Director / Practice Leader and Trusted Advisor
with extensive global experience in the hospitality sector. Highly skilled negotiator with deep expertise in consulting, finance, due diligence, loan origination, asset management, acquisitions, divestitures and workouts. A professional with an expansive network of relationships throughout the private equity, investment banking, real estate, legal, and hospitality communities.
- Advised on over $10 billion of hospitality transactions
- Originated billions in hotel mortgage debt: CMBS, whole and mezzanine loans
- Founded and successfully grew a national investment and advisory practice
- Provided advisory and due diligence services to private equity firms and major hospitality corporations and hotel owners.
Fitzgerald has over 35 years of experience in the hotel sector, including key roles in hospitality consulting, corporate finance, and asset management with:
James Fitzgerald earned a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.