Rothman joins CBRE to lead hotels research

Rachael Rothman, a hotel industry veteran with a background as an equity analyst focused on the hospitality industry, has joined CBRE as head of hotels research & data analytics.

“Rachael comes to CBRE with a history as both a public hotel company executive and as a leading Wall St. equity analyst who studied the industry for roughly two decades,” said Richard Barkham, CBRE global chief economist and head of Americas research. “Her industry knowledge and analytical expertise enable CBRE to continue providing clients unmatched insight into hotel-industry performance and our detailed forecasts.”

Based in Richmond, VA, Rothman leads CBRE’s hotel research, analysis, data collection and forecasting of industry metrics and trends. She also advises CBRE Hotels professionals and clients at the point of sale.

Prior to joining CBRE, she spent nearly three years in the industry as an executive and consultant. She had previously served as CFO of Apple Hospitality REIT and, before that, as head of corporate strategy and investor relations at Playa Hotels & Resorts. Prior to her corporate roles, she worked for 18 years as an equity analyst following the hospitality industry for Susquehanna International Group, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

Rothman serves on the board of the Northeast Chapter of the International Luxury Hotel Association. She is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.