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Current ResponsibilitiesMr. de Gortari is Senior Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality Group Advisory practice in Mexico. He has more than 12 years of experience in the creation and development of national and international business, strategic planning, and product management. ExperienceMr. de Gortari was involved in the process of rising a private investment fund specialized in the hospitality industry with approximately $60 MUSD to develop 13 Business Class Hotels. For two years, he was involved in the advisory of mixed projects for institutional and private investors seeking solutions and opportunities in the Real Estate market, including Residential, Hospitality, Commercial, or Industrial component. His responsibilities included the location and creation of the opportunity with new developments in different markets, negotiating with operators and conditions of return for investors, either through operation or leasing contracts. He has had a successful history on the development focused on profitability, with the ability to easily move from vision to the practical implementation. Mr. de Gortari was involved in the development of new hotels with Grupo Posadas, achieving in this time the 22 negotiation of management contracts for the different brands, Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Inn and ONE Hotels, representing an investment of approximately $ 122 million dollars. Prior PositionsPrior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, Mr. de Gortari spent two years as a Partner for a Private Equity Fund for 13 hotels. Before this, Mr. de Gortari spent 2 years in the industry as an advisor for investment groups to develop Real Estate projects. He was Development Sub director with Grupo Posadas for 6 years, developing hotel management contracts for the group. Education and AffiliationsMr. de Gortari earned his Industrial Engineer degree from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He holds an MBA degree from EGADE, with studies in the Business University at Monaco, Montecarlo, IUM.